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Ragnar
01-19-2004, 11:47 AM
Hello, Scot

While Scot Pollard has languished on the bench much of this season, Western Conference teams have been calling the Pacers to see if they are interested in trading him.

The Pacers aren't looking to do so, and lately he's shown why he's considered a valuable asset.

Pollard, who has averaged just 1.5 points in 31 games this season, did not play in six of the eight games previous to the one at San Antonio on Jan. 10. But he's played 50 minutes over the four games since then, contributing 14 rebounds and solid defense.

Pollard played just five minutes against the Nets, but he got two rebounds, including a tip-in that tied the score in the third quarter.

"Pollard only played five minutes, but he played five very productive minutes," coach Rick Carlisle said.

Pollard also helped keep Tim Duncan in check in a 14-minute appearance in Friday's win over San Antonio. He had similar success against Duncan and other Western Conference centers while playing for Sacramento before he was traded to the Pacers last summer.

That's something the Pacers' front office keeps in the back of its collective mind, should the team reach the Finals.

http://www.indystar.com/articles/9/112789-1399-039.html

Question: I see Scot Pollard is getting NO playing time these days. Are the Pacers likely to seek a trade for Scot? Does he have trade value? I would think Toronto (Lamond Murray or Alvin Williams) in the East or Memphis (Stromile Swift) and Dallas (Fortson or Bradley) out West might use a banger like Pollard ... and return a usable player for the Pacers. Scot, of course, was a fan favorite in Sacramento and all of us "King Zanies" hope Scot finds a place to play. (Frank from Sacramento, Calif.)

Answer: I doubt the Pacers would be opposed to including Pollard in a trade if something comes up they like. He has some value -- not for what he's done this season, but for how he played with the Kings. But that's why the Pacers would be reluctant to trade him. Rick Carlisle believes he might be a valuable player in the playoffs because of his size and experience.

It's certainly been surprising that he hasn't contributed more, but Jeff Foster has taken the minutes some people assumed Pollard would get and Jermaine O'Neal plays center as well. The No. 3 player at any position rarely gets to play

http://www.indystar.com/articles/8/025639-4458-116.html


(I think the reason we are not talking trade is not his experience but that Donnie will not do a trade while we have a record like this)

naptownmenace
01-19-2004, 12:16 PM
Seems like the Pacers could be drumming up the selling price, if you ask me.

I'd definitely be open to a trade for Bradley if the Mavs want to work a deal out. Why the Pacers wouldn't is beyond me. Bradley does a good defensive job against everyone not named Shaq in the west and he can knock down the open 'J'.

ABADays
01-19-2004, 01:05 PM
Oh great - a skinny Bender and a skinny Bradley on the court at the same time. Would look like a 5 on 3 game.

rabid
01-19-2004, 01:12 PM
Bradley = :puke:

naptownmenace
01-19-2004, 01:36 PM
Bradley = :puke:

Not when he plays against us. Shawn Bradley, warts and all, is still twice the player that Scott Pollard is. If nothing else, he blocks a lot of shots and changes several others.

Pollard can take up space and rebound a little but his hands of stone and offensive ineptitude really kills the Pacers momentum each time he enters the game.

Anthem
01-20-2004, 12:49 AM
Well, Pollard and Freddy Jones for Dale Davis works.

A trade I like even better is Pollard/Croshere/F.Jones/Anderson works for Davis/McInnis/Outlaw.

Portland might spring for that if we included a pick. Worth offering, anyway.

indygeezer
01-20-2004, 07:24 AM
Well, Pollard and Freddy Jones for Dale Davis works.

A trade I like even better is Pollard/Croshere/F.Jones/Anderson works for Davis/McInnis/Outlaw.

Portland might spring for that if we included a pick. Worth offering, anyway.


Well according to Vesey's column quoted elsewhere in this forum, DD is available. And I was reading yesterdday that McInnis is unhappy with his role in P-land (would it be any better here tho???).
We could definately use DD's big body so OK, I approve, do it.
(BTW other that provide a couple highlight dunks what has FJones done yet?)

tate
01-20-2004, 08:11 AM
(BTW other that provide a couple highlight dunks what has FJones done yet?)

Played some very good D and been the second best passer on the team.

Peck
01-20-2004, 08:32 AM
(BTW other that provide a couple highlight dunks what has FJones done yet?)

Played some very good D and been the second best passer on the team.

I'll give you the Defense part. Fred has been great in some cases on perimater defense.

Passing though? I'm not sure I would say he is the second best passer on the team. Brewer is a pretty good passer.

Unclebuck
01-20-2004, 09:07 AM
I'll give you the Defense part. Fred has been great in some cases on perimater defense.

Passing though? I'm not sure I would say he is the second best passer on the team. Brewer is a pretty good passer.


I would refine the comment about Freddie's passing to this. Jones is very good at making plays for his teammates. Peck, if you notice when Freddie and AJ are in the game, sure AJ brings the ball up but they generally give the ball to Jones and he runs a high pick and roll and he is very good at getting into the lane and making the pass

IMO Freddie has defended Iverson and Baron Davis better than anyone else the Pacers have

DisplacedKnick
01-20-2004, 10:44 AM
(BTW other that provide a couple highlight dunks what has FJones done yet?)

Played some very good D and been the second best passer on the team.

I'll give you the Defense part. Fred has been great in some cases on perimater defense.

Passing though? I'm not sure I would say he is the second best passer on the team. Brewer is a pretty good passer.

Artest has had some pretty good moments as well. Before Tinsley came back the offense didn't really start until the ball got in Artest's hands - it seemed to be working pretty well, though not nearly as well as having a PG who can push the ball and pass like Tinsley.