Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Bucher on potential Jaric/Nazr trade

Matt at Detroit Bad Boys writes on an ESPN2 report from this evening:
Take it with a grain of salt, but ESPN talking head Ric Bucher just said on ESPN2's NBA Coast-to-Coast that the Timberwolves are "ready to deal Marko Jaric to the Pistons for Nazr Mohammed, but they're waiting until they're able to revoke Eddie Griffin's contract" in order to avoid paying the luxury tax, which is a mandate from owner Glen Taylor...

I'm not sure if Bucher has sources that verify the Pistons and Timberwolves actually have a real deal in place that will become official once Griffin is off the books, or if he just meant the T'Wolves would be that much more inclined to pursue such a trade with Griffin gone, but it's something to watch for.