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dohman
10-16-2010, 09:59 AM
As we all know Mikes huge contract is over after this season and I think we all know he is going to be a free agent taking a HUGE pay cut.

Over the preseason he has shown his shooting touch and the reason we like him on the court with his high iq. He has also been pretty decent on the other end taking charges and getting scrapy.

I have always been a dun fan since he got here just because I like players who can do their thing without the athletic ability. But what do we think he is realisticy worth? He seems to really like it here and I hope he stays.

Is he honestly worth more than D.Jones? Do we give him that same type of contract or do we let him walk?

BRushWithDeath
10-16-2010, 10:05 AM
He's certainly worth more than Dahntay but Dahntay is truly worthless thanks to his contact and utter sucktitude. Dunleavy only has value to a team looking to shed salary by adding a large expiring deal. He'd probably have slightly more value at the deadline than he does now. We're better off playing him sporadically off the bench once Rush is back and hoping he can play well enough to slightly increase his value before February.

spreedom
10-16-2010, 10:06 AM
I wouldn't be opposed to bring MDJ back long term in a 7th-8th man role as long as we could do it for less than $3-4M per for a few years. Otherwise we're probably relying on him too much, paying him too much, and committing to him for too long.

vnzla81
10-16-2010, 10:40 AM
He is not worth much, his only value is as an expiring contract and right now the market is full of expiring contracts.

Dece
10-16-2010, 10:50 AM
I hope he's not a Pacer after this year... he's probably worth more to as us cap relief than anything else, I assume we'll let him expire.

BlueNGold
10-16-2010, 10:59 AM
He'd make a good backup on a good team. I would like to see him stay and play with the second unit.

BTW, he was playing line an all-star just 2.5 years ago. It would be a shame to not benefit from any resurgence.

SMosley21
10-16-2010, 11:02 AM
Did you see Dahntay last night? He looked like he couldn't even hold down our 15th roster spot. When you're a veteran and a 3rd year guy who is just now cracking the rotation of a team is getting on your *** about how poorly you're playing (McRoberts was all over Dahntay at one point in the 3rd quarter), you've got some serious issues.

Dunleavy is far better than Dahntay and I'd love to keep him around at a much cheaper rate, if we aren't able to trade his contract for something nice.

pacers74
10-16-2010, 11:20 AM
I would sign him for the MLE or a little bit more even. Unless George looks like he is truly ready to take over the starting spot next year. If you look at free agency, it is very thin. The best SG out there that is unrestricted is Crawford. Next up is J.R. Smith, and Battier. Crawford wants way too much and someone will pay him, we don't want J.R. Smith, and Battier is couple of years older than Mike and he has never been a great offensive player. He is a defensive specialist and we have enough of them.

Dunleavy will start this year and depending on how our youth devolps, he could still start next year.

ChristianDudley
10-16-2010, 11:30 AM
Him and Dahntay are totally different players. I'm glad Mike is healthy and all. At this time I wouldn't mind us signing him to about the vet minimum for about 2 years or so as I think that would be really low-risk. I'm glad that he has his shot back and his running-without-the-ball skills. The past couple of preseason games have been very good for him--he's been showing us more and more each game of him running without the ball and plays have been made leading to a Dunleavy bucket. I particularly like his backdoor reverse layups he has mastered over time. Last night he had a beautiful one. With him being on the court, it has lead to a lot more passing by our guys, a lot more ball movement, and a lot more spacing of the court. Dunleavy just lacks on defense.

Dahntay just can't shoot the 3 whereas Mike Dunleavy really excels at being able to shoot the 3. Dahntay is more of a solid defensive player first, and a slashing player towards the basket second. Either he'll dunk it or he likes to get the contact anyway he can. I personally would like to keep Dahntay, but I know I'm definitely in the minority on that. I think most people here at PD would rather have Dunleavy at the vet minimum than having Dahntay here on this team.

ChristianDudley
10-16-2010, 11:31 AM
Did you see Dahntay last night? He looked like he couldn't even hold down our 15th roster spot. When you're a veteran and a 3rd year guy who is just now cracking the rotation of a team is getting on your *** about how poorly you're playing (McRoberts was all over Dahntay at one point in the 3rd quarter), you've got some serious issues.

Dunleavy is far better than Dahntay and I'd love to keep him around at a much cheaper rate, if we aren't able to trade his contract for something nice.

