Rob Hennigan created the largest trade exception in NBA history out of thin air


There has been a lot of curiosity about exactly how the Magic were able to end up with a nearly $18 million trade exception in the Dwight Howard trade. Eric Pincus at Hoopsworld breaks it down and it's surprisingly intricate and required both the Brandon Bass and Ryan Anderson trade exceptions. Say what you will about what the Magic got, but this trade exception was clearly key. It is also something that would have never happened with Otis Smith.