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rexnom
02-14-2006, 08:50 PM
Ric Bucher picks his annual all-quasar team of guys who don't get enough credit but do all the little things right. Anyway, AJ made the list. It's an interesting read.

Link:http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/columns/story?columnist=bucher_ric&id=2330149

Anthony Johnson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3207): One of those guys every playground legend thinks, "Hell, I'm better than he is." Below the neck, maybe, although AJ is a solid 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. Above it? Not a chance. The next flashy move he makes might be his first, but that's not what the Pacers need behind high-wire Jamaal Tinsley (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3528). Johnson, not surprisingly, has found his stride since the Peja-Artest trade because Indy, collectively, is playing fundamentally-sounder basketball.

D-BONE
02-14-2006, 09:00 PM
Good for AJ! Bravo! Nice to see the hard working, professional get a little pub for a change.

PacerFan31
02-14-2006, 10:56 PM
yea, way to go AJ!

pizza guy
02-14-2006, 10:59 PM
He probably doesn't get enough credit from the fans and/or media. He plays fundamentally sound, usually, and serves a purpose. He doesn't need to be the start because we've got Peja, and JO, and Freddie, and whoever else you wanna add that can change a game in minutes. IMO, AJ and Sarunas make a pretty good tandem (though not defensively), and Tinsley needs traded.

efx
02-14-2006, 11:17 PM
I get all the New Jersey games here and when he was a backup for Kidd I always liked him.

18to88
02-15-2006, 01:51 AM
He probably doesn't get enough credit from the fans and/or media. He plays fundamentally sound, usually, and serves a purpose. He doesn't need to be the start because we've got Peja, and JO, and Freddie, and whoever else you wanna add that can change a game in minutes. IMO, AJ and Sarunas make a pretty good tandem (though not defensively), and Tinsley needs traded.

You're right. I feel bad for being hard on him earlier this season, not that he cares. He plays hard every night. I am just a Tinsley fan, but I like all 4 of our PGs.

Fireball Kid
02-15-2006, 02:35 AM
Good for him.

Raskolnikov
02-15-2006, 08:50 AM
Anthony Johnson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3207): One of those guys every playground legend thinks, "Hell, I'm better than he is." Below the neck, maybe, although AJ is a solid 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. Above it? Not a chance. The next flashy move he makes might be his first, but that's not what the Pacers need behind high-wire Jamaal Tinsley (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3528). Johnson, not surprisingly, has found his stride since the Peja-Artest trade because Indy, collectively, is playing fundamentally-sounder basketball.
AJ doesn't seem to have a neck, so I believe it cannot be used as a point of reference.

Other than that, way to go, AJ!

jcouts
02-15-2006, 01:48 PM
AJ defends Chauncey Billups better than anyone else in the league. As long as Billups is in Detroit (and Detroit is in our way to the finals), AJ will be in Indiana.