Gary Payton and Vin Baker came close to moving on on deadline day.
Gary Payton still is a Seattle SuperSonic.
Don't think that is for lack of trying.
It's simply that on a day that the NBA actually saw more trades than anybody anticipated, nobody was A) willing to give up a key piece of their team to acquire Payton or B) nobody had a package available now that was interesting enough for the Sonics because of base-years and opt-outs and little lambsy diveys.
After the trade deadline passes, the Seattle brass' spin was that the
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