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Report: Ajinca deal held up by league for now

Posted on: January 21, 2011 6:04 pm
Edited on: January 21, 2011 6:07 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

According to Yahoo! Sports and ESPN Dallas the NBA has held up a trade to send Dallas Maverick forward Alexis Ajinca to the Raptors. According to the reports, several rival front offices have privately charged an illegal side deal had been arranged to get Peja Stojakovic to the Mavs.

Peja of course was waived and bought out by the Raptors Thursday.

All indications still point that the Mavs appear to be ready to sign Stojakovic once he clears waivers. He'll become a free agent Monday and has reportedly given the Mavs a verbal commitment.

To create a roster spot for Stojakovic – who had almost immediately committed to the Mavericks – Dallas agreed to send the Raptors the 7-foot Ajinca, a future second-round pick and cash to Toronto for the rights to Georgios Printezis.

As the report from Yahoo! notes, such accusations like this are hard to prove and the league is just performing its due dilligence in holding up approval. The trade is still likely to go through, according to reports. When reached by email on Friday by Yahoo!, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban denied there had been an illegal prearranged deal.

The trade was appeared to be done Thursday as TNT's cameras even caught Mavs coach Rick Carlisle breaking the news to Ajinca before Dallas's game against Chicago. Ajinca was told to go back to the team hotel and wait.

Again, this is just the league fulfilling its obligation to check it out and more than likely things will eventually go through. But there is a chance the league could find things were done improperly and Dallas would need to figure out how to clear a roster spot for Peja a different way.
Comments

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Report: Ajinca deal held up by league for now

So, is this guy   gonna help the Raps? What, are they only going to lose by 25 points now. Man they suck. As a canadian, they are NOT Canada's team. As far as I'm concerned, the Celtics are more liked than the Raps are. And I hate the Celts. Go WARRIORS!!! Figure that one out, lol.



Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: January 22, 2011 5:17 pm
 

Report: Ajinca deal held up by league for now

This is funny!  I doubt 29 teams were beating down doors to sign the washed up Stojakovic.  His heydays are long gone.  I rather have Sasha Vujacic.



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Report: Ajinca deal held up by league for now

Wings, I hypothesize and may be wrong, but Carmello would be cancer to the locker room.  He is not someone I want on my team.  They way this is playing out with him just to me says a lot about him.

What I hear now is how great the Mavericks locker room is.  I would say no Anythony though a despearte Mark Cuban I am sure is milling it over.



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2011 4:18 pm
 

Report: Ajinca deal held up by league for now

giostar, I am a mavsfan big time.  San Antonio is a class organization.   You know this if you follow basketball so why even say it?



Since: Sep 15, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Report: Ajinca deal held up by league for now

I would bet ALOT of money that those crybabies in San Antonio were the first ones on the phones. We already know that David Stern has a woody for the Spurs.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2011 10:40 am
 

Report: Ajinca deal held up by league for now

The happies guy on the planet today is Ajinca.  You know he doesn't want to go to the NBA wasteland of Toronto!



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2011 11:18 pm
 

Report: Ajinca deal held up by league for now

This article has nothing to do with Carmelo Anthony....get over it!



Since: May 25, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2011 10:06 pm
 

Report: Ajinca deal held up by league for now

I really wish the Mavs could land Peja and then were willing to go out and get Melo!!!!  Before Caron's "season-ending" injury I would've said it wasn't necessary as they were rolling through teams!!  Now,  I think to get where they want to get too and to possibly win a championship "this year", they need another superstar in Dallas!!!  It is also what Cuban promised Dirk when he signed for less money!!!  With Melo in the mix with Dirk, Kidd, Terry, and Chandler.....Dallas would be AWESOME!!!!  100 points a night "almost guaranteed" with Dirk and Melo getting about 30 points each, and the rest of the team contributing 40 at least!!!  30+30+40= 100  This is only wishful thinking as Mark Cuban never seems to land the right personnel!!!  I'll wait and see, but I won't be holding my breath!!!


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