Today is likely one of the only days this week that won't feature some breaking news about the Indiana Pacers. All is calm before the storm.
It should be a very busy week for team president Larry Bird and general manager David Morway. On Monday, the team will either match or do nothing with Jarrett Jack's offer from Toronto, officially letting the point guard go across the Northern border. Boston media outlets are still reporting that a sign-and-trade deal is imminent between the Celtics and Pacers, and the deal should materialize sometime this week by sending Marquis Daniels to Boston for either Tony Allen, Eddie House or Brian Scalabrine. Then, the Pacers will pick up Earl Watson off the waiver wire right before the weekend. And we're still one week away from the Jamaal Tinsley arbitration hearing. Whew, that about covers it.
But before the flood gates open, here are some other NBA links to get you through your Sunday.
- Central Division foe the Detroit Pistons continue to add pieces to the team as Joe Dumars signed Chris Wilcox, according to ESPN.com. Chad Ford also tweets that former Pacer Rasho Nesterovic is on the Pistons radar.
- Pacers blog Eight Points, Nine Seconds chimes in about the new addition Earl Watson.
- The Muncie Star Press catches up with native Hoosier Bonzi Wells as he coaches his relatives at the local Gus Macker tournament. Wells hasn't played in the NBA since 2008. This one hits home for me. When I was a writer for the Star Press, I had the chance to cover a Rockets-Pacers game in order to write a feature story on Bonzi. It still ranks as the worst interview experience in my career. Not my favorite guy.
- Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen previews the 2009-10 season and says the Eastern Conference is far superior to the West. He says the Nets and Bucks are the only two East teams that don't have chances of making the playoffs. So you're telling me there's a chance.
- The Indiana Fever will try to continue their record winning streak today at Connecticut. David Woods writes a nice story about the team.
- Marc Spears of the Boston Globe ran a monster Basketball Notes story today. There's a brief note about former Pacer Scot Pollard looking to get back into the league.
- If you need a free agent update, check out the full list here.