The only thing that concerns me is that the deal as described could only be consummated after Ford's BYC expires on 6/30.
Unless the filler is a larger contract like Anthony Parker ($4.5) or Kapono, or the like.
Even if it can't officially happen until July, they could announce it early if it's agreed to.
May not be the best deal, but it's a relief to (nearly) have JO's status resolved.
Looking forward to a faster pace with Ford, and now the draft just got even more exciting!
"I'll always be a part of Donnie Walsh."
-Ron Artest, Denver Post, 12.28.05
Although it might not be 100% done yet here's a little something to get everyone excited...
I think Larry's going after Darrell Arthur with #17...
If they had to sign him first, that would delay the official transaction for another 30 days beyond that.
(BTW...my concern comes from the pessimism that's been beaten into me the last four years...Essentially, fearing the "other shoe" dropping on my head with a report saying "This is nonsense...it's not even a legal deal." I think we Pacer fans are at the point of the protagonist of the Counting Crows song "Recovering the Satellites": We're such crazy babies, little monkey
We're so ****ed up, you and me .)
according to yahoosports.com
I agree it's unlikely...it's just that those are the guys with the dollars to do the deal officially before 6/30.
sorry didnt realize it was already posted
Thread #4...and counting
If the Cleveland negotiations were ever serious, this trade is ten times worse than the Golden State trade.
shouldn't there be a thread specifically dedicated to this deal instead of lumping it in with the larger trade threads if it is official?
This is the darkest timeline.
All the anger and the eloquence are bleeding into fear
is the line I usually use from that song...In fact, I used it in one of my themed game threads in the 2006-2007 season...it just seems so fitting.
According to Yahoo, the deal is done folks. Congratulations to JO for being a standup citizen and a very good Pacer.
Thanks JO for being an all around "good guy." Hope you do well in Toronto. Welcome Rasho and TJ!