Chandler "max deal" Parsons is healthy and wants to play. Isaiah Thomas wants to play (and not in the G-League). Melo wants to play. Melo and Isaiah are both on Vet Minimums right now. Isaiah b/c of his hip surgery and rehab and Melo b/c he was bought out of his max deal. But I think the overall premise stands...once you sign the dotted line the team owns you. Can sit you, trade you, etc. If other people think that's unfair or bush league, free agents will stop coming there.