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    Default "We don't have a trade like that," Walsh said. "I haven't talked to them about it."

    It's so funny. You know it's the ones they come out in the IS to deny that are most likely to be true.

    Trade rumor denounced

    Walsh quickly dismissed a story in Friday's Chicago Tribune that claimed the Pacers are considering trading Ron Artest and Scot Pollard to Atlanta for Antoine Walker.

    The story acknowledged that Pacers president Larry Bird said he had not talked to the Hawks about such a deal. Walsh said the same thing earlier in the week when the rumor surfaced.

    "We don't have a trade like that," Walsh said. "I haven't talked to them about it."

    Walker is in the final year of a contract that pays him $14,625,000 this season. A team that trades for him would have to match that salary within 15 percent plus $100,000, and the salaries of Artest ($6.15 million) and Pollard ($5.8 million) do not. That team also would stand the risk of losing Walker to another team next season.

    The Hawks, meanwhile, are said to prefer to let Walker's contract expire and take advantage of the salary cap room to sign a free agent this summer. They could be as much as $18 million under the salary cap.

    Walsh and Bird have repeatedly said they are not interested in trading Artest unless an All-Star player could be obtained.

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    "Walsh and Bird have repeatedly said they are not interested in trading Artest unless an All-Star player could be obtained."

    Isn't Antoine up there at being a top player? He damn sure is a all star player on a bad team.

    The guy can shoot, pass, post up, rebound, play some point in stretches, who else can do this? Very few can.

    Another thing that Walsh said:

    "We don't have a trade like that," Walsh said. "I haven't talked to them about it."

    He says there isn't a trade like that but then quickly says he has not talked to them about it? Either he talked and no trade like that is on the table or he didn't talk. I like some lies by GMs in the media because then sometimes there is a pleasant suprise, but lie smart next time DW.

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    Default Re: "We don't have a trade like that," Walsh said. "I haven't talked to them about it."

    That's a horrible trade.

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    It really is. No way in hell do I want Walker here.
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    Default Re: "We don't have a trade like that," Walsh said. "I haven't talked to them about it."

    Oh, I'd take Walker. But I wouldn't give up Artest for him.

    Croshere, maybe.

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    Walker can give us 20 points, 9 boards, 4 assits.

    Artest can give us headlines in the media and conterversy. Dump him already. He wanted to retire. And after all this BS this season no way Indiana can get equal value for Artest on the court. Antoine probably is the closest Indiana can get to fair value from everything i've read. And it damn sure is better than keeping Artest who incase some have forgotten wanted to QUIT or atleast take time off this season, on a championship team. Why? To promote his rap album. No room for that on this team. The Pacers are a great organization and Artest does not deserve to play for.

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    I'd take Walker, but only if he re-signs for about 6 mil per, or if we also get picks. Ron's worth far more than cap room or a 2nd banana player on a mediocre team. One thing Walker does have going for him, however, is that he passes really well, and often, and has a high basketball IQ. I like to think of him as a fat Al Harrington with fundamentals.

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    Default Re: "We don't have a trade like that," Walsh said. "I haven't talked to them about it."

    Isn't Walker a player Bird has wanted/tried to get in the past?

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    Default Re: "We don't have a trade like that," Walsh said. "I haven't talked to them about it."

    Yup... we offered Croshere, but they wanted Davis.

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