There can be almost no argument that they have bungled handling T.J. this past season but now I have to question whether or not they did him dirty.
Unless there is something we don't know, by all reports T.J. was not a trouble maker, showed up to every practice, team function and even P.R. events that he was required to go to.
Since Pacers could not arrange a trade for him why in the world would they just not outright release him so he could sign with another team?
I mean if they had any intention of using him at all, sure keep him around. But as of now he is no longer even with the club. He was supposed to just not go to road games but he wasn't even at the home game the other night and per twitter he was in Houston.
I just don't get this one. I mean he made it clear two seasons ago that he was going to pick up the option on his contract and he would honor his requirements and would make the team honor their part of it as well (in other words he wasn't going to take a cheap buy out).
So we are paying him to do absolutely nothing either way, why not just cut ties with the guy so he can get on with his career.
Or better yet, suite him up as there have been plenty of times that he would have been a far better option than what we had available to us.