I have to admit that Dahntay didn't increase his chances of staying with us last night. I've been preaching that he should stay with us, but last night was just pitiful.

BringJackBack
10-16-2010, 11:32 AM
If he comes in and averages 12 points and 2 assists while shooting well he will look like a beast. He's one of those players would flourish with a stacked offensive team, which it seems we could be this year. I bet we could trade him for Corey Maggette and a 1st or Illyasova when that doesn't work out for Milwaukee when John Salmons outplays him. Or the other way around. They have too many overpaid wings, and we could take advantage of that.

Gamble1
10-16-2010, 11:39 AM
Is he honestly worth more than D.Jones? Do we give him that same type of contract or do we let him walk?
IF Dun goes back to his old form I think his worth is around a Brent Barry IMO. I don't know why I thought of Brent Barry but I think his value is that he can stretch the floor and be effective with limited minutes. Ultimately though I think Dun gets more money than Jones.

Maybe 4-5 million if teams aren't totally turned off by the CBA.

Mackey_Rose
10-16-2010, 11:42 AM
Dunleavy will start this year and depending on how our youth devolps, he could still start next year.

This thought really makes me cringe.

Trophy
10-16-2010, 11:49 AM
I like Mike and find him to be a raally good shooter/scorer and some who can get to the free throw line.

If he can do well this season and he wants to stay here, I'd like for us to negotiate a contract with him.

I'm sure any team that would want him wouldn't offer him what he's getting now and we're probably gonna offer the same that any other team would.

So if he does well again and he wants to stay here, then I think we should bring him back.

BringJackBack
10-16-2010, 11:52 AM
I could also see an opening for Avery Bradley, Damion James and Serge Ibaka because they don't have much of a chance to play this year. Thats my guess though, an uneducated guess.

pacer4ever
10-16-2010, 02:47 PM
I could also see an opening for Avery Bradley, Damion James and Serge Ibaka because they don't have much of a chance to play this year. Thats my guess though, an uneducated guess.

Susan Bible beat writer for OKC says Serge Ibaka isnt getting trade he is part of their core.

pacer4ever
10-16-2010, 02:51 PM
eddy curry and some french fries LOL J/K

QuickRelease
10-16-2010, 03:02 PM
He is not worth much, his only value is as an expiring contract and right now the market is full of expiring contracts.
I doubt he'll be on the market very long once he expires (if not traded first).

QuickRelease
10-16-2010, 03:05 PM
If he comes in and averages 12 points and 2 assists while shooting well he will look like a beast. He's one of those players would flourish with a stacked offensive team, which it seems we could be this year. I bet we could trade him for Corey Maggette and a 1st or Illyasova when that doesn't work out for Milwaukee when John Salmons outplays him. Or the other way around. They have too many overpaid wings, and we could take advantage of that.Why would we want to trade an expiring player, who can actually play, to take on an overpaid wing from someone else?

QuickRelease
10-16-2010, 03:07 PM
IF Dun goes back to his old form I think his worth is around a Brent Barry IMO. I don't know why I thought of Brent Barry but I think his value is that he can stretch the floor and be effective with limited minutes. Ultimately though I think Dun gets more money than Jones.

Maybe 4-5 million if teams aren't totally turned off by the CBA.If he returns to form, he's quite a bit better than Barry IMHO.

QuickRelease
10-16-2010, 03:11 PM
eddy curry and some french fries LOL J/KBetter acquire them separately. Otherwise Curry will eat the fries on the way over, and you won't get full trade value.

jhondog28
10-16-2010, 03:51 PM
I am the biggest Dun fan on this board. But I will say this. There are a lot of people on here who overvalue Dun and there are a lot of people on here who undervalue him. My opinion is that when he gets hot he looks like world beater who cant miss shots and plays outstanding team defense. When he struggles he really struggles... can't hit shots and cant defend. The Pacers wont resign him and will use his expiring to trade for youth. Not sure what they will get for him though. Depends on how his year goes to be honest.

BringJackBack
10-16-2010, 04:09 PM
Why would we want to trade an expiring player, who can actually play, to take on an overpaid wing from someone else?

Because they give you Darren Collison. Oh wait, we're talking about Mike..

Then you'll get John or Corey who would be good 6th men, plus a 1st round pick or Larry Sanders as well. The reason the Bucks do this is because they don't want to be stuck with these guys forever and they are willing to give up a 1st and that is our consolation prize.

