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Failed transactions[edit]

I'm thinking this page might benefit from an example or two of a deal we were told was done "pending a physical" where editors jumped in to make the change, and then the deal fell through. The Matt Kemp deal nearly reached that. Grant Balfour's deal with Baltimore fell through last offseason. Are there any others? – Muboshgu (talk) 15:19, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Sounds good. Don't rack your brain too much. Don't need many example of one example (WP:EXAMPLEFARM).—Bagumba (talk) 20:11, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
@Muboshgu: The recent Celtics-Cavaliers debacle might be a good one to fit in here. Even though it eventually did happen, it came a few days later and the deal had been altered. Lizard (talk) 19:24, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
@Lizard the Wizard: Absolutely. Great idea. – Muboshgu (talk) 21:48, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
@Muboshgu and Bagumba: The Josh McDaniels saga may be worth mentioning as an extreme example. The Colts made an official announcement and everything. Particularly amusing is an article the Colts posted "Getting to Know Josh McDaniels" which is now deleted. Lizard (talk) 03:11, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
The Colts seemed to have been accurate in saying that they "agree to terms" not that he signed.[1]Bagumba (talk) 21:18, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
So would you say McDaniels' page should've never displayed that he was the head coach of the Colts? Lizard (talk) 21:43, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Probably should not have. I'm curious now how often teams state for the record that they have "agreed to terms" before the actual signing.—Bagumba (talk) 00:20, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
There's a whole running list at Template talk:Uw-sportstrans. Never trust a Belicheck disciple. I still remember when he burned my Jets after Parcells stepped down. – Muboshgu (talk) 15:05, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
@Muboshgu: I randomly clicked on a few of the links, but could not find one where the team spoke on the record about agreeing to terms. Maybe I didn't look at enough yet.—Bagumba (talk) 19:04, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
@Bagumba: You mean for McDaniels and the Colts? Here's the archive.org from colts.com. Here's ESPN. – Muboshgu (talk) 19:25, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I think he means one like the McDaniels one, where a team used the "agreed to terms" verbiage but the deal later fell through. Lizard (talk) 20:12, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Jamil Wilson never ended up signing with the Lakers after it was reported after he was sued for sexual battery. Rikster2 (talk) 18:03, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Team announcements before press conferences[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_National_Basketball_Association#Bogut_signing regarding press conference tomorrow about Andrew Bogut and the Sydney Kings.—Bagumba (talk) 11:40, 22 April 2018 (UTC)