How Not to Build Trade Value
It's been common knowledge for over a year now that the Pacers would like to move Jamaal Tinsley and his horrific contract. Now, Pacers owner Herb Simon has joined Bird and GM David Morway in outright saying it.
Pacers' owner Herb Simon is on the same page as team President Larry Bird and general Manager David Morway regarding point guard Jamaal Tinsley, according to The Indianapolis Star.
"Tinsley, he's probably outlived his welcome here," Simon said Tuesday. "He's a very talented player. Teams will give us a hard time because they know it's better for him and for us to have him play somewhere else. We're confident that we'll find a good place."Bird said in a radio interview last month he doesn't believe in buying out contracts.
Maybe NBA GM's are even dumber than I think they are but why in the world would anyone trade for Jamaal Tinsley? He's a 30 year old injury prone head case who has three years 21 million dollars left on his contract. It's not that Larry Bird doesn't believe in buyouts but he better learn to believe in giving up Jeff Foster's expiring deal and possible one of his young players for a bad big contract in order to dump Tinsley. Of course, even then the guy he's probably going to be bringing back is a nutjob like Zach Randolph so it's not really a step up in the world.
While I usually get annoyed by Danny Ainge's obviously BS optimism in most of his interviews, it's better than having a GM who inexplicably tells too much of the truth about his players. I'd rather be fed propaganda about Gerald Green than actually had Danny come out and tell me that Green had zero work ethic and little ability to grasp the game.