albert haynesworth traded to the nba?

twitterdjraghkstar twitterdjraghkstarContributor IApril 6, 2010

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 08:  Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins looks on against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on November 8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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obviously we all know by now the redskins were shopping the haynesworth contract during the recent acquisition efforts to snag donovan mcnabb. a year ago, the haynesworth contract was one the redskins willingly agreed to with much excitement & fan-fare.

in shopping haynesworth, its similar to what is seemingly sort of nba-style proposed trade if you will. in a likeness similar to an offer to take a bad contract off a team’s books for example.

for the eagles, or any team, to take on the haynesworth contract prior to april 1st would have been a colossal investment for a player who already has questionable motivation to some.

in essence, this type of trade may become commonplace where the value becomes closely related to the financial obligations of the organization than actual player value.

teams pay disproportionate amounts to the top players drafted in the early rounds. having said that & based on finance, teams may try to move out of these overpriced early-round slots & upset the traditional value chart of draft choices. this has been seen in recent years with teams trying to trade out of the early first round slots in order to grab a lesser-known player with the talent & potential to become a franchise superstar.

hey, it worked for the eagles as they desean jackson & others in the 2nd round. 

in my opinion, albert haynesworth & his $21m will stay with the redskins, whether liked or not.

at least if he does become an ex-redskin some time in the future, the skins will have lessened the potential consequences of an immediate upheaval.

but hey, there's always the nba.


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