SMosley21
10-16-2010, 05:46 PM
Because they give you Darren Collison. Oh wait, we're talking about Mike..

Then you'll get John or Corey who would be good 6th men, plus a 1st round pick or Larry Sanders as well. The reason the Bucks do this is because they don't want to be stuck with these guys forever and they are willing to give up a 1st and that is our consolation prize.

The Bucks JUST signed Salmons. It's not like they were stuck with him as part of a trade where they had to take on a bad contract or something. They willingly signed him. He hasn't even had a chance to wear out his welcome yet, so Milwaukee isn't going to be trying to move his salary yet.

Maggette is basically getting paid like Granger, with 3 years and $30.78 million left on his contract.

In summation, why the hell would we trade for Corey "Blackhole" Maggette?

BringJackBack
10-16-2010, 06:08 PM
The Bucks JUST signed Salmons. It's not like they were stuck with him as part of a trade where they had to take on a bad contract or something. They willingly signed him. He hasn't even had a chance to wear out his welcome yet, so Milwaukee isn't going to be trying to move his salary yet.

Maggette is basically getting paid like Granger, with 3 years and $30.78 million left on his contract.

In summation, why the hell would we trade for Corey "Blackhole" Maggette?

To get a 6th man/starter and Larry Sanders or 1st round pick.

And I'm not saying they're stuck with them. But they have those two guys at the same position and they are going to find out its going to be a problem when they are essentially have the same talent level.

Here, you guys aren't really understanding what I mostly want: Larry Sanders and/or a pick.

They aren't going to give us those straight up for Mike because 1. salaries don't match, and 2. it doesn't make sense.

If we take one of those salaries off of their hands, we are suddenly able to pick up Larry or a 1st round pick. That is called a consolation prize.

That is what I want if all else fails and we can't get Kevin Martin, Iggy, etc. (Which we won't) I don't just want it to expire because we all know that we will just end up overpaying for a decent PF like our fellow Bucks just did with Drew Gooden.

SMosley21
10-16-2010, 06:14 PM
To get a 6th man/starter and Larry Sanders or 1st round pick.

And I'm not saying they're stuck with them. But they have those two guys at the same position and they are going to find out its going to be a problem when they are essentially have the same talent level.

Here, you guys aren't really understanding what I mostly want: Larry Sanders and/or a pick.

They aren't going to give us those straight up for Mike because 1. salaries don't match, and 2. it doesn't make sense.

If we take one of those salaries off of their hands, we are suddenly able to pick up Larry or a 1st round pick. That is called a consolation prize.

That is what I want if all else fails and we can't get Kevin Martin, Iggy, etc. (Which we won't) I don't just want it to expire because we all know that we will just end up overpaying for a decent PF like our fellow Bucks just did with Drew Gooden.

So you would be fine with taking on Corey Maggette's contract for 3 years just so we could get Larry Sanders or a 1st round pick (which would most definitely be lottery protected)?

I'm glad you aren't working in the front office for the Pacers, because it looks like you're trying to put us right back in salary cap hell.

BringJackBack
10-16-2010, 07:01 PM
So you would be fine with taking on Corey Maggette's contract for 3 years just so we could get Larry Sanders or a 1st round pick (which would most definitely be lottery protected)?

I'm glad you aren't working in the front office for the Pacers, because it looks like you're trying to put us right back in salary cap hell.

Lol, what the hell are you talking about.

1. All I said was I bet we could pull that trade off
2. I've never filled out an application to the GM job
3. I never said I was fine with getting Corey Maggette.
4. Why are you acting offended?
5. Why are you trying to make me mad?

PS. Who would you rather have: Drew Gooden or Larry Sanders and Corey Maggette or John Salmons?

Anyway, I'm done arguing because I just threw something out there off the top of my head, and you flipped out.

Anthem
10-16-2010, 07:12 PM
I don't know why I thought of Brent Barry
It's a melanin thing. Their games aren't very similar.

Back on topic: I like Dunleavy a lot and I'm glad he's feeling and playing better. But I just don't see him having a future on this team. I don't like him at the 2, and never have. Long term on this team, his best role is Danny's backup. But he's not going to want that role.

PacersPride
10-16-2010, 08:24 PM
As we all know Mikes huge contract is over after this season and I think we all know he is going to be a free agent taking a HUGE pay cut.

