I'm just sick of the excuses. The Nuggets got out of the tax before the season started. The Bucks planned ahead and got rid of two of their bad contracts (Henson and Dellavedova) to give them room for re-signing Middleton and Brogdon this summer. The Wizards were able to shed salary and get below the tax line. The Rockets got rid of Knight's contract for next year and got under the tax. The Mavs dumped Barnes. To say that teams were only interested in expiring contracts is bullshit. The only way it makes sense is if they really are willing to go as far as it takes this summer into the tax. Even that seems a little reckless though.