|Pacers won't comment on reported Tinsley trade|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 03 October 2008 10:35|
Pacers president Larry Bird downplayed the report, which appeared in Friday's New York Post, saying the team wouldn't comment on ``trade rumors'' involving any of its players.
Hunter's agent, Mark Bartelstein, denied his client was involved in the reported deal.
``There's nothing happening with that trade,'' Bartelstein told The Associated Press.
The Pacers have made no secret of their desire to trade Tinsley, who still has three years and $21 million left on his contract. Tinsley has not been at training camp while the team tries to work out a deal.
Pacers coach Jim O'Brien said he's not focusing on Tinsley or the reported trade.
``That situation is what it is,'' O'Brien said. ``I just worry about the guys that are here. I don't worry about guys that aren't here.
``That situation, Larry and (general manager) David (Morway) are handling. It's not something I even think about.''
ven years in the NBA with Indiana, averaged 11.9 points and 8.4 assists during an injury-plagued season last year.