I've seen enough. I'm ready to award Anthony Johnson as the Pacers starting point guard for at least the rest of this season, and maybe for the next couple of seasons. I don't care if Tinsley comes back, I don't care if Tinsley gets healthy, stays healthy and plays well. AJ is the Pacers best player at that position. Yes I phrased that carefully and purposely.
Is Tinsley more talented than AJ, yes, but he is never healthy, and he won't fit into the Pacers current style. Tinsley likes to dominant the ball, he likes to make the scoring pass, he won't be effective or happy playing this style of quick ball movement.
Face it, this is the style most if not all of you want, so lets play the players who excel in this style. Players who are willing to move the ball, and players who can play well without the ball. Tinsley is horrible player without the ball. Tinsley simply cannot do that. Don't force him to try to do something he's not good at.
Tonight AJ was just great. For those of you who used to love to point out AJ's plus/minus, I dare you to look at what it was tonight. Whenever he went out of the game tonight the Pacers fell apart. He was the most valuable player without question. AJ may not be pretty, but he's effective and a lot better than most of you are willing to admit. Is he a point guard, Does it really matter, in this current style you don't need a classic point guard. You can't have it both ways. If you want to play this style you you have to play the players who are most effective in this style.
Let me make a few comments about the game tonight. The starters played well, but the bench struggled. Jax scored 30 point on 10 FG attempts, that is incredible.
Peja scored 6 huge point midway through the 4th that staved off one of the Warriors runs.
Peja is a lot better player than I thought. His floor game, rebounding, passing, and basketball IQ is just much better than I thought
Did you see Pietrus tonight, he was impressive, would have loved to have gotten him.