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    Or, does Larry want 3 SFs?
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    He might be when Shawne will be NBA-ready?
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    Or, does Larry want 3 SFs?


    Pacers are going small

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    He might be when Shawne will be NBA-ready?
    Maybe in 2009, if the Pacers are lucky.

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    Pacers are going small
    Does that mean Carlisle is gone?

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    well if Freddie received an offer do you even have the money to pay Peja?
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    Default Re: So is Peja gone?

    Same words different thread...

    Did anybody other than me listen to the way Larry Bird worded his interview? He said something of the sort of Williams and Granger play the same position and can be interchanged with one another. Notice there was no mention of Peja there. Last I remember, Peja was the starter, not Granger (before playoff time that is)...

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    well if Freddie received an offer do you even have the money to pay Peja?
    That was just so we can match any offers made to Freddie.

    I think that "qualifying offer" just made him a restricted free agent but i'm not for sure. I know it has nothing to do with what we can offer Peja though, atleast I don't think it does.

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    Does that mean Carlisle is gone?


    Rick said they are going small

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    We really could have used some quickness on the perimeter......or playmaking at the point position assuming Tinsley is packing his bags. Either Marcus Williams, Kyle Lowery or Jordan Farmar would have been a better pick.

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    Why would Peja be gone just because the Pacers drafted a 20 year old forward? You all seriously think this kid is gonna come in and get big minutes right away? Puhlease.

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    I don't think Peja is gone, I think JO is gone! They are going to make them 4's not 3's. I don't care what Bird say's he's shopping JO.

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    I don't think Peja is gone, I think JO is gone! They are going to make them 4's not 3's. I don't care what Bird say's he's shopping JO.


    That is the first thing I thought after the draft pick

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    Noticed he also didn't say anything about JO!

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    Noticed he also didn't say anything about JO!


    No and I don't think JO was mentioned during the press conference either. (although I could have missed it)

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    No and I don't think JO was mentioned during the press conference either. (although I could have missed it)
    Yeah, they ask him about the JO rumors and he said "No, they were rumors, and we don't talk about rumors". That was right after they drafted Shawne.

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    The pacers can go alot of different ways with the versatility they have on this team. They can go big and I think be effective with

    SG-Granger
    Sf-Peja
    PF-Oneal
    C-Harrison

    they can go quick and small
    sg-Shawne Williams
    sf-Peja
    pf-Granger
    c-Oneal

    Granger,Steven Jackson,Williams and even Peja can all play at least two positions and in some cases play 3 positions.Maybe some of the above mentioned players will not be with us next season but reguardless were adding a team of versatile players who are quick and long.The NBA
    is all about mismatches and I think were starting to get the personel in place where teams may have to adjust to us.

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    Yes Peja is gone. The Pacers aint going to pay a 30 year old SF that cant guard anybody $12 million a year for the next 5 to 6 years. No matter how good of a shooter he is. His agent made it pretty clear they are wanting big bucks.

    We were very weak last year on our perimeter defense and it hurt us a lot. This draft really helps address that. Remember Josh Howard and Marquis Daniels back when they were rookies... they were on the floor a lot because of their defense, rebounding and athleticism. It will be the same here. And I cant wait to see Sarunas (playing point) coming off the bench with guys who want to run with him.

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    Until proven differently, Shawne Williams is about as much an NBA quality shooting guard as Jon Bender was. Williams looks to me like a small forward who can play a little power forward.

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    Yes Peja is gone. The Pacers aint going to pay a 30 year old SF that cant guard anybody $12 million a year for the next 5 to 6 years. No matter how good of a shooter he is. His agent made it pretty clear they are wanting big bucks.

    We were very weak last year on our perimeter defense and it hurt us a lot. This draft really helps address that. Remember Josh Howard and Marquis Daniels back when they were rookies... they were on the floor a lot because of their defense, rebounding and athleticism. It will be the same here. And I cant wait to see Sarunas (playing point) coming off the bench with guys who want to run with him.
    NObody is going to give Peja 12mill no way, 8mill and that will be us. Of course he is going to shop around and see his max but he will realize he isn't getting that much and come back to the pacers.

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    Yeah Williams is a SF in every sense of the word who can play a little PF. White on the other hand seems to be a SF who can play some SG.

    Personally I am very pleased with the direction this draft seems to be taking us.

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    NObody is going to give Peja 12mill no way, 8mill and that will be us. Of course he is going to shop around and see his max but he will realize he isn't getting that much and come back to the pacers.
    I think someone is going to offer him 10-12 million and I dont think the Pacers are going to match it. After this draft I will be very surprised if he is a Pacer next year. Don't get me wrong, I love Peja, he is one of the best shooters in the game. I just don't think the pacers want to pay him. Not with Granger waiting in the wings to become an all-star and the two players we just drafted.

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    Yes, Peja is gone. Danny will start at that position, and Williams will back him up, and we'll have to pray that it works well with so little experience there.
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    My questioned to those who think Peja will get big bucks, is what team that has the cap space to actually offer anything over the MLE, would want him?

    I know Chicago has cap space, but what would they want with Peja, and they have their own young players to pay when the time comes. They can't be throwing most of that around.

    What team with cap space has interest in a 30 year old SF? Most teams with cap space are looking to rebuild. You don't rebuild with 30 year olds.

    So, what team has the space, and interest to ofer Peja anything substancial? The only way I see him leaving for big bucks is a sign and trade.

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    This isn't even an insurance policy... I can't see this kid on the court for 3-4 seasons anyway.

    Good thing we don't need immediate help.

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    I don't think Peja is gone, I think JO is gone! They are going to make them 4's not 3's. I don't care what Bird say's he's shopping JO.
    Maybe Bird has waited until after the draft for a reason. Perhaps he's looking to get a high draft choice (along with a player or two) for NEXT year rather than this year. Maybe from a team that would have a decent chance of falling into the lottery... at least giving us a chance to get Oden or another very decent player.

    As for Peja, I don't think he's going anywhere. If indeed we are going small, Bird and Carlisle will want every shooter they can get there hands on, especially one that is capable of giving us minutes at 2, 3 or 4. Multi- position players will become even more important in a smaller offense.

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