Monday , Dec , 29 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Jamaal Tinsley Still in Limbo

One player Bird is still trying to trade is point guard Jamaal Tinsley.

The hill the Pacers have to climb to trade Tinsley, who remains away from the team, is getting steeper by the day because the trade deadline (Feb. 19) is less than two months away and there appears to be no interest around the league for the point guard. .

Bird is still adamant that he will not buy out the remaining three years of Tinsley’s $21.5 million contract and teams are leery of acquiring him because of the third year of his deal and his history of injury problems.

"We’re going to try to do something," Bird said. "We’ve talked to just about every team in the league. There were a lot of teams that were interested in him. You never know, they can say that all they want, but until something happens you never know if something is really going to happen."