Remember, this is the guy who supposedly knows Sarunas' agent.
Originally Posted by BlahzayTake this info for what it's worth, I have no link just personal sources.
These constant stories coming out in the press are easy to understand, everyone wants to try to get bragging rights on breaking this story. It's pretty common and I guess everyone is noticing it now because it involves the Pacers this time.
I'll tell everyone what has happened based on the information I recieved and guessing by the timing of these articles some news sources are getting their information from sources pretty close to mine.
The Pacers were the very first team to make a formal offer to him which was never rejected, they were told that the offer made would be considered based on future offers but were also toled by Sarunas that they were "extremely high on his wish list."
Boston then made an offer which was rejected within an hour of being made. This quite simply showed Boston that they were not in the race for SJ even though the bid was roughly a million dollars per season more than the first offer from Indiana.
Cleveland then came into the picture. They offered a figure slightly less than Indy which was given the same treatment as the Indy offer. It was pretty much responded to as "thanks, we'll let you know." Cleveland must have gotten wind of the figure Indiana offered and sent a new proposal. This was about the time that the first article about the Cavs leading the race came into the picture.
Meanwhile, the Jazz put in a offer which again was higher than Clevelands, hence the Sarunas to Utah articles popping up.
Well, the news from my source is that both Indiana and Cleveland have upped the heat in the bidding war and right now Indiana have pretty much offered him the maximum they have to give and are currently in the front running again for his services. Indiana is technically his first choice, despite what people say about Ilgauskas being the draw-card to Cleveland. Sarunas is a real favorite around the dressing room and will make great friends wherever he goes, fans will see it too, he has a really infectious persona and all though Ilgauskas is his best friend it is not the main attraction, if the money was right it sure wouldn't hurt Clevelands cause but it doesn't actually hurt Indy hopes either.
Bottom line, Indiana have taken the front runner seat again at the moment and considering that Cleveland are pretty much maxed out too I find it highly unlikely we will see an increased offer from their side. Utah in some way hold the cards money wise but they can't offer him a legit shot at a title either.
All in all from my assumptions from what information I have recieved I expect a commitment from him by Wednesday with Indiana.