LOMBARDI: ``A little honesty...We're not very close. That's the truth. What I'm most concerned about is, Sully has made great strides but he has to continue to make strides if he's going to put up big numbers on a good team. There's a big difference between being a 50- or 60-point scorer on a team that's out of the playoffs in January, and doing it on a good team.
``Let's get real. It was just 14 months ago -- 14 months, 16 months, whatever it was -- that we had to put him in the minors. To his credit...he sulked at first but then he figured it out, earned his way up and proved himself. But there's another step you have to take in order to be a good player on a good team. My concern is that this is not the time for him to be sitting on the sideline.''Hmmm. So what's the deal? Are the Kings refusing to pay a player like O'Sullivan the big bucks he wants or is O'Sullivan talking to another team?
If so, what team is he talking to?