Basically, what Miami and Detroit have/are planning to do this offseason dwarfs us picking up Sarunas.
Detroit gets sooo much better with Dale. That was the only weakness Detroit displayed, no depth. Now with Dale they have an excellent defender to back up rasheed/big ben.
Now...we have no depth (big guys) and our starting lineup doesn't compare to detroit or miamis.
I am a diehard pacer fan, this just saddens me. This is not our year to win a title. If we can trade AJ for a SOLID center/PF then MAYBE there is hope. But we have to do SOMETHING.
Foster is not going to do anything this year. Pollard will be injured. We will be so screwed at center it's going to be ridiculous. Expect JO to play a lot more C this year. Also, expect Croshere to get a lot of minutes. Yeah that's right Croshere.
Actually i'm going to come out and say it. The only way we get into the ECF this year is if we have a healthy bender or make a trade (one which we don't lose any starters) for a very solid big guy.
I expect Miami to go to the finals this year. If they get Finley it's as close to automatic as you can get in this league.
All those "chemistry" issues are ridiculous. Anyone likes winning and i'm pretty sure Shaq is easily the best teammate in the league.
With detroit we've got the same team with Dale...and possibly Spreewell. Ouch.