"a stunning move" is an understatement. i'm sure a lot of players are happy, but also, after playing 3 months (including the preseason) with the ball, they're gonna have to get used to regular bounces as opposed to those weird bounces that ball takes off the rim.
I didn't know about the ball cutting hands. Guess the complaining was justified.
<---Apologizes to every player except for Paul Pierce, who probably boosted the ball up because Spaulding is paying him.
I think the cuts were from players that handle the ball a lot, a la Steve Nash and Jason Kidd. Also, a lot of the assistant coaches were complaining about that because they pass the ball so much to players in practice. There was a lot of complaining about dryness, and cracking on their fingertips. Some even said that they have to put bandaids on their fingers before pratice to avoid that from happening. Steve Nash describes it as feeling like papercuts, and I noticed that he's had a couple of his fingers bandaged the last couple weeks.