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  • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

    Originally posted by Brad8888 View Post
    If Danny is back to a physical level of his Most Improved Player sesaon, any notion of trading him is ridiculous and deserves flaming.
    If he's back to last year's level?

    Originally posted by Brad8888 View Post
    Unfortunately, my guess is that there is at least a chance that Granger may primarily be a "stretch 4" who is a defensive liability at this point, and the Pacers cannot afford to pay a "stretch 4" who is a defensive liability what Granger is being paid. Indiana is not a large market, and unless he can return to being a much quicker and more explosive player with better lateral movement, the Pacers cannot afford to carry his contract, especially when he is not being relied on this season.
    Excuse me but how is this a possibility? Did he have an ACL injury? Did he break his leg? Nothing of that happened.

    From what we know it's patellar tendonosis. Here's yet another article about it -> http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cm...articleid=1393

    It's not a bad enough injury to make someone change their whole playstyle. It cannot cripple a player's career.

    It's mostly a condition. Athletes should be careful when they have this condition and they shouldn't play through pain as it could lead to a more significant injury.

    But it isn't enough to turn Danny Granger into a "stretch 4". It isn't enough to turn him into DeJuan Blair. He still has all of his ACLs. His knees are not shot. They are just strained and could use the rest.

    Therefore, we have no reason to assume that he will become a stretch 4 that is a defensive liability. Is there a chance? Sure. There's a chance for everything. But I wouldn't bet on it.

    Originally posted by Brad8888 View Post
    Also, in my opinion, Davis could be better than Tyler given an opportunity to play with a better team with better coaching.
    Glen Davis is better than Tyler at this point. There is one thing that Tyler is doing better. That's going to the line. In order to reap the benefits of going to the line a player has to play big minutes. And Tyler cannot play big minutes until he gets his jump shot back.
    Tonight, all flags must burn, in place of steeples.
    Autonomy must return into the hands of the people.

    Panopticon

    Originally posted by IrishPacer
    Empty vessels make the most noise.

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    • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

      Here is a trade that could possibly work. Goes with JJ and Davis coming here that some are talking about on here. I personally don't like it, but it is interesting.

      http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=b4qyqqd

      Pacers get:
      JJ Redick and Glen Davis

      Spurs get:
      Danny Granger

      Magic get: Stephen Jackson, Cory Joseph, Miles Plumlee, Orlando Johnson and 1st round pick from Spurs.
      Garbage players get 1st round picks, (WTF)! All of the NBA must hate the Pacers! LOL

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      • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

        How screwed up is it that I would rather trade West for Davis and Redick than Granger? Davis provides roughly the same production as West at half the cost and 5 years younger. If Granger is never dealt, I have more faith in the Pacers being able to re-sign Granger at a reasonable contract than West. A 33 year old West is not worth the $10+ million he's going to command given his production compared to similar power forwards making much less.

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        • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

          Originally posted by Nuntius View Post
          There are some differences, though:

          1) Foster's contract didn't inhibit our ability to go after the players we wanted or resign our starters. There's a reason that his contract ended in the off-season in which we planned to make our moves.

          2) Foster deserved the retirement money.

          Simply put, we could afford such a contract last season. Especially to a player that offered so much to our ball club. We had cap space so his contract never hurt us. It just hurt Simon's pocket. Not the team. But we can no longer afford such a contract.

          Your differences hold water like a sieve.

          1) Signing Foster to a 2 year 12.6 mil contract early in the season contributed to not being able to re-sign Jack.

          2) Loyalty only goes so far. I didn't see Foster giving back any of his salary when he only played 16-17 games the 1st year of that contract at 6 mil out of loyalty to Herb Simon and the Pacers. Let's not even mention getting paid 3 mil for retiring mid-season last year. His contributions to the Pacers were so much more valuable than the loyalty ownership gave him?? Just SMH.

          It just hurt Simon's pocketbook, and Foster deserved the retirement money. WOW! That's probably 2 of the weakest comments I've seen posted on PD in sometime. I'm truly disappointed it came from you, a poster who I GREATLY ADMIRE.

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          • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

            Originally posted by vnzla81 View Post
            Danny+Tyler+Green for Redick+Big Baby+Mcbob works, Redick can replace some of Danny's scoring and he can also bring that ball movement and passing we have been asking for in a long time, Big Baby can replace Tyler(he is averaging 15 and 7).

            Pacers starting unit: Hill, Redick, Paul George, West and Hibbert.
            Hell no

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            • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

              Originally posted by croz24 View Post
              How screwed up is it that I would rather trade West for Davis and Redick than Granger? Davis provides roughly the same production as West at half the cost and 5 years younger. If Granger is never dealt, I have more faith in the Pacers being able to re-sign Granger at a reasonable contract than West. A 33 year old West is not worth the $10+ million he's going to command given his production compared to similar power forwards making much less.
              I agree 110%...West is being overrated at his late age! Scares me to contract him to big.
              Garbage players get 1st round picks, (WTF)! All of the NBA must hate the Pacers! LOL

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              • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

                Originally posted by Justin Tyme View Post
                Your differences hold water like a sieve.

