Sources told ESPN.com that the teams' negotiations only grew more serious and, barring an unexpected late snag, will result in the trade that will serve as the first major domino to fall to loosen things up in advance of Thursday's annual trading deadline.
Several sources with direct knowledge of the teams' discussions said Friday that the teams were closing in on a final trade construction that will enable Washington to truly launch its rebuilding efforts, realize significant financial relief in the midst of a disastrous season and achieve all those aims without giving up forward Antawn Jamison, which is the Wizards' preference.
If this happens and it is being reported as almost done then what does it say about our ability to move Hinrich. I think Butler is a better player than Hinrich and has a better contract and Washington appears to be receiving garbage in return. Expiring contracts have never been more valued than this trading season. It is not going to be easy to move Hinrich.