Indianapolis Star reporter Mike Wells noted today that a source said Daniels will end up signing for less money rather than be involved in a sign-and-trade deal. Wells said the two organizations are still searching for a third team to enter the picture in order to complete a trade, but after more than a month of negotiations, the Celts and Pacers are still not close. Once Daniels signs with the Celtics, the Pacers will surely turn their attention to filling the 14th roster spot by either signing rookie A.J. Price or looking elsewhere on the free agent market.
Wells also comments on a recent writers' poll that suggests the Pacers are ranked 12th in the Eastern Conference. More links follow the jump.
- Pacers rookie Tyler Hansbrough apparently threw too many elbows at his peers during college. NBA.com released a survey of 35 rookies from this year's class that asked questions such as "Who will be the Rookie of the Year" and "Who will contribute immediately". Out of the ten questions, Hansbrough didn't receive a single vote. I recommend the other rookies continue to diss the 13th pick. More motivation, means more domination.
- Inquisitr examines the CIB situation in Indianapolis and wonders if the city could lose both the Colts and Pacers.
- The Boston Globe's Peter May dumps out his Sunday notebook as usual and comes up with some interesting information on the Spurs and other NBA teams. Always a good read.
- RealGM is reporting that Donnie Walsh is pursuing Ricky Rubio for a spot on the New York Knicks. This news could help push former Pacer Jamaal Tinsley to signing with the Miami Heat.