- Chad Ford, Senior Writer, NBA Insider
How did it happen? What went on behind the scenes?
Pacers president Donnie Walsh spoke with ESPN.com on the phone on Thursday and laid out what happened and why the Pacers did what they did.
When did the Pacers decide to trade him? Why did it take so long? Did they almost trade for Corey Maggette? What other deals came close?
And what happened in those last crazy 48 hours when the deal almost happened, died and then was resurrected on Wednesday?
Walsh provides the answers.
Pacers president Donnie Walsh provides a play-by-play to Chad Ford on the big trade of Ron Artest for Peja Stojakovic.