There has been a lot of discussion lately about past Pacers trades. So I thought it would be fun to have a thread discussing your favorite Pacers trade and the trade you hated the most. I'd really like to discuss what you thought at the time the trade was made. Did you like the trade at the time
Let me list some of the big trades in the last dozen years or so.
Detlef for McKey
Person and Michael Williams for Sam Mitchell and Pooh Richardson
Antonio Davis for Bender
Brad Miller and Mercer for Pollard, Danny Ferry
Dale Davis for J.O
Al Harrington for Jackson
Jalen Rose and Best for Ollie, Mercer, Brad Miller, and Artest
Malik Sealy and Piatkowski for Mark Jackson (was that the trade)
What did we give up to get Foster. Was it Vontiego Cummings and a future draft pick.
Herb Wiliams for Detlef
Tisdale for Tank and Wittman.
How did we get Jalen Rose. I forget.
Well I think that is enough.
My favorite without question was the Jalen for Brad Miller and Artest. When that trade became official that was a great day. There were no doubts in my mind that it was the right trade at the right time.
The trade I hated the most at the time was not Detlef for Mckey, I liked that trade. The trade I hated the most was the Antonio for Bender trade. I loved having two Davis' and I've never liked trading an established player for a player straight from HS, especially when the Pacers were close to a championship. Of course some 6 years later the trade has not worked out, but regardles of that, at the time I did not like that trade.
Peck, you can only choose one (no you can choose as many as you want). Let me say this about the Dale Davis trade. That was the most shocking. I remember where I was when I heard it. In a hotel room at Cedar Point and I heard it while watching CNN Headline News channel. It was a short blurb and I was not really paying attention to the TV, but I heard something about DD traded and I heard the name of Jermaine O'Neal. I hated to see DD traded, but I really wanted J.O. He was a guy who from what I saw from his limited time at Portland, I thought he was going to be a very good player.
That trade was never rumored, although there were some rumors of the Pacers having some interest in J.O.