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avoidingtheclowns
05-23-2009, 01:59 PM
During the draft lottery, the idea of OKC possibly winning the right to select Blake Griffin got the folks at Rants & Raves thinking about the question "What if you could only play for your home team?" You can see the breakdown of every team here (http://rumorsandrants.com/2009/05/nba-homegrown-edition.html) but this is what the Pacers look like.


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INDIANA PACERS
C - Greg Oden
PF - Zach Randolph
SF - Jared Jeffries
SG - Eric Gordon
PG - Rajon Rondo

Bench: Larry Hughes (PG), Courtney Lee (PG), Brad Miller (C), Mike Conley (PG), Rodney Carney (SG), George Hill (PG), Brian Cardinal (SF), Sean May (PF), Josh McRoberts (SF), Bonzi Wells (SG), Chris Thomas (PG).

Roster Clarification: Rajon Rondo is from Louisville, Ky., which is just a short drive south of Indianapolis on I-65. Brian Cardinal hails from Illinois, but right near the Indiana border and having played at Purdue, heís a natural fit for the Pacers. St. Louis native Larry Hughes is a Pacer because Indianapolis is 40 miles closer to the Lou than Memphis is.

Breakdown: With a bevy of young, talented point guards (Rondo, Courtney Lee, Mike Conley and George Hill), a scoring machine (Eric Gordon) and a potential Bill Russell-like defensive presence (Greg Oden), the Pacers have a nice youthful core with massive upside. Mix in crafty veterans Zach Randolph (Marion, Ind.) and Brad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and the Pacers could have an Eastern Conference contender in the making. But it all depends on Gordon and Odenís development.



http://rumorsandrants.com/2009/05/nba-homegrown-edition.html

This Pacers team placed 11th in the EC with a record of 34-48. CP3's Bobkitties beat DG33 and the Hornets in the finals.

Kstat
05-23-2009, 02:45 PM
It's really bad that Indiana relishes its homegrown hoosiers so much, and yet this guy is claiming players from Kentucky and Missouri...

He should also name each player's hometown.

TheRifleman51
05-23-2009, 02:55 PM
It's really bad that Indiana relishes its homegrown hoosiers so much, and yet this guy is claiming players from Kentucky and Missouri...

He should also name each player's hometown.

Maybe You should Read the article we are not the only team that got players from other states as i remember you Pistons got some guys who aren't from Michigan you know what i mean it's like if the state doesn't have a team they give there players to other states that are the closest who have team.

TheRifleman51
05-23-2009, 02:57 PM
Up never mind maybe the Piston don't have other players but everyone else does it's because you guys are so close to us

Kstat
05-23-2009, 05:25 PM
I read that...and I'd be insulted if my "homegrown" team included players that were not "homegrown.'

Major Cold
05-23-2009, 06:21 PM
Yeah I am with KStat. If it is homegrown...don't pick players from other states.