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    As we say goodbye to Reg and try to find a replacement (probably SJAX) for his position how important in the big scheme of things is it?

    Who has been the SG on teams who have at least made the finals? Was Reg the main reason we made the finals in 2000?

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    Uh didnt Jordan win 6 titles? I would say that a shooting guard can be pretty important.

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    Yes, Mike was a 2 but also a Basketball God. Thinking more along the lines on the Kittles and Hornaceks of the world.

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    Kobe was a large part of the Laker's success as well.

    You could go back to the Lakers/Celts of the 80's and say their 2's were not a major factor. Spurs, Rockets (why can't I remember the starting 2 guard? Cassell and K.Smith, who else?) Dumars was pretty important to the Pistons of the 80's.

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    Rip's kind of important to Detroit.
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    Rockets (why can't I remember the starting 2 guard? Cassell and K.Smith, who else?)
    I think they had Maxwell the 1st time and Drexler the following season.

    Two guards are pretty important but usually teams with a dominant big man win it all. Even Jerry West though paired with Elgin couldn't win it all until he had Wilt. Usually with some exceptions(Bulls) you need a dominant big man.

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    So now let me rephrase the question. Is Stephen Jackson good enough to be our starting 2 guard or do we need more of a pure shooter like a Korver from Philly?

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    So now let me rephrase the question. Is Stephen Jackson good enough to be our starting 2 guard or do we need more of a pure shooter like a Korver from Philly?

    He is good enough


    When JO is healthy again next year, the defense of Jackson, Artest and Jermaine will be oustanding, especially with Ron's ability to guard 2's and some 4's.

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    Do Shooting Guards win championships?
    Were you vacationing on Mars during the 90's?

    Who has been the SG on teams who have at least made the finals? Was Reg the main reason we made the finals in 2000?
    Ok, I'll do my best to humor you.

    By the way, I thought Reggie and Jalen Rose were reasons 1A and 1B why you made the finals.

    Lets go back 35 years:

    (w)=winning SG (l)= losing SG (mvp)=finals mvp.

    1971:
    Milwaukee Bucks- Bob Dandrige (w)
    Baltimore Bullets- Earl Monroe (l)

    1972:
    LA Lakers- Jerry West (w)
    NY Knicks- Earl Monroe (l)

    1973:
    NY Knicks- Earl Monroe (w)
    LA Lakers- Jerry West (l)

    1974:
    Boston Celtics- John Havlicek (w) (mvp)
    Milwaukee Bucks- Bob Dandrige (l)

    1975:
    Golden State Warriors- Butch Beard (w)
    Washington Bullets- Phil Chenier (l)

    1976:
    Boston Celtics- John Havlicek (w)
    Phoenix Suns- Paul Westphaul (l)

    1977:
    Portland Trailblazers- Lionel Hollins (w)
    Philadelphia 76ers- World B Free (l)

    1978:
    Washington Bullets- Bob Dandrige (w)
    Seattle Supersonics- Gus Williams (l)

    1979:
    Seattle Supersonics- Gus Williams (w)
    Wasington Bullets- Bob Dandrige (l)

    1980:
    LA Lakers- Magic Johnson (w) (mvp)
    Philadelphia 76ers- Lionel Hollins (l)

    1981:
    Boston Celtics- Chris Ford (w)
    Houston Rockets- Mike Dunleavy (l)

    1982:
    LA Lakers- Norm Nixon (w)
    Philadelphia 76ers- Andrew Toney (l)

    1983:
    Philadelphia 76ers- Andrew Toney (w)
    La Lakers- Norm Nixon (l)

    1984:
    Boston Celtics- Danny Ainge (l)
    LA Lakers- Byron Scott (l)

    1985:
    LA Lakers- Byron Scott- (w)
    Boston Celtics- Danny Ainge (l)

    1986:
    Boston Celtics- Danny Ainge (w)
    Houston Rickets- Rodney McCray (l)

    1987:
    LA Lakers- Byron Scott (w)
    Boston Celtics- Danny Ainge (l)

    1988:
    LA LAkers- Byron Scott (w)
    Detroit Pistons- Joe Dumars (l)

    1989:
    Detroit Pistons- Joe Dumars (w) (mvp)
    LA Lakers- Byron Scott (l)

    1990:
    Detroit Pistons- Joe Dumars (w)
    Portland Trailblazers- Clyde Drexler (l)

    1991:
    Chicago Bulls- Michael Jordan (w) (mvp)
    LA Lakers- Byron Scott (l)

    1992:
    Chicago Bulls- Michael Jordan (w) (mvp)
    Portland Trailblazers- Clyde Drexler (l)

    1993:
    Chicago Bulls- Michael Jordan (w) (mvp)
    Phoenix Suns- Dan Majerle (l)

    1994:
    Houston Rockets- Vernon Maxwell (w)
    NY Knicks- John Starks (l)

    1995:
    Houston Rockets- Clyde Drexler (w)
    Orlando Magic- Nick Anderson (l)

    1996:
    Chicago Bulls- Michael Jordan (w) (mvp)
    Seattle Supersonics- Hersey Hawkins (l)

    1997:
    Chicago Bulls- Michael Jordan (w) (mvp)
    Utah Jazz- Jeff Hornacek (l)

    1998:
    Chicago Bulls- Michael Jordan (w) (mvp)
    Utah Jazz- Jeff Hornacek (l)

