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indyblue47
01-14-2008, 11:56 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/playoffodds

His projection for the Pacers is 38-44 and last place in their conference, behind the Hawks.

mb221
01-14-2008, 01:42 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/playoffodds

His projection for the Pacers is 38-44 and last place in their conference, behind the Hawks.

In the last playoff spot you mean :)

maragin
01-14-2008, 02:31 PM
Well, if we can just win as many games the second half of the season as we did the the first, we're right there. Fan-tastic.

Rajah Brown
01-14-2008, 02:42 PM
Ya, that'd be just swell. Nothing better than winning a pathetic 38 games,
ekeing out a playoff berth, getting lambasted in the 1st round and then
sitting and watching in late-June as Lottery teams scoop up the elite
prospects in the draft.

Screw that.

Unclebuck
01-14-2008, 02:45 PM
Yeah, I don't want to make the playoffs with 38 wins. But not because I really want to be in the lottery - 80% of the time being in the lottery is a waste. But rather I just figure that any team under .500 just doesn't deserve to be in the playoffs

jmoney2584
01-14-2008, 05:26 PM
I don't want to be in the playoffs period unless we have a chance to COMPETE, screw what the record says. No one on here can say we have a shot at winning the East, let alone getting to the championship round. We don't have a team that is going to benefit from the playoff experience either...JO is on his way out sometime down the road, I don't imagine Tinsley is here much longer, Granger might benefit, but the other people on our team are role players at best unless we have a straight up bad as$ next to them like a Dwight Howard or Star penetrator. I love mike Dunleavy, but he is offense only, he gets burnt by anyone with talent at his position. I don't even need to touch on Murphys defense. Quis isn't that valuable, maybe to our current team because they are soft, but he is VERY replaceable. We have no real leader on this team and we don't have anyone who is going to step up when we need it in the crunch time night in and night out. I hear people talking about Danny being that guy now/someday, yea right. Love Granger, but he is way too passive and will never be a #1 scoring option on ANY team in the league. He could be a HELL of a 2nd option, but he needs someone else to make him great. Am I bitter? or off my rocker maybe? I just have a hard time of letting go of the days of ECFs @ MSA and being really proud of the team. I need something to get me excited to be a Pacers fan again because the squad we have doesn't have the skills to do it for me or many other fans. We deserve better than this 50-50 BS we're getting. I'm seriously about to go Pacers on this Pacers team...rat-ta-tat and what not.

Oneal07
01-14-2008, 07:55 PM
Yeah, I don't want to make the playoffs with 38 wins. But not because I really want to be in the lottery - 80% of the time being in the lottery is a waste. But rather I just figure that any team under .500 just doesn't deserve to be in the playoffs

So that's going to be basically 85% of the Eastern Conference :laugh:

Naptown_Seth
01-14-2008, 08:56 PM
Yeah, I don't want to make the playoffs with 38 wins. But not because I really want to be in the lottery - 80% of the time being in the lottery is a waste. But rather I just figure that any team under .500 just doesn't deserve to be in the playoffs
And they typically play that first round just like they don't. My only concern as I keep pointing out is that this year will mirror last year when the team hung on for a bit and then nose dived as the wind came out of the sails.

Haggard
01-16-2008, 08:33 AM
on the bright side we have a history of knocking out the Celtics in the playoffs