View Full Version : SAS - Artest could sit out entire season with pay.

12-16-2005, 08:44 PM
SAS just said that DW would sit out RA the entire season with pay if a trade can't get done.

12-16-2005, 09:52 PM
Ummmm... not sure about that.


Frank Slade
12-16-2005, 10:01 PM
Donie said he could put Ronnie on the inactive roster.

Its very likely, but when you have any situation, its always good to have a plan "B" and plan "C"

Ask the guy from "The Apprentice".

Oh yeah I saw that ... rained out :(

12-16-2005, 10:02 PM
He can put him on the inactive list, but he still has to pay him, doesn't he?

Not spontaneous

12-16-2005, 10:08 PM
Yes, he still gets paid.

12-16-2005, 10:21 PM
SAS - The A-List - Just reiterated that he spoke with DW today and that he WILL not let Ron play again for the Pacers and that he just may indeed sit out the whole year - with pay. In a way, that might be more of a statement than giving him what he wants. Should be interesting to see how this plays out.

12-16-2005, 10:30 PM
I thought the title said "without pay". Yes, sit out with pay sounds like a possibility but I doubt the plausibility.

More positioning by Walsh IMHO.


12-16-2005, 10:41 PM
Is Artest barred from the practice facilities?

There's a part of me that thinks that Donnie said this as a message to Artest to shut up and play nice so that Donnie can work out a deal that would help out the Pacers.

12-16-2005, 10:48 PM
A trade will get done. Why SAS is wasting everyone time is beyond me.

12-16-2005, 10:52 PM
^^^cuz he likes to hear himself talk? Seriously...have you ever watched his show before? The guy loves the sound of his voice.....

12-16-2005, 11:15 PM
A trade will get done. Why SAS is wasting everyone time is beyond me.

Because we are listening to him. I bet he is lurking right now, probably read what you just said and thinking of something to get a rise out of you.

I bet he made the stuff about Al just so Shade will make more comments about a fictional incident with a retail establishment that still isn't funny.

12-16-2005, 11:27 PM
He has (rightly) been asked to stay away from the team, should the P's keep him (and on the inactive list all year) then they can NOT bar him from the training facilities, according to the CBA.

12-17-2005, 02:04 PM
What many fail to see is the idea of AFTER a trade is done where Ron is now wearing an opponents jersey. Now you've got to make stops against him and play your game. Taking Ron out of the equation due to inability to get someone of his caliber in return, or atleast a bright spot for the future, isn't worth the risk they would run by trading him off haphazardly to a team we will likely see again in the playoffs.

Let the team know he's done, no more games no more practices, and no more drama. He'll sit.

Sitting him until a REAL deal can be brought forward is the best alternative and it's all about winning. Donnie's brilliant!

12-17-2005, 02:57 PM
I know that Ron is biting the hand that feeds him (sorry for the Cliche), but don't want to play him, fine; not pay him, that's ridiculous. He simply spoke out, yeah he didn't do it in a professional way; does anyone remember when Larry Bird spoke out against his own teammates in I believe the '85 playoffs, (could have been the finals)? I know that this doesn't even compare to what Ron did, but it falls within the same topic, taking Team matters public.
He just said his opinon, though I don't appreciate it and it hurt me as a fan, it was his opinion.

Let the stone throwing begin.

12-17-2005, 02:59 PM
There's still a part of me that is waiting for Isiah or Rick to make him sit on the end of the bench, in uniform, with a series of twenty or thirty straight DNP-CDs... maybe insult him a little bit by making him play garbage time... and announcing "These are my guys [the ones that are playing], the ones that are willing to be a TEAM".

But there's no way that sitting him out is going to increase the chance of a "better" deal.

If nobody wants to take a risk on him via trade, then you've got another problem. Some of us *were* advocating the Pacers do anything in their power to void his contract last winter, for fear of this very reason.

12-17-2005, 04:05 PM
Sitting him until a REAL deal can be brought forward is the best alternative and it's all about winning. Donnie's brilliant!
I had made this point shortly after Ron's announcement. The worse thing that could happen is we get bench fodder for Ron, and he lands with the Knicks....then we lose to the Knicks in the playoffs.....I know, the Knicks are supposedly bad, but with Ron, they would be much better.

Whoever we trade him to, could deal him to the Knicks. In fact, it is probably likely because Thomas likes to wheel and deal...and having been fired from the Pacers organization would love to get back the Pacers in some way. This would be perfect.

Unfortunately, I could see the Pacers dump salary to avoid the luxury tax by trading him for a 1st round pick and a bench warmer.....maybe not to the Knicks, but to some team willing to pass him on. Thomas will give whoever it is a great deal to get his hands on Artest....so we better sit him or get good value.