INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 21: Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers walks off of the court following the 88-84 loss to the Chicago Bulls in Game three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 21, 2011 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The Indiana Pacers begin training camp on Friday but the front office continues to work to fill out the roster and according to varying reports, remain involved in the mix as a potential trade partner or free agents.
The Celtics had discussions with the Indiana Pacers about the framework of a deal that could've sent Paul to the Celtics, Rondo to Indiana and a package, including former Hornet Darren Collison, Tyler Hansbrough, Brandon Rush and draft picks, to New Orleans, sources said.
Not sure which is more interesting, the deal to land Rondo or the bit about Granger and PG being untouchable.
The NBAP is expected to finalize the CBA to keep the NBA moving toward a Christmas Day start to the season.
Check out the links for more on the free agent and trade rumors with players starting to pick teams, including T.J. Ford taking the veteran minimum to join the San Antonio Spurs. Also, huge kudos to folks writing the FanPosts, keeping everyone up to date on the latest news as it is reported. Please keep it up as things start falling into place over the next couple of days.
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