I know the draft issue has been bandied about in other threads, but after scouring the net for any possible scrap of information I still have yet to hear any news on players the Pacers have even worked out. I remember a couple years ago Pacers.com was rife with pre -draft workout info, replete with pictures of John Salmons, Kareem Rush and Jiri Welsch et al, the year we ended up taking Freddie.
I have been on http://nbadraft.net/index.asp and www.draftcity.com plus hoopsworld.com which all have up to date minutia on foreign tournaments, private workouts, whose exercising with which trainer, blah blah. But, alas, not a scrap on who the Pacers even think will be available. I know Bird likes to be coy, but you can't really hide which guys you have in for workouts, can you?
I have read that Joey Graham has been a workout wonder, but he would seem to be a younger Artest (skillwise) with perhaps a better mid-range jumper. Sean May and Hakim Warrick, while both very intriguing, are best equipped to play power forward which is our strongest starting position.
I know a lot of people are on board with a trade or package with the pick for a veteran who can immediately help us. However, if those don't pan out and we're on the clock at 17, do we go for the best slasher/shooter available or is there going to be a situation where a Wayne Simian or other college forward is so much better than whats available that we take them anyway?