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    Team Needs: Shooters, backcourt depth

    The Pacers have featured one of the deepest rosters for the past few seasons. That depth was certainly tested during the aftermath of the infamous Brawl. Had they been at full strength for the entire season, they would’ve challenged Miami and Detroit for the Eastern Conference crown. Next season will be highlighted (for better or worse) by the return of Ron Artest. If Artest can keep his cool (the standard caveat for any Artest statement), the Pacers will enjoy the services of one of the league’s best defenders. However, don’t be surprised to see Indiana ship Artest and all of his accompanying baggage for 50-cents on the dollar to some team looking to make a splash (i.e. New York or Memphis) in exchange for some shooting help. With Reggie Miller (the greatest Pacer of all-time) deciding to hang it up, the Pacers will need to find another player or two who can knock down an open three. Preferably, they would like one of those shooters to be able to fill in at the point guard position, as well. They own the 17 th pick in the draft and are enamored with Reggie Miller clone Francisco Garcia. They could also look to select a tough-as-nails small forward if they decide to part ways with Artest (Joey Graham comes to mind, if he falls to them) or draft a backup point guard with 3-point range (possibly Monta Ellis, if he’s still on the board). If Salim Stoudamire is still on the board when Indiana picks again at 46, he would be a terrific selection.
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    Shooting help? From the Knicks?

    Don't think this guy watched any of our games last year - other than TT on some days, Artest is a better outside shooter than anyone we have (and no, I no longer consider Allan Houston a Knick - he's just a guy who gets big checks).

    Unless he's talking about KT from 15 feet.
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    I totally agree on "reggie clone Francisco Garcia"... but even better...think of Reggie, with a 40"+ inch vertical leap and incredible Defense... there u have Francisco

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    I totally agree on "reggie clone Francisco Garcia"... but even better...think of Reggie, with a 40"+ inch vertical leap and incredible Defense... there u have Francisco
    I thought Reggie had all those?
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    I thought Reggie had all those?


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    Thanks, I had a great time in North Carolina and in Florida. I'd been planning those trips for over a year. I caught two sharks both around 40lbs. One was a lemon and the other a blacktip. I'll see if I can't load the pics.
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    Thanks, I had a great time in North Carolina and in Florida. I'd been planning those trips for over a year. I caught two sharks both around 40lbs. One was a lemon and the other a blacktip. I'll see if I can't load the pics.

    Sounds like it was a hell of a trip. Happy belated birthday BTW.

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    Sounds like it was a hell of a trip. Happy belated birthday BTW.
    Once again thanks. It was definitely one worth remembering except the fact that in 2 weeks I drove 3200 miles!!!
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    Gracia has a 40 inch vertical? Was someone just being facetious?
    I know Garcia is probably a better defender than Reggie and is a better ball handler and assist man. He would be a good pick.


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    Gracia has a 40 inch vertical? Was someone just being facetious?
    I know Garcia is probably a better defender than Reggie and is a better ball handler and assist man. He would be a good pick.


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    According to the Chicago combine results it's 31.5".

    He did good on agility, just fair in sprinting (which I consider not very relevant for the NBA anyway).
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    We are so ****ing deep (pardon my french ), so yeah let's do the most logical thing and trade Ron for what will likely be one dimensional shooter.

    I mean offcourse the idea of trading some of that depth, which has increased it's trade value this past season is a ridiculous idea, not even mentioning this part in the article:
    the Pacers will need to find another player or two who can knock down an open three. Preferably, they would like one of those shooters to be able to fill in at the point guard position
    yup, we would get even deeper and what happens with Tinsley than?????

    If something like that happens ... let's say I'm going to be very, very, VERY unhappy this summer ... too put it mildly.

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    I thought Reggie had all those?

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    According to the Chicago combine results it's 31.5".

    He did good on agility, just fair in sprinting (which I consider not very relevant for the NBA anyway).
    Ok was it a standing vertical leap or sprinting vertical leap? If its standing then its a big difference... me example have 31" vert Standing... 39" sprinting... And sometimes when im really warmed up well, i can get to 41" inch... So i mean, if Francisco´s 31.5" inch is his Sprinting vertical leap it means that his standing must be 23-25"? LOL?

    I watched a game of his live 3 months ago... and i cant forget what he did.. It was a NCAA tournament, Lousville vs Washington... he was the leading scorer and had like 5 blocks i think... Anyways, he blocked his last shot in the last minutes of the game and he was so high in air that his head bumped the rim almost.. they showed it on Replay and an Announcer said something like: "Francisco is an outstanding leaper, according to Francisco.. he have a 32" inch standing vertical leap and 40"+ Running"...

    One more thing.. look at Garcia on the right side, hell... he wasnt even that high this time, but i think u get the point... The only time Reggie has been this high in air was in his Private Jet Plane...

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    One more thing.. look at Garcia on the right side, hell... he wasnt even that high this time, but i think u get the point... The only time Reggie has been this high in air was in his Private Jet Plane...

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