While the team doesn't want to deal their expiring contracts just for the sake of dealing, Wells makes the point that life would be a whole lot easier around the Fieldhouse if the team could move T.J. Ford before the season starts. Considering that both parties involved want to desperately make a deal, there obviously isn't much of a market for Ford. Agreeing to any deal in order to move Ford would be nice unless it involves an onerous, multi-year contract in return. I'd much rather hang onto Ford at this point rather than just trying to deal for another contract the team will want to also move.
There is some good news though, as Wells verifies the progress of A.J. Price who has returned to the court and expects to join the team in training camp.
After the jump, a few more links of interest including stories on the loss of local hooper, Steven Jamison, free agent news and projected Team USA cuts.
Broad Ripple basketball player Jamison dies of cancer
Kyle Neddenriep reported over the weekend on the passing of Steven Jamison, a local basketball player who worked to earn his dream of becoming a D-I basketball player but succumbed to cancer before making it to IUPUI. My thoughts and prayers are with the Jamison family who have endured a tragic few years.
Promising recruit's tragic death stuns IUPUI coaches
Jeff Eisenber at Yahoo! Sports does a nice job covering the loss of Steven Jamison.
Team USA to cut 4 players by Monday
Chris Sheridan predicts Danny Granger will be cut from Team USA today.
Bulls to put T-Mac through the paces - Chicago Tribune
K.C. Johnson reports that Chicago is considering signing Tracy McGrady on the cheap and hoping for the best.
D-League Players vs. Late First Round Picks: A Surprising Result
Andres Perezchica at Wages of Wins makes the case for D-League players offering better production for less money than a first-round draft pick outside the lottery.