Like a kid waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve, your humble Sactown reporter Mucho Moss is diligently posting this at 1:00 AM.
Of course, by the time you read this paragraph the word will be all over the street that, (according to MSNBC and Yahoo), the Pacers have indeed agreed to that rumored deal sending Jermaine O’Neal to the Raptors for T.J. Ford, Rasho Nesterovic, and the 17th pick.
Meanwhile, DraftExpress has updated their mock accordingly and currently have the Pacers taking Kosta Koufos (!) with the 11th pick and Robin Lopez with the 17th.
Bottom line: they're predicting that, having secured Ford, Indiana will leave DJ Augustin on the board for the Kings, and Petrie will quickly rush to the podium to snag the little lightning bug point guard from Texas.
This of course is in line with what TZ speculated yesterday. Makes sense to me too; but of course there's no doubt more trades, rumors and general craziness yet to unfold as the day progresses.