Mario Hezonja against Washington. Apr 11, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic forward Mario Hezonja (8) drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards during the second half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Free agency signings are always tough to report, as there are often plenty of moving parts and plenty of people involved in the process. Some sources might think that a deal’s done and pass that on to the media, only for the player to sign somewhere else. So really, all things considered, it’s impressive that we don’t see more major media reports that wind up being wrong. We did get one Sunday night, though, with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski initially indicating that free-agent shooting guard Mario Hezonja was headed to the Portland TrailBlazers, before deleting and correcting that tweet a minute later with the news Hezonja was headed to the Knicks:

As Wojnarowski later tweeted, there were plenty of teams in play for Hezonja, and he wound up signing to the same terms initially reported with Portland:

But the incredibly brief moment where everyone thought Hezonja was going to the Blazers led to lots of comedy:

That last one, a note to Woj’s draft night thesaurus, is particularly good. And of course, this isn’t really a huge deal; as mentioned, these transactions are tricky, and a one-minute gap before correction is incredibly short. But it is rare to see, and it did lead to some good jokes. And thank goodness this didn’t happen with LeBron’s announcement, or there would have been riots in the streets.

[Blazers Edge]

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.