Please no more mike!
Please no more mike!
Yep. At the very least keep him at 30+ mpg like he hit tonight. I said it in the game thread: He's just too good on both ends of the floor to keep out of the game.
Now this isn't me bashing Mike by any means. I want to make that clear. I just think that George is improved enough and he's just better than Mike/Brandon/Jones at this point. He's so versatile and he's a very good passer for a rookie. Did you see that great dime by him to Hansbrough?
He is great to start against bad teams...
But what the hell... putting him out there vs Dwayne freakin Wade is putting Mike in a position to get him embarrassed and put the whole team at a serious disadvantage. Frank still has a long way to go. Though kudos to Frank for benching Mike to start the 2nd half. I think Mike got upset about that. Notice how he wasn't on the bench for the first half of the 3rd?
In all honesty I just think that he's trying to use a stable rotation. No more contradictions. I agree with you though.. Mike had it really tough (Understatement of the century) against Dwyane Wade.
It was a pain watching Dunleavy tonight. Can't guard anybody it's getting pathetic. Bench Dunleavy, start PG, and use Rush as a backup. I don't care if Rush can't score consistently, the Pacers have enough offense now. Just sit Dunleavy.
Had Dunleavy not started and put on a mind blowing display of his terrible defense, who knows if Wade could've gotten that hot.
If Vogel's short history tells us anything, then we won't have to plea too much to get George to start. At halftime Vogel saw what we saw and did what we would have done in starting George.
S/N: As a rookie Paul George was able to come in the game and play good defense on Wade, and his coach was confident enough in him to let him do so. The future here is very very bright people...
It will be interesting to see Vogel's post-AS break adjustments.
Anyway, Vogel has a gun and coaching is like shooting fish in a barrel. I think the man has mostly aligned with my views except playing Dun against DWade.
BTW, I wouldn't start Dun again. Not another game. No point at all. The team just needs to get out of the way or get on the Paul George bandwagon. His era has started...and that dude ain't no Batman.
I wish Mike the best, but surely there is some good team in the western conference in need of his high basketball IQ and constant movement, along with a sweet expiring contract. They can sign him back up as a Pacer next year for a Dahntay Jones deal.
Everyone says the next draft is weak, but a draft pick and some young under performing bench warmer would be a nice swap before the trade deadline.
He should have been starting a long time ago. It's time to rid ourselves of the Murphleavy cancer and get on with a new era.
Ex-'Dog Paul George proving his worth | ABC 30
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Originally Posted by David Bataller