I assume no one knows, so everything in this thread is speculation.
Why didn't Ford play at all last night?
Why does Ford every year either lose his starting spot or lose his spot in the rotation? Seems like it happens every January.
Why was Ford being played at all this season?
Why did Ford play well in November and then why did his play fall off so much since?
Will Ford be traded before the deadline?
I heard Mike Wells on AM 950 yesterday and he says the Pacers are trying to trade TJ and he is the most likely to be traded in the next 5 weeks.
OK that should be enough to get things started.
here is Wells blog on Ford
OAKLAND, Calif. – Jim O’Brien gave a glimpse of what could be happening as the season progresses when he used A.J. Price as the backup point guard against Golden State on Wednesday.
O’Brien was in no mood to talk about his decision to go with Price. The Pacers’ inability to protect the ball was the hot topic after the game.
The only thing O’Brien said about T.J. Ford was that he’s not injured.
Ford got the indication that he probably wouldn’t play when he didn’t get much court time during their shootaround earlier in the day.
The Pacers are definitely looking to move Ford if they can get an asset in return prior to next month’s trade deadline. They’re confident enough that Price and Lance Stephenson can handle the backup point guard duties if Ford is traded.
Price looked rusty out there. He turned the ball over three times in 16 minutes off the bench.