Jeff Bower talks about the Portland trade:
“There are a number of situations on the board that could develop and send you in a different direction, as well,” Bower said. “We’ll be very active today and tomorrow monitoring the situation and preparing for situations.”
Satisfy my curiosity. Give me some excitement to brighten up my dull Thursday.
“As we’re all aware, until that final approval takes place, you do not have a deal,” Bower said. “We have been in discussions about possibly looking into other options for the pick, but at this time, I can’t tell you a deal has been finalized and approved by the league office…. We’re pretty far along in our discussions. The last step normally to make something official is league approval.”
Or, you know, carry on with the plan. That’s cool too.
Side Note: I enjoy trades in a totally vicarious, fly-on-the-wall way. Which is why I want more! Except, um, without losing anyone. And this is why I am not a GM.