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NBA Franchise Notes: NBPA Files Grievance On Behalf Of Tinsley
Published February 11, 2009
|Tinsley Was Banished From
The Team In October
SETTING SUNS? FANSTER.com's Greg Esposito wrote if Suns Owner Robert Sarver "isn't willing to make moves that move the Suns and their fans closer to their ultimate goal it is time he step aside and sell the team to someone who will." Reports have indicated the Suns "may be trying to shed as much as $40[M] from their payroll" before the trade deadline, and Esposito wrote the Suns "need, no deserve, someone who will keep a competitive payroll and will make moves that are basketball savvy rather than business savvy." Esposito: "Trading talent to shave payroll, selling draft picks and being reluctant to pay the luxury tax just won't cut it" (FANSTER.com, 2/10).
COMING ATTRACTION: In Oklahoma City, Mike Baldwin cites sources as saying that a "Bison will be the Thunder's mascot." The mascot will be unveiled at halftime of Tuesday's Hornets-Thunder game (DAILY OKLAHOMAN, 2/10).