                1) Signing Foster to a 2 year 12.6 mil contract early in the season contributed to not being able to re-sign Jack.
                We had Jarret Jack during the 08 - 09 season. In hindsight, it did impact our ability to resign Jarret Jack.

                But did we want him? If we wanted him, we could make a run for him when we had more capspace. We had options. But we chose to go after Hill and DJ Augustin.

                I also have to point out that Jack has grown a bit as a player the last two years. He wasn't great in Toronto or in his first year in NOLA.

                I'd love to have Jack this season. But I wasn't following the Pacers the year we had Jack so I cannot judge how he played then and if he deserved to get the contract he was asking for.

                Originally posted by Justin Tyme View Post
                2) Loyalty only goes so far. I didn't see Foster giving back any of his salary when he only played 16-17 games the 1st year of that contract at 6 mil out of loyalty to Herb Simon and the Pacers. Let's not even mention getting paid 3 mil for retiring mid-season last year. His contributions to the Pacers were so much more valuable than the loyalty ownership gave him?? Just SMH.
                A player has to perform and play 100% for his club. When a player gives you 110% for so many years then I have no problem if the ownership is going to give the player some more money than he deserves as long as it doesn't hurt a team.

                Originally posted by Justin Tyme View Post
                It just hurt Simon's pocketbook, and Foster deserved the retirement money. WOW! That's probably 2 of the weakest comments I've seen posted on PD in sometime. I'm truly disappointed it came from you, a poster who I GREATLY ADMIRE.
                Sorry to disappoint you but I truly believe that loyalty to a team should be rewarded.
                Tonight, all flags must burn, in place of steeples.
                Autonomy must return into the hands of the people.

                Panopticon

                Originally posted by IrishPacer
                Empty vessels make the most noise.

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                • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

                  Originally posted by croz24 View Post
                  How screwed up is it that I would rather trade West for Davis and Redick than Granger? Davis provides roughly the same production as West at half the cost and 5 years younger. If Granger is never dealt, I have more faith in the Pacers being able to re-sign Granger at a reasonable contract than West. A 33 year old West is not worth the $10+ million he's going to command given his production compared to similar power forwards making much less.
                  It is screwed up. Davis is doing it on a rebuilding (if not a bad one) team with a losing record and I really doubt that Davis would be able to assume West's leading skills on offense and off the court.
                  Never forget

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                  • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

                    Originally posted by Nuntius View Post


                    Sorry to disappoint you but I truly believe that loyalty to a team should be rewarded.


                    We definately have a different view on how loyalty works.

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                    • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

                      Originally posted by Justin Tyme View Post
                      We definately have a different view on how loyalty works.
                      Paying somebody 6mil for loyalty lol
                      @WhatTheFFacts: Studies show that sarcasm enhances the ability of the human mind to solve complex problems!

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                      • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

                        Originally posted by Justin Tyme View Post
                        We definately have a different view on how loyalty works.
                        Don't you think that a player that spends the entirety of his career in one team is loyal?

                        If not, then we do have a different view on how loyalty works.
                        Tonight, all flags must burn, in place of steeples.
                        Autonomy must return into the hands of the people.

                        Panopticon

                        Originally posted by IrishPacer
                        Empty vessels make the most noise.

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                        • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

                          Originally posted by Nuntius View Post

                          If not, then we do have a different view on how loyalty works.

                          Staying with a team doesn't necessarily have anyhing to do with loyalty. It could be b/c they like the team, they can make more money with their team, their family likes the city they live in, it's better for their career with their team, etc.

                          I kept a job for years not out of loyalty, but b/c it met certain criteria that was quite beneficial to me. I was one of the best at what I did. I owed them no loyalty b/c I rec'd a paycheck from them, and they owed me no loyalty just b/c I gave them years of service.

                          Stacey Paetz interviewed Foster at a game, and he stated he didn't want to leave the Pacers and wanted to come back. He waved the flag then he would take less money to stay. Why pay him millions more out of what you call loyalty in the "sunset of his career"? He was getting paid millions as it was. The 1st and foremost thing about professional sports is it's a business. He knew his career was winding down, and he had a history of injury problems. You want to reward his loyalty give him a car when he retired not mils that cause the team possible problems retaining players or getting other players.

                          Again, we have a different view about what loyalty is.

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                          • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

                            Originally posted by Justin Tyme View Post
                            mils that cause the team possible problems retaining players or getting other players.
                            Did it cause any problems, though?

                            Originally posted by Justin Tyme View Post
                            Again, we have a different view about what loyalty is.
                            Yes, we have.
                            Tonight, all flags must burn, in place of steeples.
                            Autonomy must return into the hands of the people.

                            Panopticon

                            Originally posted by IrishPacer
                            Empty vessels make the most noise.

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                            • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

                              Originally posted by Nuntius View Post

                              Did it cause any problems, though?

                              You see Jack in the Pacers uni?

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                              • Re: RicBucher, Pacers interested in JJ Redick.

                                Originally posted by Justin Tyme View Post
                                You see Jack in the Pacers uni?
                                I didn't see us making a move for him when we could either.
                                Tonight, all flags must burn, in place of steeples.
                                Autonomy must return into the hands of the people.

                                Panopticon

                                Originally posted by IrishPacer
                                Empty vessels make the most noise.

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