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    I wonder what was said.. he has a positive outlook on this.. either they mutually agreed to professionally disagree and go their separate ways, or they reconciled, making TJ the 2nd string PG, which would probably mean cutting Lance... HMM!!
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    That is just GREAT news. If we have TJ on the same page, our b/u pg spot might be his. Let's see how this turns out!


    (oh wait...but JOB could've informed him that there is a trade sending him somewhere)

    either way, I'm fine!
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    Next post by Ford:

    http://twitter.com/tj_ford

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    ." God sends u through things to see how u will respond with ur faith " sometimes it's hard to believe. Thx u Jesus.. Blesses Day
    13 minutes ago via Echofon
    Who knows what it means, but he sure is in a great mood for some reason.

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    Default Re: TJ Ford held talks with O'Brien

    I'm thinking a trade is getting very close. Or did O'Brien say TJ all is well , you'll be on an even playing firld with Darren in training camp to win the starting role. Can't see Ford buying that , so from the !!! at end of tweet I have to think JOB gave TJ a heads up a trade is close.

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    Who knows what it means, but he sure is in a great mood for some reason.
    Anyone that follows TJ on twitter can tell you that he is typically in a good mood. The guy truly has handled everything the past 2 seasons very professionally. If he wasn't being paid so damn much, I'd love to have him backing up DC at the point guard spot.
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    Anyone that follows TJ on twitter can tell you that he is typically in a good mood. The guy truly has handled everything the past 2 seasons very professionally. If he wasn't being paid so damn much, I'd love to have him backing up DC at the point guard spot.
    No question about his professionalism. He has played the way he has been told to play in an offense not designed for what he does, and then gets demoted for it, and not a peep from him in the press. Could not ask for more from him as a person.

    I do think this tweet indicates something significant came up in his talk with O'B, though, and that he is in an especially good frame of mind, and with his referral to God having sent him through things, and that "sometimes it's hard to believe", followed by thanking Jesus and saying "Blesses (Blessed?) Day" doesn't seem to follow what tweets I have seen him make in the past. Those words seem to indicate a change in his circumstances or life to me, but I don't constantly follow his tweets, either.

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    No question about his professionalism. He has played the way he has been told to play in an offense not designed for what he does, and then gets demoted for it, and not a peep from him in the press. Could not ask for more from him as a person.

    I do think this tweet indicates something significant came up in his talk with O'B, though, and that he is in an especially good frame of mind, and with his referral to God having sent him through things, and that "sometimes it's hard to believe", followed by thanking Jesus and saying "Blesses (Blessed?) Day" doesn't seem to follow what tweets I have seen him make in the past. Those words seem to indicate a change in his circumstances or life to me, but I don't constantly follow his tweets, either.
    Agree 100%
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    "Had a great talk yesterday with JOB!!!" Sounds like a clearing of the air, to me.

    No way to know, but I don't think it was anything other than saying look it doesn't benefit either of us to be at odds, regardless of how this plays out.

    I guess it could be Obie being told to make sure all is workable with TJ because we are getting ready to cut Lance and AJ is and unknown quantity, so we'll need TJ to be able to play for you, at least for right now. That's my guess, but who knows.

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    Anyone that follows TJ on twitter can tell you that he is typically in a good mood. The guy truly has handled everything the past 2 seasons very professionally. If he wasn't being paid so damn much, I'd love to have him backing up DC at the point guard spot.
    Unless I am in the locker room I am not assuming he handles things professionally. Its good that he doesn't air his dirty laundry to the media but outside of that I don't know how he is with the rest of the team.

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    Default Re: TJ Ford held talks with O'Brien

    I think the OP needs to include the source, even though most of us know what he is talking about.

    However, not everyone uses Twitter.

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    I think the OP needs to include the source, even though most of us know what he is talking about.

    However, not everyone uses Twitter.
    i think the source is the pic i have attatched, and the other people who have quoted TJ ford's tweet about what i'm referring to.

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    I doubt it has to do with him playing for us.

    I think their talking about interest in sending TJ to another team via trade and maybe TJ is asking for a trade at the same time.

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    i think the source is the pic i have attatched, and the other people who have quoted TJ ford's tweet about what i'm referring to.
    My misunderstanding then. I'm not used to seeing the images attached, but more embedded than anything.

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    My misunderstanding then. I'm not used to seeing the images attached, but more embedded than anything.
    my ignorant self couldn't find out how to do it. Sorry.

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    my ignorant self couldn't find out how to do it. Sorry.
    You're okay. Next time just press the button that looks like a sun and mountains in the edit bar, then add the URL of the image.

    No biggie, dude. I just overlooked your OP.

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    When I saw the headline, I thought this:


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    When I saw the headline, I thought this:

    Why is it these embeds show up as a little box with a red x in them?


    To me "a great talk" goes like this:

    Him: Hey ya wanna go to lunch? I'll buy.

    Me: Sure
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    Default Re: TJ Ford held talks with O'Brien

    My uneducated guess is that TJ was dancing up and down while writing that tweet. It sounds like it's about him not playing for the Pacers.

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    My uneducated guess is that TJ was dancing up and down while writing that tweet. It sounds like it's about him not playing for the Pacers.
    This TJ "I'm getting traded from the Pacers/Out from under O'Brien's thumb" dance is what I want to see. I wanted to see it at the trade deadline and I want to see it if it happens now. I hope someone has some video on him if he learns he's being traded.

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    Trading TJ has a bunch of implications at this moment. I mean alot of dominoes could fall. Does it mean a PG comes back in a trade? Does it mean Lance stays, if not? Does it mean they think AJ will be ready?

    Lots of things to consider if he's moved. There is only one known healthy/in favor PG on the roster in Collison (well broken pinky).

    I'm interested in how this plays out.

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    I'm not concluding anything until an announcement is made. We've had more than 1 occasion that we thought Ford was out the door, only to have it go up in smoke.
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    I'm not concluding anything until an announcement is made. We've had more than 1 occasion that we thought Ford was out the door, only to have it go up in smoke.
    ...and Charlotte seems like the most likely destination still, imo. MJ isn't real reliable at consummating trades.

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    Had a great talk yesterday with JOB!!!! about 3 hours ago via Echofon
    Not much to add....this was posted by Ford before. He's either going to compete against Collison for the Starting PG spot and being the "good soldier" or something else is going on.

    I suspect that it's the former rather then the latter. If there was any possible chance to move him....I'd think that there'd be a conversation with Bird/FO rather then JO'B.
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    I like TJ, I really do. I think he can be so much better than he has been in the past for us. I think having an athletic or an actual PF will help out alot as well.

    I do hope that Jim told TJ he would begin this season with a clean slate and have equal oppurtunity for playing time and a starting position.

    May the best man win the minutes.

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    My guess is that he found out we're trading him and Dunleavy to Orlando for Dwight Howard. No? Well damn, a guy could dream.

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