Over the preseason he has shown his shooting touch and the reason we like him on the court with his high iq. He has also been pretty decent on the other end taking charges and getting scrapy.

I have always been a dun fan since he got here just because I like players who can do their thing without the athletic ability. But what do we think he is realisticy worth? He seems to really like it here and I hope he stays.

Is he honestly worth more than D.Jones? Do we give him that same type of contract or do we let him walk?

i like Dun, but not at SG. he is a SF, and with that said should be backing up Granger. Dun is an ideal 6th man. contract wise, no more than 5 mill max @ 3 years.

* glad someone else mentioned the fact Dun is a SF directly below. posey im hoping is dealt this season to a contender, tho not likely so a buyout will be the best outcome next offseason. if George truly is going to overtake the SG role which im confident he can having watched how athletic he is, then Dun has value as a backup SF next season. of course, he only is offerred a contract if he can stay healthy this offseason. the question i see is will Dun be willing to accept a backup role getting only 15 minutes a game or so. Dun could be very valuable in the second unit. his defensive liabilities will be less obvious gaurding players at his natural position of SF. 3 yrs 4 mill i would be cool with.

PacersPride
10-16-2010, 08:37 PM
It's a melanin thing. Their games aren't very similar.

Back on topic: I like Dunleavy a lot and I'm glad he's feeling and playing better. But I just don't see him having a future on this team. I don't like him at the 2, and never have. Long term on this team, his best role is Danny's backup. But he's not going to want that role.

Agree with much of this. i hope we can resign him as a primary backup, but doubt he wants that role. Dun is a starting quality sf.

he is probably looking for around 6.5 mill contract and starter minutes. if a team is willing to pay him that than im sure they might consider trading for him as well.

BringJackBack
10-16-2010, 08:48 PM
Or we could just draft a backup SF in the 2nd round this offseason instead of wasting guarunteed money on someone who will be 33 or 34 after a three year contract.

Thats what New Orleans did with James Posey and they are paying for it now. They drafted Quincy Pondexter and had it not been for us, he wouldn't play much this season. They also had to give up DC to get rid of Posey.

spazzxb
10-16-2010, 08:53 PM
He'd make a good backup on a good team. I would like to see him stay and play with the second unit.

BTW, he was playing line an all-star just 2.5 years ago. It would be a shame to not benefit from any resurgence.
Murphy is gone and Haters need someone to hate. Don't try intelligent logical points they don't care.

pacer4ever
10-16-2010, 08:55 PM
Or we could just draft a backup SF in the 2nd round this offseason instead of wasting guarunteed money on someone who will be 33 or 34 after a three year contract.

Thats what New Orleans did with James Posey and they are paying for it now. They drafted Quincy Pondexter and had it not been for us, he wouldn't play much this season. They also had to give up DC to get rid of Posey.

couldve been Marcus Thorton

PacersPride
10-16-2010, 11:11 PM
Or we could just draft a backup SF in the 2nd round this offseason instead of wasting guarunteed money on someone who will be 33 or 34 after a three year contract.

Thats what New Orleans did with James Posey and they are paying for it now. They drafted Quincy Pondexter and had it not been for us, he wouldn't play much this season. They also had to give up DC to get rid of Posey.

despite Birds recent success, finding talent in the second round is very rare. again, as stated in my post, if Dun stays healthy he is worth 3 yrs at 4 mill.. 5 max. that is my response to the OP (what is Dun worth). eventually having a team full of 1st and 2nd year players isnt going to do us much good. Dunleavy is a solid pro and worth that type of contract if healthy. the exception would be if the pacers sign a big FA, but i doubt that happens so cap room should not be an issue and at that price tag Dun would be easy to move. remember, he played at an all-star level 2 seasons ago, doubt we will easily find that kind of production in the 2nd round next year, and your likely going to pay that player a mill or so anyways.. so for 3 more mill i dont see any reason not to sign Dun.

vnzla81
10-16-2010, 11:15 PM
This thought really makes me cringe.

Giving him an extention makes me cringe too

BringJackBack
10-17-2010, 12:10 AM
despite Birds recent success, finding talent in the second round is very rare. again, as stated in my post, if Dun stays healthy he is worth 3 yrs at 4 mill.. 5 max. that is my response to the OP (what is Dun worth). eventually having a team full of 1st and 2nd year players isnt going to do us much good. Dunleavy is a solid pro and worth that type of contract if healthy. the exception would be if the pacers sign a big FA, but i doubt that happens so cap room should not be an issue and at that price tag Dun would be easy to move. remember, he played at an all-star level 2 seasons ago, doubt we will easily find that kind of production in the 2nd round next year, and your likely going to pay that player a mill or so anyways.. so for 3 more mill i dont see any reason not to sign Dun.

