The 76ers needed to create a roster spot to acquire Joel Anthony from Detroit and eventually waived JaKarr Sampson. Sampson, a favorite among the 76ers’ management and coaching staffs, was waived when an open roster spot was needed.
Sampson eventually cleared waivers and signed a new contract with the Denver Nuggets.
The Vertical talked to numerous agents and teams, and they all felt that this issue is something the league and the Players Association will need to look into going forward. There is certainly a gray area on how a player who is waived to create a roster spot is treated if a trade is voided.
Source: Bobby Marks of Yahoo Sports
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