Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Pacers Involved in Curious 8-Player Trade

From the AP:

The Pacers traded Al Harrington and Stephen Jackson to Golden State for forwards Troy Murphy and Mike Dunleavy in a large, bold deal to shake up two struggling teams.

The Pacers also sent guard Sarunas Jasikevicius and forward Josh Powell to the Warriors, who gave up forward Ike Diogu and guard Keith McLeod.

I'm happy to discard Stephen Jackson, but what the Pacers got in return does not justify trading Harrington and Jasikevicius. After spending much of last summer trying to woo Harrington back to Indiana, I don't understand why the Pacers turned around and traded him. And as much as I love Jamaal Tinsley (mainly because his name sounds like mine), in my opinion Jasikevicius is a better point guard with a brighter future.


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