That makes sense and it seems nice but I just don't know.

I would like my backup small forward to be an athletic defender who will score without anything being run for him. My ideal backup small forward actually cherry picks after a defensive rebound like both Paul George and Darren Collison do on occasion to get free dunks. The downside is that this SF doesn't really rebound the ball because he's off to the races, so to speak, when there is a defensive rebound.

This guy also doesn't milk shot clock seconds, and get the ball into the post. If Brandon Rush would run the floor instead of camping at the three on a fast break he would work out. However, Brandon Rush is more of a Mikael (sp?) Pietrus rather than the Jonas Jerebko, Tony Allen, or AK47 guy I'm talking about.

The only guys in the 2nd round that I could see being that person is Elias Harris and Kenneth Faried. They both have that game and intensity. The question for Elias is whether he'd accept being an off-the-ball role player type game. He may be the next Dahntay Jones (a good on ball defender, but NOT relatively close to a glue guy on offense), or he could be someone similar to a poor mans Grant Hill at his age right now. I am almost positive, however, he's just another Damare Carroll. Of course he's was a freshman last year so whatever.

Kenneth is probably not quick enough to guard 3's and he's a big boy so I don't know how playing the 3 would work for him. He plays with a lot of intensity and he's got some decent hops. I didn't pay close enough attention to him to see whether his big body is hurting his quickness or not; I should also see whether or not he has that "mean streak" that everyone likes.

I also intitially thought about Lacedarius Dunn, but apparently he's not that highly thought of according to DraftExpress when I went to go check his high school.. He also looks quite a bit taller than 6ft 4. He's pretty long for 6'4". He's older but he can score. He has a nice jumper but he drives alot. He doesn't really have many hops but he gets out and does his thing.

This year I thought of Quincy Pondexter but he doesn't really play with that much energy and he doesn't move off the ball. To be frank, I'd also say he's kind of robotic with his two handed jumper, and awkward moves to the basket. Kind of weird. I also obviously thought about Devin Ebanks in the second round.

PacersPride
10-17-2010, 12:48 AM
That makes sense and it seems nice but I just don't know.

I would like my backup small forward to be an athletic defender who will score without anything being run for him. My ideal backup small forward actually cherry picks after a defensive rebound like both Paul George and Darren Collison do on occasion to get free dunks. The downside is that this SF doesn't really rebound the ball because he's off to the races, so to speak, when there is a defensive rebound.

This guy also doesn't milk shot clock seconds, and get the ball into the post. If Brandon Rush would run the floor instead of camping at the three on a fast break he would work out. However, Brandon Rush is more of a Mikael (sp?) Pietrus rather than the Jonas Jerebko, Tony Allen, or AK47 guy I'm talking about.

The only guys in the 2nd round that I could see being that person is Elias Harris and Kenneth Faried. They both have that game and intensity. The question for Elias is whether he'd accept being an off-the-ball role player type game. He may be the next Dahntay Jones (a good on ball defender, but NOT relatively close to a glue guy on offense), or he could be someone similar to a poor mans Grant Hill at his age right now. I am almost positive, however, he's just another Damare Carroll. Of course he's was a freshman last year so whatever.

Kenneth is probably not quick enough to guard 3's and he's a big boy so I don't know how playing the 3 would work for him. He plays with a lot of intensity and he's got some decent hops. I didn't pay close enough attention to him to see whether his big body is hurting his quickness or not; I should also see whether or not he has that "mean streak" that everyone likes.

I also intitially thought about Lacedarius Dunn, but apparently he's not that highly thought of according to DraftExpress when I went to go check his high school.. He also looks quite a bit taller than 6ft 4. He's pretty long for 6'4". He's older but he can score. He has a nice jumper but he drives alot. He doesn't really have many hops but he gets out and does his thing.

