Saturday , Sep , 17 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

T.J. Ford: ‘It’s about winning’

“First, it’s about winning,” Ford told HOOPSWORLD. “I want to be on a team where it’s about winning and they’re heading in the right direction. Definitely, it’s a team that’s going to be in the playoffs and go further than just the first round. I just want to be part of a team. Whether that means playing 10, 15, 20, 30 or 35 minutes, I just want to be one of the factors that helps the team win.”


HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: T.J. Ford is telling anyone and everyone he’ll sign as a free agent with the best team, and money and minutes do not matter.

Lets be real: money and minutes always matter. Especially in the ultra-competitive world of professional sports.

Of course, Ford isn’t in a position to be picky after spending the past few years chained to the Indiana Pacers’ bench behind a plethora of table-setters.

He’ll go where he gets an offer. The team may be good or bad. Either way, the money will be low by NBA standards -perhaps the equivalent of a veteran’s minimum contract.

However, if the team is competitive then Ford, a marginal talent, won’t be seeing much, if any, playing time.

–Oly Sandor.

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