1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

[ESPN] Pacers and Bobcats talking trade

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Legend Killer, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Legend Killer

    Legend Killer Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,255
    Likes Received:
    15
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3897431

    By Chris Sheridan
    ESPN.com
    Archive
    The Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Bobcats have engaged in serious discussions on a multiplayer trade centered around point guards Jamaal Tinsley and Raymond Felton, multiple sources told ESPN.com Tuesday.


    Tinsley

    Felton
    The discussions between the teams have been ongoing for weeks, though the parameters and pieces have continually changed. If the deal comes to fruition, the sources said, it would likely include Tinsley, Jeff Foster and a third player (Brandon Rush, Stephen Graham, Marquis Daniels) going to the Bobcats for Felton, Nazr Mohammed and Sean May.

    One source said there was only one team other than the Bobcats interested in Tinsley, who has been told to stay away from the Pacers since the start of training camp while Indiana tries to trade him. Tinsley has two years remaining on his contract after this season for $7.2 million and $7.5 million, making the task of moving him even more difficult for Indiana president Larry Bird. The sources who spoke to ESPN.com indicated the current hangups in the Bobcats-Pacers talks included:

    • The Bobcats' insistence on including Mohammed in any deal, with Charlotte wanting to get rid of his remaining two years ($6.4 and $6.9) in return for assuming Tinsley's guarantee.

    • How much value Charlotte would get in return for Felton, who becomes a restricted free agent July 1 (and whose asking price, the Bobcats fear, will be more than they are willing to pay.)

    Three sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the discussions as "active," though none would go so far as to say a Tinsley-Felton deal was likely prior to the Feb. 19 NBA trade deadline.

    In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, Bobcats executive Michael Jordan said he likes the improvement Felton has shown, but wouldn't rule out trading him. Though Jordan did add, that's "not what our intent is as of right now."

    The sources also said the Bobcats and Pacers had discussed a different version of a Felton-Tinsley deal earlier this season that included Adam Morrison and Shannon Brown, the two players the Bobcats ended up dealing to the Los Angeles Lakers last week for Vladimir Radmanovic.
     
  2. The_Yoyo

    The_Yoyo Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2001
    Messages:
    16,600
    Likes Received:
    2,590
    dont really see how this helps either team...


    weird that they would trade their two big UNC guys after i thought the only drafted felton and may to try to lure in the UNC guys to charlotte. they should have drafted the best talent available
     
  3. Mac#5

    Mac#5 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    1,064
    Likes Received:
    24
    What other UNC guy did they trade?
     
  4. BmwM3

    BmwM3 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    Messages:
    3,829
    Likes Received:
    147
    Charlotte loves making trades.
     
  5. Chamillionaire

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,367
    Likes Received:
    1,465
    wouldn't give up felton for tinsley, but getting back foster plus a young wing is tempting.
     
  6. baller4life315

    baller4life315 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    11,787
    Likes Received:
    1,430
    LOL...I forgot about Jamaal Tinsley making $7M this year to "stay the hell away" from the Pacers. Only in the NBA.....
     
  7. smoothie

    smoothie Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2001
    Messages:
    19,417
    Likes Received:
    3,944
    if only all jobs had guaranteed contracts.
     
  8. Shaud

    Shaud Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    18,260
    Likes Received:
    338
    I thought Tinsley got traded to the Nuggets.

    I was wondering why I never saw him.
     
  9. TheRocketShow24

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    0
    Pacers destroy the deal by a mile, Felton is a player who actually has a lot of potential and a lot of life left in his game.

    Tinsley on the other hand, is a trouble maker, lazy, he has talent but their is nothing special about it.

    I'm not surprised if this trade goes through because Michael Jordan is the GM for the Bobcats.
     
  10. dtowninyourtown

    dtowninyourtown Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Messages:
    496
    Likes Received:
    10
    I dont know if it counts but they traded Brandan Wright on draft night.
     
  11. moestavern19

    moestavern19 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 1999
    Messages:
    39,003
    Likes Received:
    3,613
    He probably means Sean May.
     
  12. 24 in a roll

    24 in a roll Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2009
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    0
    false, totally false.
     
  13. zantabak1111

    zantabak1111 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    545
    Likes Received:
    0
    indy already has a low fg% pg in tj ford, felton is a killer, my fantasy team watches him go 3-13 on a nightly basis. Ford,Felton,Jack....I wouldnt mind seeing us grab one, I like Jack he's a tough defender with a nice mid range game.
     
  14. engr_alex

    engr_alex Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    3
    Brown hates Sean May and theyve been actively shopping him. He's constantly injured and a bust. Nazr didnt live up to expectations as a center playing beside Okafor so I can see why they would want Foster who's a good rebounder.

    Felton only started to play great after his injuries. They probably wouldnt want to trade him away, but it's the only way Pacers would agree to the trade since they want to get rid of Tinsley and get a respectable replacement PG in the process.
     
  15. RudyTBag

    RudyTBag Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    23,024
    Likes Received:
    8,984
    You do not understand......


    Nazi has the same contract is Tinsley, So they are trying to get a semi productive player while giving the same contract back.....


    This deal is more about contracts than needs...
     
    #15 RudyTBag, Feb 11, 2009
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2009
Loading...
Similar Threads - ESPN Pacers Bobcats
  1. awc713
    Replies:
    22
    Views:
    3,409
  2. Clutch
    Replies:
    191
    Views:
    9,609
  3. Clutch
    Replies:
    152
    Views:
    9,604
  4. Clutch
    Replies:
    14
    Views:
    1,540
  5. Clutch
    Replies:
    88
    Views:
    5,128

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now