While there are legitimate questions about the move that can and should be asked, in response to the vitriol of the previous poster to one of the 50 best players in NBA history and a man without whom Jordan wouldn't have gotten a single ring, I have one thing to say, with all hope that Mr. FrostyFreeze will forgive me biting on his graphic just this once:
... I'd gladly hate on Pippen -- but the coach didn't draw up the play for me to get the last shot, and so I'm not going to go on the court. I also have a migraine. If anything, the other guys on the team owe me an apology for playing with their sorry fat butts.
Pippen also has MJ to thank for being undeservedly selected as one of the 50 greatest NBA players.
"Or F*ckin' Bevacqua, who couldn't hit water if he fell out of a F*ckin' boat." -- Tommy Lasorda (for Guru Zim!)
I hate to see Avery go because he's sharp,knows basketball and is pure class. But, I think the team tuned him out, and he is a bad fit with Kidd. Kidd likes more freedom and Avery is very controlling, especially of the PG.