This is the crap that makes my eyes bleed.
Appearing on the Dan Patrick Show Sam Smith, writer for Bulls.com, was asked who was more likely to be dealt, Steve Nash or Rajon Rondo.
“I think Ainge is pretty close to wanting to pull the trigger,” said Smith.
I think he's pretty close to wanting to pull the trigger.
So… he doesn't want to pull the trigger, then. Right? He's not close to actually pulling the trigger. He's close to WANTING to pull the trigger.
Hey, I'm close to wanting to murder people who say stuff like this, but I don't actually WANT to murder anyone. But I'm close to wanting to. I'm also close to wanting to drop everything in my life and try to convince Stacy Keibler that I'm her true soul mate. But I don't actually WANT to drop everything in my life to do that… that'd be silly. But man am I close. Did you see her at the Oscars?
Sam Smith… who, when he got some Hall of Fame award over the weekend, inspired a series of "for what, making up trades?" jokes on Twitter… is pulling stuff out of his ass. He writes for the Bulls official website. What inside knowledge does he have about what Danny Ainge is thinking. The Bulls sure as hell aren't pursuing Rondo.
But… he was on the Dan Patrick show and now it's splattered all over the place and people are reading it Danny on the verge of doing something.
I don't know what Danny is on the verge of doing or on the verge of wanting to do. But I know that Sam Smith doesn't have a damn idea either. I do know that if he told Dan Patrick "you know what Dan, I just don't have any damn idea" that it would be one of the last times he's on the Dan Patrick show.
So he's got to say something. And that's what he said. It was a bullshit way of saying "I just don't have any damn idea" in a way that would get him back on the show. So let's please not confuse ones desire to stay relevant with an actual rumor when you come across this in your other internet travels. K?