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Shaggy
10-12-2006, 02:47 PM
Not good for his chances.

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061012/SPORTS04/610120518

Isaac
10-12-2006, 02:51 PM
Welcome to the Pacers Orien.

Trader Joe
10-12-2006, 02:58 PM
Thats rough.

penn13
10-12-2006, 02:59 PM
He fits right in with this team.

Jermaniac
10-12-2006, 03:22 PM
They are going to cut Oreo Cookies, and Rollie Pollie will make the team.

ABADays
10-12-2006, 03:26 PM
Wouldn't an injured player be exempt from being cut or counting against the roster?

Frank Slade
10-12-2006, 03:33 PM
They are going to cut Oreo Cookies, and Rollie Pollie will make the team.

You think ?

I don't see him being cut just because of this , however if he was on the border, how can he improve his stock on the bench?

Also now, you don't get a fair comparison of Greene vs Hunter and the others. Greene probably was going to make the team before this anyway, but it would have been nice to have everyone healthy and each player given the chance to beat the other out.

I certainly want Rawle on this team, but I would prefer him to win the spot outright. :cool:

Will Galen
10-12-2006, 03:37 PM
Wouldn't an injured player be exempt from being cut or counting against the roster?

No.

Unclebuck
10-12-2006, 03:45 PM
I think Greene will make the roster. Pacers obviously liked what they saw from him last season while on the Celtics, so he'll make it

Slick Pinkham
10-12-2006, 03:52 PM
I think that he will make it anyway. A broken finger will heal, and so you pick the best player.

Also maybe he'll be healthy by the time Tins goes down!

AesopRockOn
10-12-2006, 04:23 PM
They'll probably keep him to d-up against guys like AI and stuff.

ajbry
10-12-2006, 04:27 PM
He better make this team.

Isaac
10-12-2006, 04:46 PM
I'd be shocked if it isn't Greene and Powell.

Raskolnikov
10-12-2006, 04:51 PM
Welcome to the Pacers Orien.
Indeedy :)


I mean :soundoff:

!Pacers-Fan!
10-12-2006, 11:25 PM
Powell & Greene

Roaming Gnome
10-13-2006, 12:23 AM
I know Rawle is showing potential to be good, but why would we keep him when we got 4 other players that can do/play the same position better then him.

Greene and Powell will be kept.

JayRedd
10-13-2006, 12:32 AM
I doubt they'll cut him just because of this. It was only a left pinky on a right-handed shooter. Should be 100% before Thanksgiving.

Robertmto
10-13-2006, 01:16 AM
Green and Marshall

Hicks
10-13-2006, 06:56 AM
Green and Marshall

I hope that's a joke and the #22 just slipped your mind...

Unclebuck
10-13-2006, 08:56 AM
Sounds like Greene has made the team

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061013/SPORTS04/610130454&template=printart

Pacers training camp
Broken finger puts Greene on sideline
October 13, 2006


Ordinarily, an injury to a player fighting for a roster spot would be regarded as a severe setback.

Orien Greene, however, has made such a positive early impression with the Indiana Pacers that CEO Donnie Walsh encouraged him to take care of the fractured pinkie finger on his left hand rather than risk further damage.

"We've seen enough," Walsh said he told Greene. "The right thing to do here is get your finger fixed."

What Walsh and coach Rick Carlisle saw in Wednesday's preseason victory over New Jersey was Greene leading a fourth-quarter blitz that overcame a five-point deficit and resulted in a 103-89 victory.

Greene -- claimed off waivers from Boston's roster in July -- had two points, two rebounds, five assists and two steals in the final period, when the Pacers outscored the Nets 30-11.

Team officials couldn't detect when he suffered the injury. He did not attend practice Thursday, and is expected to be out about three weeks. The Pacers open the regular season Nov. 1.

The Pacers have four other point guards in camp. Greene, however, appears secure.

"We need depth at the point position, we need the ability to guard, the ability to bring in an athletic element and an element of tenacity," Carlisle said. "He's a good player offensively, too. He's got a good feel for the game. He's worked hard on his shooting.

"We really like him; otherwise, we wouldn't have claimed him."


Williams breaks in

The progress of first-round draft pick Shawne Williams has been somewhat lost amid other stories surrounding the Pacers' training camp.

The rookie, however, had a reasonably successful debut against the Nets, finishing with seven points, five rebounds and two blocked shots, with just one turnover, in 20 minutes.

He was admittedly nervous in his six-minute appearance in the second quarter, but settled down quickly after converting a three-point play off a fast-break layup.

"When I got that first bucket I came down (emotionally)," he said. "I was uptight at first. But I've been a hooper for so long, this is second nature to me."


Daniels out, Edwards back

Marquis Daniels, who sat out the second half of Wednesday's game, is out indefinitely with a sore hamstring.

Daniels, who made a last-minute decision to play against the Nets, scored four points in four first-quarter minutes, then sat.

"The good news is, it's not severe," Carlisle said. "We think he can get through this in a couple or three days if he gets rest and treatment."

Center John Edwards, who had been out with a sore back, practiced for the first time Thursday and should be available for Saturday's preseason game against Utah at Conseco Fieldhouse.

D23
10-13-2006, 09:15 AM
Christ... one preseason game and Greene breaks a finger, Daniels has a sore hammy. Let's wait for game 2 when Powell sneezes in the locker room and simultaneously ruptures his spleen while giving Tinsley the Flu.

JayRedd
10-13-2006, 10:10 AM
"We need depth at the point position, we need the ability to guard, the ability to bring in an athletic element and an element of tenacity," Carlisle said. "He's a good player offensively, too. He's got a good feel for the game. He's worked hard on his shooting.


This is really why he's almost uncuttable anyway. He's the only above average perimeter defender we have aside from Danny, who can't guard the little quick guys, and Darryl Armstrong, who's 38 years old.

Who cares if he broke his pinky. He's not here to score anyway.

Unclebuck
10-13-2006, 10:29 AM
This is really why he's almost uncuttable anyway. He's the only above average perimeter defender we have aside from Danny, who can't guard the little quick guys, and Darryl Armstrong, who's 38 years old.

Who cares if he broke his pinky. He's not here to score anyway.

Daniels is really good defensively especially against smaller players.

Reading the comments from Walsh tells me that Greene wanted to keep playing because he wanted to make sure he made the roster, but Walsh told him he's made the roster and to sit out and get his finger right.

JayRedd
10-13-2006, 10:40 AM
Daniels is really good defensively especially against smaller players.

Right....Maybe if we didn't add 27 new players this summer I wouldn't forget about key players and possible startes.

But probably it's just because I'm dumb.

Regardless, we still need Orien's defense.