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    Red face James Jones

    I think we miss him. I've been saying how good he can shoot since mid-season last year. Well, he displayed that ability again last night. I made a thread about loving Jack for his toughness. I think he is just too streaky. He's good half the time & horrific the other half. As he goes so does the team. Hence, the constant .500 dance we do. Tins has disrupted & cooled off AJ... again!! Back to my main point.
    J. Jones > Sarunas
    p.s. Good to see Cro play, he's got some heart left in him.
    1 - 2, Tinsley's coming for you.
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    5 - 6, He's gonna plead the 5th.
    7 - 8, He's gonna stay out late.




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    What a mistake in retrospect to let him go... If we only woulda known the things we know now. Well I guess we didn't know any better then.
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    Default Re: James Jones

    He's a one diminsional shooter. We have Granger and Peja, and at the time we thought Bender could possibly be back. He would have been at the end of the bench anyway. Consider it saved salary.

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    He's a one diminsional shooter. We have Granger and Peja, and at the time we thought Bender could possibly be back. He would have been at the end of the bench anyway. Consider it saved salary.
    I respect the oponion of all Pacer fans, but I see him as a young player that can put the ball in the basket with a tremendous upside. He also has the size to become a very good defender, among other things. Anyhow, it's spilled milk at this point.
    1 - 2, Tinsley's coming for you.
    3 - 4, You're not a team no more.
    5 - 6, He's gonna plead the 5th.
    7 - 8, He's gonna stay out late.




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    Default Re: James Jones

    I don't think he'd be getting the ball in position to shoot the way he does with Phoenix. It's a better situation for JJ than he had with Indiana.

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    Yeah, Tins had that find the right guy pass thing down. Too bad that was a few players and more than a few injuries ago.
    1 - 2, Tinsley's coming for you.
    3 - 4, You're not a team no more.
    5 - 6, He's gonna plead the 5th.
    7 - 8, He's gonna stay out late.




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    James Jones is a good shooter..but last night holds no indication on anything.

    Anyone can hit 3's when they are that wide open.

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    James Jones is a good shooter..but last night holds no indication on anything.

    Anyone can hit 3's when they are that wide open.
    James Jones hit alot off threes in a Pacers uniform last year. He was improving rapidly towards the end of the year. All I meant was he gave me a little reminder last night. I also had to point out our reason of letting him go was $. Now we have an ultra-generous payroll for the market size. Therefore, it is expected. Oh wait, I forgot we came up w/
    1 - 2, Tinsley's coming for you.
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    5 - 6, He's gonna plead the 5th.
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    $ to sign Saranus. I bet J. Jones could beat Saranus in a 3-point contest. He's younger, more athletic, & probably makes less. Plus, we have 4 PG's. Now, that means we went for a risk that looks bad. It may still turn out to be a good sign, but either Tins or AJ must go first. Saranus needs more playing time for that to happen. Saranus fan boys, please don't crucify me for saying Jones would win the 3-point match-up!
    1 - 2, Tinsley's coming for you.
    3 - 4, You're not a team no more.
    5 - 6, He's gonna plead the 5th.
    7 - 8, He's gonna stay out late.




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    James Jones would never play if we kept him. Now if we didnt sign Sarunas and kept Dale that would have been just great.

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    He's a one diminsional shooter. We have Granger and Peja, and at the time we thought Bender could possibly be back. He would have been at the end of the bench anyway. Consider it saved salary.
    Therein lies the foolishness and folly of management ever planning anything with Bender in the equation after the first couple of years. That is why when you make a mistake you have to move on. Acknowledge it, understand it, strive to not repeat it, and move forward.

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    You do realize that James Jones is only shooting 38% in 3's and 41% overall..

    He's going to be a pretty good player but you are severely over-rating him in terms of his shooting.

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    The thread is meant to compare the choice of resigning him or signing Saranus. I'm not over rating him. Just ask yourself would you want JJ, Saranus, or even DD as Jermaniac mentioned. I would of enjoyed him developing alongside Danny & Hulk. I realize it would most likley be a bench role. Yes, I do realize he isn't the basketball version of Chuck Norris. He did come in & hit 3's last year & would've continued that trend while improving.
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    If we had kep James Jones, you think we'd have Granger? Gosh that's such a hard choice of who I'd rather have....

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    I think we need Jasikevicius much more than we need a James Jones, I would not like to have had Gill play the 1400+ minutes that Sarunas has played so far this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bball
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    Therein lies the foolishness and folly of management ever planning anything with Bender in the equation after the first couple of years. That is why when you make a mistake you have to move on. Acknowledge it, understand it, strive to not repeat it, and move forward.

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    Then I have to ask a question directly to you. In your opinion, seeing how Sarunas has panned out at Point Guard or lack there of, would you keep going with him on the team, or move on?

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    Then I have to ask a question directly to you. In your opinion, seeing how Sarunas has panned out at Point Guard or lack there of, would you keep going with him on the team, or move on?
    First season in the NBA.

    Enough said.

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    First season in the NBA.

    Enough said.

    The Erick Dampier rule could always go into effect...

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    If we had kep James Jones, you think we'd have Granger? Gosh that's such a hard choice of who I'd rather have....
    I said things like "comming off the bench" & "devoloping alongside The Hulk & Granger". Nobody in the city would want to trade Granger. Are you suggesting we shouldn't have any 2, 3, or 4's on the entire team.
    Hey guys, we better get Yao to run the point & Boykins as our center!! I mean we can't have anybody near any position Granger might play!
    Hahahaha
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    The Erick Dampier rule could always go into effect...
    Erick Dampier is a piece of garbage. He has no passion for the game and doesn't have the desire to win like Runi has. I think Bird went out and got Runi for a reason and if we do keep him, it will be made clear in the next few seasons why we went out and got him. I think he's more than capable of running a team..he just plays no defense at all..which is expected from a 6'4 euro white guy. I really think he could be something great in this league at the PG position.

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    You do realize that James Jones is only shooting 38% in 3's and 41% overall..

    He's going to be a pretty good player but you are severely over-rating him in terms of his shooting.
    Moses, he was a quality guy on a team of thugs. A good solid person on a team that lacks personality.
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    The Erick Dampier rule could always go into effect...
    Dampier and Sarunas - apples and oranges.
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    We don't need James Jones, he would just add to a problem this team has always had - too many players, not enough minutes.

    We don't need 15 good players. We need 8 or 9 who will stay healthy the whole season. Let's aim for that next year.
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    I was speaking of the Erick Dampier rule in terms of a trade after the rookie season, not in talent comparison. Hah, that would be a total slap in the face to Sarunas to compare his ability to that of Erick Dampier.

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    We don't need James Jones, he would just add to a problem this team has always had - too many players, not enough minutes.

    We don't need 15 good players. We need 8 or 9 who will stay healthy the whole season. Let's aim for that next year.

    I'll drink to that!

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