I have to agree with Clarke on this too and I've never liked the guy. The compensation for signing restricted free agents away was decreased in the new CBA, so why wouldn't teams go for it? I mean other than the league wide collusion that goes on when it comes to restricted free agents.
All these other GM's being pissed off because he did something that is neither illegal or unethical is ridiculous. The crying about him driving the price up on players is complete bull**** since there are other teams who are much more guilty of that then Clarke could ever be.