This year I thought of Quincy Pondexter but he doesn't really play with that much energy and he doesn't move off the ball. To be frank, I'd also say he's kind of robotic with his two handed jumper, and awkward moves to the basket. Kind of weird. I also obviously thought about Devin Ebanks in the second round.

excellent analysis BJB. honestly, im more a pro guy than college, but i do follow college esp IU & Purdue, but IU mainly. i see your point clearly, and this team is in a youth movement.

my perspective is this. first Dun is a SF. he has played out of position while with the pacers b/c Granger is the SF, and lack of options at SG. ideally Rush, and George are the SG's going forward unless rush is dealt but for now we will hypothetically say its rush and george. posey is not the long term answer and will be gone once his contract is up.

i doubt Dun will accept a backup role on this team but if he were willing to sign for 4-5 mill at 3 years (if healthy this year) i dont see how we dont extend his contract. his basketball IQ is off the charts. his D is exploited as a SG, but as a SF he would likely be very good, not individually but team wise. if this team did not have Granger i would be content with Dun as the teams starting SF. i think he would be almost a triple double type player but not quite. maybe like 12 pts, 6 assists, 6 rebounds a game and solid not spectacular D.

on this team he would be an ideal 6th man off the bench. at 4-5 mill for 3 years would be good value. my guess is Dun will not accept that role and will want to start and get paid around 7 mill. so we will likely have to go the route you suggested and with posey around for one more season im okay with it cause posey can excel in spot minutes at the sf position backing up granger.

Hoop
10-17-2010, 12:57 AM
What is Dunleavy worth?

A 3rd round pick and a player to be named later.

Brad8888
10-17-2010, 01:06 AM
He is worth more as a contributing member of the Pacers who has an expiring contract than he is generally given credit for, and likely more than the Pacers would receive if they were to trade him before his contract expires, unless it is as a sign and trade after the CBA situation gets settled.

BringJackBack
10-17-2010, 01:08 AM
excellent analysis BJB. honestly, im more a pro guy than college, but i do follow college esp IU & Purdue, but IU mainly. i see your point clearly, and this team is in a youth movement.

my perspective is this. first Dun is a SF. he has played out of position while with the pacers b/c Granger is the SF, and lack of options at SG. ideally Rush, and George are the SG's going forward unless rush is dealt but for now we will hypothetically say its rush and george. posey is not the long term answer and will be gone once his contract is up.

i doubt Dun will accept a backup role on this team but if he were willing to sign for 4-5 mill at 3 years (if healthy this year) i dont see how we dont extend his contract. his basketball IQ is off the charts. his D is exploited as a SG, but as a SF he would likely be very good, not individually but team wise. if this team did not have Granger i would be content with Dun as the teams starting SF. i think he would be almost a triple double type player but not quite. maybe like 12 pts, 6 assists, 6 rebounds a game and solid not spectacular D.

on this team he would be an ideal 6th man off the bench. at 4-5 mill for 3 years would be good value. my guess is Dun will not accept that role and will want to start and get paid around 7 mill. so we will likely have to go the route you suggested and with posey around for one more season im okay with it cause posey can excel in spot minutes at the sf position backing up granger.

Alot like you I enjoy having Mike here as long as healthy and he's probably going to be better backing up than any of the guys I just mentioned but it's all about bang for the buck and generally I'm not a big fan of long contracts for even sixth men.

I'm not sure about the rebounds but even 8/3/3 would be good off the bench for the next three years. I do think that we could offer him less than a three year contract all things considered. It was just about 8 months ago that he recovered from a terrible injury and we just need to be careful to not get stuck into something.

I love Mikes game but three years is a long time for a 30 year old guy. I'd do two years with a team option though at 12 mil. 3 yrs/12 mill team option no higher.

It just feels good to have flexibility and money to worry about how to spend it as opposed to how to get it. :laugh:

thefeistyone
10-17-2010, 03:47 AM
He's worth the going rate for salary relief....I like Dunleavy a little bit, but i can't see him as the missing piece of the puzzle for any team. It's not like we're going to get an all star or a young budding player for him.

Given Indy's chance of landing a solid free agent, I say we let him play before the break, hope for the best, and then make the most reasonable trade we can.

pacer4ever
10-17-2010, 03:54 AM
He's worth the going rate for salary relief....I like Dunleavy a little bit, but i can't see him as the missing piece of the puzzle for any team. It's not like we're going to get an all star or a young budding player for him.

Given Indy's chance of landing a solid free agent, I say we let him play before the break, hope for the best, and then make the most reasonable trade we can.

or buy him out and let him go play for a contender.