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Pacers-Grizzlies Talks Through The Eyes of Twitter

by Conrad Brunner || Caught in the Web Archive

February 24, 2011

Just when Pacers fans thought the trade deadline had passed quietly, Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star dropped a Twitter bomb, setting off a chain reaction that caused about an hour of frenzy Wednesday afternoon

Here's how the whole Pacers-Memphis trade discussion unfolded via the world of Twitter:

Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA)

Pacers sending J-Mac to Grizzlies for O.J. Mayo and a 1st round pick. More details to come.

Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA)

My mistake, J-Mac and a 1st round pick to Memphis for Mayo.

Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider)

Hearing same as @MikeWellsNBA ... O.J. Mayo to Pacers for McRoberts and a first.

Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA)

Hold off on J-Mac to Memphis deal. Word is the two teams may have missed the 3 p.m. deadline.

ESPN.com (@espn)

Memphis Grizzlies trade away O.J. Mayo to Indiana Pacers, sources say.

Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA)

Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley confirms to Ron Tillery of the Commercial Appeal that he's not sure if deal got done in time.

Ken Berger (CBS Sports) (@KBerg)

O.J. Mayo stays in Memphis. Grizzlies and Pacers couldn't come to agreement before deadline, source says.

Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA)

No deal between Pacers and Grizzlies. Deal was in place, but Grizzlies pulled out at the last minute, according to a source.

T.J. Ford (@tj_ford)

Sad if the Pacers really traded my good friend "Josh McRoberts" kids playing great this yr

Paul George (@King24George)

Phewww coo we keep JMac!!! He been doin great for us wouldve been tough to lose him!

Chris Tomasson (@christomasson)

Just talked to Michael Heisley, Griz owner. He said they talked about sending O.J. Mayo the Pacers at trade deadline but didn't happen.

Chris Tomasson (@christomasson)

Michael Heisley told me it would have been a more-than-2-player deal in which Mayo went to Pacers and Griz wanted big guy but didn't work.

Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA)

Different stories on what happened in the J-Mac/Mayo deal. 1 side is saying Mem pulled out. Other side is saying it was missed deadline.

David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt)

Grizz owner Heisley: "Indiana was not able to get it all together." Says MEM needed 2 break up 2/3 logjam & wanted 4 to help Arthur/Z-Bo.

Danny Granger (@dgranger33)

That trade didn't go through people

Mike Wells (@MikeWellsNBA)

Call was logged at 3:01 p.m. and Orleans was involved, but they were the team that pulled out, according to a source. Rush was going to N.O.

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