Re: Why do some GMs appear to be so dumb?
Part of it's market value. If you give one guy a bad contract on the level of say Matt Carroll, Diop gets one too, then Kapono, then Jerome James etc etc.
Same thing happens in baseball.
Then part of it is just being a dumbass, as in also Matt Carroll, or Darko Milocic, Joe Johnson etc etc. They paid them KNOWING they weren't worth that much money, but spent it because they had it. Which really really ruins the NBA, and a lot of sports.