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Old 08-09-05, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Trdi
Well, I think there is no doubt that at the beginning they really wanted the guy. I believe they are concerned about his health. You can never be enough cautious about health issues with so much money on the table.
If I am the commish, I would want to see their findings of SAR's health issues in order to justify nixing this trade.

from ESPN:

AST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New Jersey Nets on Tuesday rescinded their trade with the Portland Trail Blazers for Shareef Abdur-Rahim after the forward failed a physical last week.

"After consulting with several noted specialists, we felt that rescinding the trade is our best course of action," Nets president Rod Thorn said. "We will now look in other directions for ways to improve our team."

The Nets did not elaborate on their decision.

Abdur-Rahim missed 22 games with the Blazers last season after undergoing surgery on his right elbow in January.

New Jersey agreed to a six-year deal with the 29-year-old veteran, who has averaged 19.8 points and 8.1 rebounds during his nine-year career with Vancouver, Atlanta and Portland.
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