(above : the Mill Rats put on their recruiting faces for the Red Rocket)

It isn’t quite Kevin Durant taking his talents to Germany or Kevin Love going to Turkey, but the Telegraph-Journal’s Randy O’Donnell eagerly recounts a story that created “a flurry of activity” on the St. John Mill Rats Facebook page.

SpursNation’s Mike Monroe texted Matt Bonner soon after the National Basketball Players Association decertified this week, asking if he would consider playing elsewhere.

Bonner, who was vice-president of the union, replied ‘Possibly. I will definitely consider it.’

Monroe went on to report that the 6-foot-10 San Antonio Spurs forward told him he had an in with the NBL’s Halifax Rainmen – a friend who runs the team. That prompted this Facebook response from the Mill Rats:

“The writer made an error and said the Halifax Rainmen where it should have read the Saint John Mill Rats.”

Mill Rats GM Ian McCarthy said the team could make room for Bonner with its remaining open roster spot or by releasing someone. McCarthy said the team is not at the league’s $150,000 cap limit yet and space remains for roster moves.