I actually think we had valuable pieces to trade. No way to guess why nothing went down. Probably Joe was higher on the players than the other teams were. We haven't done a lot of showcasing, so maybe that's part of it. We're not trading Stuckey and giving Amir hasn't increased his value much because he's not putting up stats, not getting many minutes, and the coach signals to the market that he isn't happy with him (vs. continuing to point out all his intangibles like he did at the start of the year). But Sheed was a good chip. He's expiring and he's still playing at a decently high level, especially for a contender who needs a smart big man who plays D and can shoot. At this point, he's worthless to us, except for the actual expiration part. AI could have been a good chip, but it would be disgraceful to dump him off to a non-contender. Also, we haven't made him look very good with him sacrificing in the scoring department and us still losing. Why would another team want to be the 3rd one in a row to fall for the same false hope that they'd be better with him? They would look stupid if it didn't work. There are tons of teams out there who would want Rip and Tay, but they are still peaking, so it doesn't help us to trade reasonably priced guys in good health who are still in the prime of their careers. Maxiell also seems like a good pickup for other teams, but his contract is too reasonable and it isn't high enough to be anything other than a secondary piece to a trade. Herrmann, Kwame, and the rest are not overly attractive to the market.