Thank you Psileas for defining the true meaning of stiff.
Dino had his time, but being 37 with bad wheels kind of makes you a stiff, some people (wrongfully so) compared Spoon to Barkley, why not take a chance, Dino wasnt going to be around much longer.
Then I'll take a "stiff" over many other players. Actually, I answered why Radja retired from basketball, not the NBA. Maybe the reason was that he could find better contracts in Europe (remember, the early to mid-90's NBA didn't offer the sums it does today). At 29, he was still pretty healthy.