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    From Pacers.Com

    Q. According to www.hoopsworld.com: "As originally revealed by Hoopsworld.com in April, Jonathan Bender is indeed on his way to Los Angeles along with the 17th pick in the draft. In return, the Lakers will send Devean George, Slava Medvedenko and a second-round pick. Loose ends: which Laker second-rounder goes to Indy? Did the Pacers convince the Lakers to send Brian Cook instead of Medvedenko? Expect the deal within a day or two of draft day, although it may not be triggered until June 28."

    Is this true and this does not sound like a good deal at all for the Pacers as both Devean George and Slava Medvedenko are both unproven talents compared to a first-round pick and Bender? (From John in Indianapolis)



    A. The story is not accurate. Franchise CEO Donnie Walsh was unequivocal in his dismissal of that particular trade report. No such discussions are taking place, and there's nothing on the table with the Lakers.

    Though Bender has gone through two nightmarish years with injuries, there's little reason for the Pacers to trade him because there is little to gain by doing so. Bender's trade value is minimal because of his history of injuries. The franchise has invested quite a bit of time (and money) in Bender, to that point that it would be counterproductive to give up on him now.

    Whatever the odds Bender will find a way to get healthy, stay healthy and become a productive NBA player, the Pacers are willing to stay in the game and keep rolling the dice because they know the potential payoff is worth the risk.
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    HELL YES

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    YES!!!!
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    NO!!!!!

    but this doesn't mean anything, he is just saying the usual stuff when it comes to rumors involving the pacers.
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    oooh the skills of the pen/word........

    A. The story is not accurate.

    B. Franchise CEO Donnie Walsh was unequivocal in his dismissal of that particular trade report.
    No such discussions are taking place, and there's nothing on the table with the Lakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by able
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    oooh the skills of the pen/word........

    A. The story is not accurate.

    B. Franchise CEO Donnie Walsh was unequivocal in his dismissal of that particular trade report.
    No such discussions are taking place, and there's nothing on the table with the Lakers.
    Yeah, I noticed that too. But then we can see whatever in anything anybody writes.
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    The day Pacers.com tells the truth about trade rumors involving Indiana is the day Ron Artest is given the key to the city of Detroit by their mayor.

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    Needless to say I am glad at least on the surface this is being shot down.
    I don't want Bird to do anything to help the Lakers. This trade gains almost
    nothing for the Pacers. Cap space will come in 2 years regardless for Bender
    plus Croshere will be off the books also. Patience is a virtue in this particular
    case. I am totally against this reported trade plus I do not want to lose
    the draft pick, plus Bender just may "show it" this year :0


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    This makes the trade more likely to happen, IMO.

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    I can sum up my thoughts quickly: "We are not shopping Jalen Rose."

    Owners and GMs always deny rumors, they never ever say "Yeah, that's pretty close to the truth".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks
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    I can sum up my thoughts quickly: "We are not shopping Jalen Rose."

    Owners and GMs always deny rumors, they never ever say "Yeah, that's pretty close to the truth".
    Btw, nice sig. I loved that video, it's funny because a lot of it is so true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks
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    I can sum up my thoughts quickly: "We are not shopping Jalen Rose."

    Owners and GMs always deny rumors, they never ever say "Yeah, that's pretty close to the truth".

    Not always, I've heard DW say that yes we've had discussions about a particular trade.

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    Why would Bruno go to Donnie for this? It isn't his department anymore. Maybe Bird was unavailable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unclebuck
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    Not always, I've heard DW say that yes we've had discussions about a particular trade.
    Which trades? And what were the circumstances? I'd have a hard time believing that Donnie when asked by a reporter if "he was shopping "x" player" would respond with "yes, we've had discussions about trading that player."
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    Just last year I can distinctly remember DW saying they were interested in
    McGrady. I believe this is on its face mostly true. The current trade as proposed is nonsense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Unclebuck
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    Not always, I've heard DW say that yes we've had discussions about a particular trade.
    Only when it's something that he KNOWS is not really going to happen.

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    PLEASE be right Bruno...

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    If I had a nickel for everytime a trade is denied, and you guys all said, "See, it's gonna go through now", I'd be a very rich man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owl
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    Just last year I can distinctly remember DW saying they were interested in
    McGrady. I believe this is on its face mostly true. The current trade as proposed is nonsense.


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    It doesn't bug me one way or another, but I am hard pressed to believe that the Pacers, as Bruno said, would just give up on Bender considering how much time and money they spent on him. If he gets traded and starts becoming healthy, Donnie/Larry will look like idiots. Might as well keep him the next two years and see what happens.
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    It doesn't bug me one way or another, but I am hard pressed to believe that the Pacers, as Bruno said, would just give up on Bender considering how much time and money they spent on him. If he gets traded and starts becoming healthy, Donnie/Larry will look like idiots. Might as well keep him the next two years and see what happens.
    Yeah, but so far they have already looked like idiots with this guy so its a catch 22 and George could prove useful
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    What do you want to bet Dyrek gave Larry and Donnie some good news?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmonica
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    Why would Bruno go to Donnie for this? It isn't his department anymore. Maybe Bird was unavailable.
    That must've been it. Bird was probably out playing HORSE with Bender...

    Which reminds me of another post speculating on a horse fitting into the new Pacer logo. How fitting that would be to have the player that beat Bird in a game of HORSE and use a horse in the logo. Possibly showing a proud horse watching the ball go thru the hoop.

    Of course some would argue that thanks to Artest it is the other end of the horse that should be used these days....





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    A. The story is not accurate. Franchise CEO Donnie Walsh was unequivocal in his dismissal of that particular trade report. No such discussions are taking place, and there's nothing on the table with the Lakers.

    Whatever the odds Bender will find a way to get healthy, stay healthy and become a productive NBA player, the Pacers are willing to stay in the game and keep rolling the dice because they know the potential payoff is worth the risk.
    We can't read to much into what Bruno says because he's not quoting Walsh, just summarizing what he said.

    But it's still interesting to try and read between the lines. I get two things from it. Actually three.

    One is the Bender trade isn't going to happen, period.

    Two, Walsh saying there is nothing on the table doesn't mean there aren't discussions going on with the Laker's, just no discussions on Bender.

    Three, that particular trade report was dismissed, does that mean there are other trade reports about the Pacers that have some validity?

    (Remember I'm reading between the lines of a statement that isn't even a direct quote.)

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    If Bruno is wrong, I will hunt him down, rip out his heart, and feed it to Bowser.

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