Originally Posted by blandman
Traded Thornton too late to get anything back, should have traded him before the season when he still had value.
This is a purge move, nothing more nothing less.
Why would Thornton have had more value before the season than now? I can understand that the acquiring team would have had him under contract for a full season; but on the other hand, his salary is pretty high and his 2012 was pretty unimpressive.