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90'sNBARocked
01-13-2010, 02:07 PM
http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=14964



A.J. Price, Indiana Pacers – No rookie saw a bigger jump this week than Indiana point guard A.J. Price, who is currently receiving the benefits of T.J. Ford's benching by Pacers coach Jim O'Brien. Price isn't starting games, but he's seen a big bump in minutes as a result. He's played over 20 minutes a game in four of the last five contests after not having played 20 minutes at all previously this season. In his last three games, he's averaging 16.3 points and 4 assists—much higher than his season averages of 6.6ppg and 1.7apg.

LoneGranger33
01-13-2010, 02:25 PM
Price giving 'em something to talk about

By Bruno (http://my.nba.com/bruno) • January 12, 2010 • 4:27 PM

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Is the rookie the point guard of the future? Are we really asking already?
<HR>Something very interesting happened last night, in addition to the Pacers' comeback from a 23-point deficit to beat Toronto 105-101.
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A.J. Price has come on strong at the point. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE/Getty Images)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>In Jim O'Brien's postgame press conference, A.J. Price naturally came up for discussion. And Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star asked O'Brien if Price had shown enough upside to be considered the franchise's point guard of the future.

"That remains to be seen," O'Brien said. "Can he be a starting point guard on a team that is capable of winning 50 games? I don't know. Can he be a starting point guard on a team that is a .500 team? Probably. One of the reasons we moved to this rotation on the point guards was we suspected he was a very solid player and we needed to see it and we're starting to see it."

Keep in mind, before the game, O'Brien was asked if he could see Price moving into the starting lineup this year.

"That's getting too far ahead of ourselves," he said. "He's played one really good game. I like having a veteran start."

Of course, it's far too early to make an accurate projection about Price's future with the Pacers – other than he has one and it appears to be pretty bright. He's been the backup for six games. It's been impossible not to like what you've seen in that span, but it's a small sample from which to render a conclusion about a guy's future.

But here's the interesting thing to me: in the past two weeks, the discussion about Price has evolved from whether he's an NBA player to whether he belongs in the rotation, to whether he should start, to whether he might be the point guard of the future, to whether he's capable of starting on a 50-win team.

Not sure what's up next on the whether forecast but it's looking like blue skies and sunshine for the rookie from UConn.

By Conrad Brunner
http://my.nba.com/cms/107168/price_giving_em_something_to_talk_about

thelostpacer
01-13-2010, 02:33 PM
:happydanc:happydancYES! go AJ wooooo!:happydanc

CableKC
01-13-2010, 02:45 PM
Is it me....or does that picture of AJ look like a younger picture of Tinsley?

90'sNBARocked
01-13-2010, 02:47 PM
Is it me....or does that picture of AJ look like a younger picture of Tinsley?


Sanp!

Your right, how erie :eek:

sportfireman
01-13-2010, 03:12 PM
Is it me....or does that picture of AJ look like a younger picture of Tinsley?

Hopefully he has the same talent and a different mindset.

BornReady
01-13-2010, 03:13 PM
Is it me....or does that picture of AJ look like a younger picture of Tinsley?

youre exactly right lol

pacergod2
01-13-2010, 03:35 PM
Is it me....or does that picture of AJ look like a younger picture of Tinsley?

You shut your mouth when you're talking to me!

I vomited in my mouth a little bit just comparing Tinsley and Price.

Lance George
01-13-2010, 03:41 PM
Is it me....or does that picture of AJ look like a younger picture of Tinsley?

MEPcXMcWtVA

I was watching that interview the other day and was struck by just how much he reminded me of Jamaal, not just the accent, but the body language/mannerisms.

Edit: embedding disabled :censored:

YouTube - A.J. Price Feature (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEPcXMcWtVA)

90'sNBARocked
01-13-2010, 03:42 PM
MEPcXMcWtVA

I was watching that interview the other day and was struck by just how much he reminded me of Jamaal, not just the accent, but the body language/mannerisms.

Its that Brooklyn swag baby!!! :dance::dance:

Sparhawk
01-13-2010, 03:49 PM
I honestly don't see the resemblance to Tinsley. I do like Price though!