Frank Isola, writing for NBC Sports, says the Pacers' decision to trade Al Harrington, Stevie Jackson and others to Golden State came after a listless Indiana team lost to New Jersey on Martin Luther King Day. But it wasn't just the game. Isola reports that the Pacers' Rick Carlisle was embarrassed by Mark Jackson's description of the Pacers: a team going through the motions. And to clinch it, YES directors caught Harrington joking after being benched.
- Pacers' trade was long overdue - Frank Isola - NBC Sports