Hinrich's extension makes sense, Ford's doesn't
Updated: November 3, 2006, 12:42 AM ETBy John Hollinger | ESPN Insider
The Toronto Raptors solidified their backup point guard position for the next four years by signing T.J. Ford to an extension that could be worth up to $33 million. I can't wait to see who the starter is. OK, perhaps I'm being a little harsh. But this was a classic CYA move following the trade of Charlie Villanueva for Ford this summer, and one we could see coming from a mile away: The Raptors would have to overpay Ford on an extension to justify the trade.