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    Default Sporting News NBA preview, scouts take on the Pacers

    I purchased the Sporting news NBA preview and it had some interesting things to say about the Pacers. And I swear I did not write the comments about Foster.




    1) They picked the Pacers to win 60 games and be the best team in the east only behind the Spurs overall.

    2) Scouts take: "As well as Reggie Miller played last season, not having him will hurt the Pacers more in the locker room than on the court. This is a team that's as talented and deep as any team in the East, but their four main guys all can be a little knuckleheaded. J.O. likes to pretend to be mature, but then he'll do something immature. You're never quite sure when Tinsley and Jackson might lose their heads.

    Then there's Artest. I don't think the guys on his team trust him. He is one of the best players in the league, but you just know something will happen. And now, even if it's not anything big, it'll be blown up and turned into a distraction. I also could see there being issues between O'Neal and Artest.

    It's a good thing they have a strong coach in Carlisle, who is in the class with the league's best coaches.....Fred Jones is good enough to start in this league, but looks like he'll have to wait for that to happen on a regular basis.

    Jeff Foster's injury really hurt them last season. As long as he's healthy, he should be the starter. This is a guy who can dominate a game at times even though he's not a scorer. Another guy who gave them good production until he got hurt was David Harrison.

    3) Coaching analysis: Carlisle will have the most athletic lineup in team history. That, along with his increased trust in Tinsley, should allow Indiana to play at a faster pace. Don't expect a track meet, though, Carlisle will keep his hand on the offensive reins and try to maintain control of the tempo with a stingy halfcourt defense. Former assistant Brown implemented zone defenses on occassion, but his departure to the Cavs probably means the Pacers will use them less often.

    Carlisle drew criticism last season for being too forgiving about details such as timeliness and dress code. His low-key demeanor however, enables his players to maintain a levelheaded outlook.

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    Pretty good analysis. Before anyone calls it too , keep in mind when you break it down there are essentially two drastic ways this season will go, it's just a matter of which one you think it will be. That doesn't necessarily mean you're either a pessimist or an optimist, you can evaluate everything and just draw the best conclusion you can.

    In my case, I'm leaning slightly towards this guy's prediction vs the "it's all going to go down in flames" other outcome.

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    Default Re: Sporting News NBA preview, scouts take on the Pacers

    Who is Dacvis Garrison?

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    Who is Dacvis Garrison?
    He's that European guy we signed.

    He's got a little Jordan in him, with a bit of Stockton mixed with the dominance of Wilt.

    I'm going to cop my Dacvis jersey tomorrow when I get a chance.

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    He's that European guy we signed.

    He's got a little Jordan in him, with a bit of Stockton mixed with the dominance of Wilt.

    I'm going to cop my Dacvis jersey tomorrow when I get a chance.
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    Good Read... now will the season start allready..

    Not wanting to sound out of place, but seeing as I really enjoy what you post UB and it seems you pay for a lot of gear, maybe we should set up a trust fund for you and other suscribers so like when you share some goodies with the less fortunate net sufers then say when it's Forum Party all the guys that read and chipped in a couple bucks will buy you all a Pizza or a Jugga Beer..

    Just a thought, Thanks UB, did you buy the paper copy of the mag or was that writer just a tad slow....


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    Not before me!
    Already ahead of you guys..I'm wearin it right now!

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    Default Re: Sporting News NBA preview, scouts take on the Pacers

    In Cartman voice..."David Garrison....."

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    Buck you gotta spell David's name right man.
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    Default Re: Sporting News NBA preview, scouts take on the Pacers

    I always like it when anonymous voices are referenced. Who was criticizing Carlisle last year for being too forgiving with the dress code, etc? I can imagine a group of NBA watchers,"Yeah, his team overcame an unprecedented amount of adversity to make an improbable playoff run, but the lack of ties being worn at the airport is really going to cause problems in the long run!"

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    Default Re: Sporting News NBA preview, scouts take on the Pacers

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    I always like it when anonymous voices are referenced. Who was criticizing Carlisle last year for being too forgiving with the dress code, etc? I can imagine a group of NBA watchers,"Yeah, his team overcame an unprecedented amount of adversity to make an improbable playoff run, but the lack of ties being worn at the airport is really going to cause problems in the long run!"
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    Default Re: Sporting News NBA preview, scouts take on the Pacers

    Sounds good to me.

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    I know Reggie and Scot were always dressed nice. JO is usually in street clothes with a really long t-shirt and hat. Ronnie is usually wearing casual, not-to-professional-but-not-to-relaxed kind of stuff.

    They look like a normal team to me.

    EDIT: Dang it, I did it again. This is SoundAndFury, not hoopsforlife. I'm just on his computer. I guess I'm just boosting his post count.

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