Buyout mania needs to catch on

NBA teams are finally taking steps to get unproductive players off the books with buyouts and trades.

Updated: October 8, 2003, 12:29 PM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
The salary cap is a straight jacket. The luxury tax is a swift kick to the butt. But the biggest scourge to any NBA roster is an aging or injured veteran making huge dollars and literally chocking his team out of hope on the floor and cap relief in the future. The overpaid, over-the-hill NBA player has become arsenic.

Has the NBA finally found an antidote?

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer