Pacers-Bobcats deal falls through

The Indiana Pacers were in talks to send T.J. Ford and Brandon Rush to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for D.J. Augustin, Gerald Henderson and Nazr Mohammed, a source close to the talks told ESPN.com. However, those talks fell apart in the hour before the trade deadline, sources told ESPN.com.

The Bobcats, who are making a strong push for the playoffs, felt like Ford would be an upgrade in their backcourt. Ford, who has fallen out of the starting lineup in Indiana, also would've provided insurance for the Bobcats with starting point guard, Raymond Felton, being an unrestricted free agent this summer.

It's unclear why the deal fell apart.

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