    1999:
    San Antonio Spurs- Mario Elie (w)
    NY Knicks- Allan Houston (l)

    2000:
    LA Lakers- Kobe Bryant (w)
    Indiana Pacers- Reggie Miller (l)

    2001:
    LA Lakers- Kobe Bryant (w)
    Philadelphia 76ers- Allen Iverson (l)

    2002:
    LA Lakers- Kobe Bryant (w)
    NJ Nets- Kerry Kittles (l)

    2003:
    San Antonio Spurs- Stephen Jackson (w)
    NJ Nets- Kerry Kittles (l)

    2004:
    Detroit Pistons- Richard Hamilton (w)
    LA Lakers- Kobe Bryant (l)

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    [QUOTE=Mushmouth]He is good enough


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    I don't know about that. He is way to inconsistant to be counted on especially in the eastern conference where he has to go up against some tremendous scorers.Pierce, Carter, Wade,Hughes, Hamilton to name a few. I know some of them are more of swing man then true 2 guards but these are guys capable of dominating the perimeter in any given game and we just don't have that. We rely to much in our inside game even with Artest in our lineup. We have nobody on this team who can take a game over from the perimeter on a consistant basis. I think come playoff time thats important to have considering how teams usually up there defense especially in the interior where teams pack it in more and there are no easy inside layups or dunks.

    I like jackson off the bench, he provides energy, defense, its just I don't know yet if we can rely on him on a nightly basis as our starting two guard come playoff time.

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    Stat, thanks for humoring me. What you posted actually does help considering the number of John Starks, Mario Elie, and Alan Houston's in that list. So in other words you would agree the Pacers future does look bright even if SJAX is our 2?

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    He is good enough


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    I don't know about that. He is way to inconsistant to be counted on especially in the eastern conference where he has to go up against some tremendous scorers.Pierce, Carter, Wade,Hughes, Hamilton to name a few. I know some of them are more of swing man then true 2 guards but these are guys capable of dominating the perimeter in any given game and we just don't have that. We rely to much in our inside game even with Artest in our lineup. We have nobody on this team who can take a game over from the perimeter on a consistant basis. I think come playoff time thats important to have considering how teams usually up there defense especially in the interior where teams pack it in more and there are no easy inside layups or dunks.

    I like jackson off the bench, he provides energy, defense, its just I don't know yet if we can rely on him on a nightly basis as our starting two guard come playoff time.
    Well, he's the only guy we've been able to count on this series, and he has a ring as a starting 2 guard, so I'm not sure you can back that up with any real facts.

    We never won with Reggie, I'm more than happy to move the majority of the scoring to Ron and JO and take our chances with a streaky, but experienced and tough 2 guard. Jax can also go to the rim, which we've lacked at the 2 for years and years, even off the bench.

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    You just listed Magic Johnson as a SG...

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    You just listed Magic Johnson as a SG...
    His rookie year, he played SG, and Norm Nixon was the PG.

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    His rookie year, he played SG, and Norm Nixon was the PG.
    Almost positive that Magic was playing the point on offense by the playoffs (along with Center that one game) - They moved Nixon to SG.

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    Almost positive that Magic was playing the point on offense by the playoffs (along with Center that one game) - They moved Nixon to SG.
    They moved Magic all over the place because of injuries to Nixon and Kareem. they won the title playing him at CENTER. Doesn't mean I'm going to list him there.

    He was the SG for %95 of their season.

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    They moved Magic all over the place because of injuries to Nixon and Kareem. they won the title playing him at CENTER. Doesn't mean I'm going to list him there.

    He was the SG for %95 of their season.
    Just not the case.

    They moved Magic to point during the year, and he was solidly their starting Point Guard by the playoffs.

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    The NBA of the 1980s belonged to two teams: the Los Angeles
    Lakers and the Boston Celtics. The nine years, from 1980 through
    1988, these two teams won eight championships. Both Teams had a
    number of Hall-of-Fame players, but it was Magic Johnson and
    Larry Bird that highlighted their team's greatness. When they
    both entered the NBA in 1979, their teams immediately became
    contenders for the title for the next nine years. No other time
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    Earvin "Magic" Johnson was probably the finest all-round
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    The 23 year old Bird was an immediate superstar his first
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    Part of the problem was that L.A., already had a fine point guard
    in Norm Nixon. They would both start as guards with Nixon
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    It took Magic several years to develop a deadly outside shot.
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    I swear I remember that Magic was basically the Lakers' PG from the day he entered the league.
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    Do Shooting Guards win championships?
    I think just about every NBA champion has had a shooting guard. So, yes!

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    I think just about every NBA champion has had a shooting guard. So, yes!

    Damn.

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    Damn.

    Of course, just about every team that lost in The Finals also had a SG, so maybe my initial conclusion was premature.
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    Is this really taking place? Questioning whether or not SJax can be the Pacers starting SG if we want to win a championship. HE'S THE ONLY ONE WITH A STINKING RING!!!!

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    I think just about every NBA champion has had a shooting guard. So, yes!


    Every NBA Champion team has had fans too...

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    HE'S THE ONLY ONE WITH A STINKING RING!!!!
    And following in the great foot steps of Jay. How do you know what that ring smells like?

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    Because I've stood five feet away from it.....

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