This fanpost does not suggest a trade, nor does it reflect on recent trades. You may all breathe a sigh of relief. I frequently write fanposts asking questions, because 1. I don't know everything, and 2. I have absolutely no problem admitting it. My latest question involves Otis, and it is as follows:
On 2 occasions, Otis did something during trade negotiations that seemed to me to be a bit unusual: First, he matched the offer for Gortat and then signed away Bass. Some painted this as a real "sticking it to Cuban" kind of move. Second, during the offseason, he made Chicago wait until the end of the offering period before he matched their offer for Redick. I heard media outlets at the time say that he did this to make it a little more difficult for Chicago to find the player they wanted after Redick (by using more time than he needed to match).
So, my question is: is this normal kind-of GM behavior? It is cool to do this sort of thing, or can/does this affect his relationships with various teams down the line? I mean, I don't know if this is the sort of thing that every GM does, or if Otis is just a different kind of businessman.
If you have knowledge of this kind of thing, please respond, especially if it's common and you have examples of other GMs rolling in this fashion.