There's no need for Joe and Jane Six-Pack to pity anyone making millions to play basketball in the NBA. Even those trapped on terrible teams can count on their love of the game (and of hefty paychecks) to sustain them when the well of wins runs dry.
That doesn't mean that every player toiling with a franchise on the fritz need be pleased with his circumstances. Those action-packed two weeks or so between the final days before the Feb. 20 trade deadline and the March 1 cutoff for playoff eligibility saw a slew of seasoned veterans switch from sinking squads to others with much grander designs for spring time.
Some (i.e. Evan Turner, Andre Miller, Steve Blake) were traded. Others (i.e. Glen Davis, Danny Granger, Caron Butler) were bought out.
But not all of the Association's "good soldiers" were rewarded for their service to rebuilding teams with midseason moves to competitive clubs. And with so many organizations eying the 2014 NBA Draft lottery, the ranks of experienced players wasting their talents on losing causes are deeper than ever.
Certainly deep enough to fill a two-deep roster of All-Sad All-Stars, comprised solely of veterans with at least seven years of NBA service under their respective belts.