ha, i laugh at the bold. As Raptors fans, we all know T.J. and "Professional" is his middle name.--Things could get ugly between the Pacers and T.J. Ford.
The Pacers - like they've been doing for quite some time - tried to trade Ford on Wednesday.
They couldn't throw him in a deal so they then tried to negotiate a buyout with him.
The Pacers wanted Ford to take a buyout for about $5 million.
The point guard quickly shot that idea down.
"I'm not taking a buyout," Ford said.
You can't blame Ford for not taking a buyout, especially since he's scheduled to make $8.5 million next season.
He didn't pick up his player option to leave $3.5 million on the table.
"T.J. is on the team and we expect him to come in here and be professional and try to get a job and get some playing time," Bird said.