"[Battier is] as smart as hell. He understands how to play the game. He plays it at 100% ferocity all the time, a ferocity with sense. And on top of that, he's a character guy, he's a leader, he's a consummate pro. I hate him." - Gregg Popovich
The other type of no-trade clause - the one made famous by Devean George - involves players on one year contracts who will have early or full Bird rights at the season's end are given the right to veto any trades that they may be in, so that they aren't powerless to prevent having their Bird rights taken away from them (which is what happens when such players are traded, for reasons I am not aware of.) The players who qualify for that criteria and thus yield that power are as follows;
Just because they have this power, it doesn't mean they will use it. Devean George did, but that was the exception; players last year who could have done but didn't include Nate Robinson and Royal Ivey. Nor did Aaron Gray, who has achieved the unusual feat of having the right to veto a trade in back to back seasons. It is, however, something to note.
Jason andJarron Collins - The two are listed together for the simple reason that they're identical in every way. Jason used to be considerably better, but he's not now - not since Kiefer Sutherland and Eddie Izzard have two different people been so identical in every way. Both are little things players, big and versatile defenders, charge-takers and heartbreakers; neither can score or rebound. Both put up absolutely dreadful numbers when measured by any conventional metrics. Coaches continue to love them anyway for their "intangibles." Jason is said to have agreed to re-sign in Atlanta, but hasn't done so yet. For this reason, they are candidates for your team, regardless of whether you want them to be.
EDIT: Jason's re-signing with Atlanta is now official. This, by default, makes Jarron hotter property. Buy early to avoid disappointment.
Jason Collins - Collins is unsigned not because of who he is, but because of what he can't do as a player. In an era of stretch bigs, his one plus NBA skill is mitigated, and his huge weaknesses magnified.
Note: Non-US teams that the player
has played for are, unless stated otherwise, from the top division in
that nation. If a league or division name is expressly stated, it's not
the top division. The only exceptions to this are the rare occasions where
no one league is said to be above the other, such as with the JBL/BJ League
split in Japan.