..........little Birdys (no pun intended) tell me that when the Pacers were in Charlotte the other night there were private discussions between two former NBA superstars about an off season deal between the Pacers and the Bobcats. Firsdt, since Charlotte is way below the salary cap they could absorb Jermaines contact easily. This also make a little more sense as Jermaine is a Carolina's native.
The trade would consist of Walter Herrmann,Sean May and Raymond Felton (total of 7 million) and Charlottes 2 first round picks (theres and Torontos) for Jermaine.
While many of you may not like this trade, it would definitly benifit the Pacers. First it would bring us below the salary cap and make us instant players in the free agent market. We would get way under the cap and have two decent first round picks to supplement the talent. This trade would also enable other trades that would surely involve Jamal Tinsley, Troy Murphy and Jeff Foster.
Michael Jordan will push for this trade because O'Neal is the All star type player that they need to move into the next level, becasue if they don't make this type of move the Bobcat fan base will QUICKLY deteriorate.