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Unclebuck
07-08-2004, 02:57 PM
http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/miller_page_0304.html

2003-04 in Review:
Reggie Miller
Height: 6-7 Weight: 195 Age: 38 (8/24/65)

Regular Season: Passed Charles Barkley for 14th place on the NBA's all-time career scoring list with his second point of the game at Minnesota, 12/20. ... Became just the 14th player in NBA history to reach the 24,000-point mark in his career with his fourth point vs. the L.A. Lakers, 2/2. Ended the season with 24,305 points, just 510 behind Patrick Ewing, who is in 13th place on the all-time list ...

While averaging 10.0 ppg, was third on the team with 249 assists ... Ranked among the league's top five in assists-to-turnover ratio all season, he led Indiana with a ratio of 3.66-to-1. ... Has played 1,323 games in his career, seventh on the NBA's all-time list ... Finished the season just six games behind Moses Malone for sixth place on that list ... Has played more games with the same team than all but two players in NBA history, John Stockton and Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz ... Scored in double figures 34 times and was held scoreless once, at Orlando, 3/26 ...

Scored a season-high 30 points in the Pacers' win at New York, 11/15, shooting 10-12 FGS and 6-7 3-pt FGS ... Six 3-pt FGS against the Knicks, 11/15, were the most by any Pacers' player this season ... Went over 100 3-pt FGM for the 15th consecutive season, a NBA record ... His 134 3-pt FGM tied for 19th in the NBA this season. ... The all-time NBA leader in 3-pt FGM, made the 2,400th 3-pt FG of his career vs. the Spurs, 1/16. ... Ended the season with 2,464 3-pt FGM ... Ranked fifth in the NBA in free throw accuracy at 88.5 percent ... That ended a run of five straight seasons of shooting 90+ percent from the line. ... Ended the season just 13 FTM short of becoming the 14th player in NBA history with 6,000 free throws in his career ...

When he scored at least 15 points, the Pacers were 15-1 ... That was the best record in the NBA for any team when one of its players scores at least 15 points. ... With three rebounds vs. Portland, 3/17, became the seventh player in franchise history with 4,000 rebounds in his career ...In that game, surpassed Darnell Hillman for seventh place on the team's all-time career rebounding list. ... Ended the season just five assists short of becoming the second player in Pacers' franchise history with 4,000 assists in his career. ... He won the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Community Service Award.

Playoffs: Overall, averaged 10.1 points on .402 shooting (.375 from the 3-point line) in 16 postseason games ...

Averaged 9.3 points on .386 shooting in the conference finals ... Scored his postseason high of 21 points in Game 2, adding six rebounds and going 10 of 10 from the line. ... Scored 15 on 6 of 7 shooting in Game 4 ...

In second round against Miami, scored 19 points in 18 minutes in Game 2 ... In that game, moved past Bill Russell into 22nd place on the NBA's all-time playoff career scoring list ... In Game 4, he went without a field goal for just the second time in 125 postseason appearances. ... Joined Mark Jackson, Freddie Lewis, Roger Brown and Billy Keller as Pacers with at least 300 career postseason assists ...

Tied his playoff career high with seven assists in Game 2 of the first round against Boston ... Had best offensive game of the first round in Game 4 with 14 points ... Established a playoff career-high with five steals in that game

Plus-Minus: Ranked second during the regular season at +6.3 per game and fourth in the postseason at +3.5 per game

Contract Status: Signed through the 2005-06 season

Analysis: As the team's offensive focus continued to shift inside toward Jermaine O'Neal, he remained a threat from the perimeter, though his big scoring nights have become more an exception than the rule. One of the great leaders by example in NBA history, accepted his reduced role with zeal and continued to serve as a role model for the development of the team's younger players. Still a credible defender. Could've been more aggressive with his shot, at times, but generally did an admirable job fitting into the team's offensive concept that stressed ball movement both inside-out and side-to-side. If he decides to return for an 18th NBA season, a spot in the starting lineup has once again been reserved.

Young
07-08-2004, 03:01 PM
Reggie was big for us in some games. Good to have.

MSA2CF
07-08-2004, 03:02 PM
He's one of the all time greats. What can you say. Reggie did a fine job this past season! :thumbsup:

Hicks
07-08-2004, 03:21 PM
He was so-so. We really need more from our SG to win it all.

Roy Munson
07-08-2004, 03:51 PM
I think he ran out of gas in the playoffs. Against Detroit I thought he was awful. He should have played fewer minutes during the regular season (18-20) per game so he would have been able to handle the playoffs better.

If they insist on starting him next season, I really hope they limit him to 14-18 minutes per game. Play him 4 or 5 minutes at a time, and do that 3 or 4 times per game.

Peck
07-08-2004, 04:34 PM
" If he decides to return for an 18th NBA season, a spot in the starting lineup has once again been reserved. "

I hope everybody noticed this.

Which leads me to ask, why bother trying to make a trade this season to improve anything?

Shooting guard is our weakness & we have already reserved a spot for our shooting guard. A big name S.G. is not going to come here
& come off of the bench. Starting matters.

If everybody is comfortable with Foster at center then what else do we need? Our forwards are fine & our bench forwards are fine.

I have no problem with Tinsley & I would be fine with Johnson coming off of the bench. Fred is great as a backup two guard & Harrison should be ok for spot min.

So why bother?

Sorry, but this is distressing to me. Reggie should not be the starter next season.

Hicks
07-08-2004, 04:45 PM
If we get a new SG, I think Reggie will go to the bench. Carlisle's hinted at that possibility (only if we get somebody, not if we stand pat).

Kegboy
07-08-2004, 07:48 PM
Yeah Peck, no matter what some people may think, Conrad isn't a mouthpiece. He's been known to get such things wrong on more than one occasion.
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I like shooting guards that can shoot.
:duel:

MSA2CF
07-08-2004, 07:53 PM
What's so horrible about keeping (almost) the same team together for two years in a row? I don't get it.

Hicks
07-08-2004, 08:04 PM
What's so horrible about keeping (almost) the same team together for two years in a row? I don't get it.

This one doesn't seem to be good enough. It's close though.

Unclebuck
07-08-2004, 10:36 PM
Peck, that comment about Reggie starting is in direct conflict with what Carlisle said last week when Reggie announced he was coming back

Bball
07-09-2004, 02:48 AM
Peck, that comment about Reggie starting is in direct conflict with what Carlisle said last week when Reggie announced he was coming back

Carlisle hadn't read the memo yet... Conrad did read it before making any comments! :D:D:D

-Bball