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    Default Summer League Wrap-Up.... closing thoughts on Summer League Players

    I didn't see this until today: http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/summer_central_2006.html

    Anyway, what are your thoughts on the individuals who played for our summer league? Do you want them on this team?

    The "Veterans"
    Danny and Harrison both played very well. Neither consistently dominated in terms of numbers, but then they didn't spend a ton of time on the court, either. Both looked solid and played well, and both displayed some new moves we haven't seen before (including an improved post game from Hulk, and an emerging one from Danny).

    The Rookies
    It's too soon to call White the steal of the draft, but I think we've got a keeper here. Despite what the Orlando guys said, I really everything I saw. Bird and Carlisle talked about what a competitor he was, and we saw it today. He played solid D all week, and his offense wasn't nearly as raw as it was made out to be. Definitely a keeper, and he's probably ready for some backup minutes this year.

    Williams was harder to tell. He did some nice things around the basket, but didn't put up huge numbers. I'd like to see him play more before I have a hard and fast opinion, but I think he's got the potential to be a very good player. He's not a 4 yet, even though we played him there, but with some extra time in the weight room it could happen. For now, he's best as a three. I'd like us to pick up another 3 if we trade Jack, but I'd like to see what he could do against real NBA players at a position he's actually ready for.

    The Free Agents
    This is what will get a lot of attention in this thread, I'm sure. Snap played very well (24 points in today's win), and Coppenrath wasn't nearly the stiff I took him for. Is there anybody else that you guys think could make the team?
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    I liked Snap as well but don't know where he would fit in unless we traded one of our PG's for a big

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    I just want to be able to post Oh Snap!!! in the game threads next year.

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    To bad Artest is gone or we would have snap, crackle, and pop.

    Hunter = Snap
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    White, looked really nice. I've had this feeling he was going to be good since we drafted him and maybe i'll be right.

    Snap looks decent but, seems like a turnover machine, the summer league game vs. Chicago he turned the ball over at least 5-6 times in the first half before I stopped watching. Maybe we should pass on him again this year.

    Williams looked okay but, does need some improvements I see White getting more minutes next year.

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    White looked terrific. He's big, quick, and athletic. He already plays adequate defense at the NBA level, and he's a good enough ball-handler to help out the PG. I could see him starting a few games this year. Jackson's always been good at coming off the bench, and White probably won't be looking for his own shots nearly as much. He had good assist numbers in the summer league.

    Snap can score but I don't think he has a future as an NBA point guard. Corey Harris looked like a much better floor general.

    Ricky Minard put up good scoring numbers.

    Harrison's scoring numbers were good but his rebounding was not.

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    shawne williams played in only one game. after that, he "tweaked" his hamstring

    not wanting to sound like bball, but is this guy the new bender? i can understand that the coaching staff may not want to risk him unnecessarily for summer league games (danny granger was held out last year too), but still...

    it's probably jumping to conclusions, but i'm afraid shawne might turn out to be another guy with a low threshold of pain

    james white looked great though. i expect he'll be part of the regular rotation.

    of the other guys, snap hunter looks the best. unfortunately, his position is loaded unless we trade some guys. damone brown is in the same boat. coppenrath is ok, plus his is a position of need. i guess he has the best chance of making the team (a la john edwards)

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    not wanting to sound like bball, but is this guy the new bender? i can understand that the coaching staff may not want to risk him unnecessarily for summer league games (danny granger was held out last year too), but still...
    He was the #17 in a weak draft. He's no Bender.
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    I didn't get a chance to see any of the summer league games, so I'm going on what I get from these posts.

    White can be a decent back-up for us, this year? I'm in favor of starting 'Quis, and a guy like White seems to be a perfect bench player as a rookie.

    Williams will need some time - but we knew that didn't we? Coming out, every one said, "if he had stayed in college, he'd be a lottery pick next year - this way he'll be a project for some one." So, I expect he'll see marginal minutes because we all know how Carlisle operates, and he'll be a good player in a year or two, which is fine by me.

    Snap and Coppenrath obviously impressed, and both have a shot at the final roster. I know there's a lot of love on here for Snap, and I wouldn't mind seeing him. But, do we need Coppenrath more?

    Like I said, this is all from what I can gather from the summer league posts, so it may not be 100% correct. Thoughts?
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    Snap and Coppenrath obviously impressed, and both have a shot at the final roster. I know there's a lot of love on here for Snap, and I wouldn't mind seeing him. But, do we need Coppenrath more?
    I wondered the same thing. I'd actually like to pick them both up. We've got room.
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    I wondered the same thing. I'd actually like to pick them both up. We've got room.
    You know, if I would have actually thought about that, I may have realized it.



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    Danny and David have shown a lot of improvement. I really like seeing David knock down those FTs

    Flight is S M O O T H. I didn't see too much of Shawne but he looked pretty decent out there when I did see him. Snap is just something else. I really like that guy!

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    Link to Pacer's Summer League Stats for the whole week:

    http://www.nba.com/media/magic/06slstats_pacers.pdf
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    Judging by the numbers I hink Coppenrath could be a decent 11th or 12th man brung in.
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    Coppenrath is the real deal, he would be a nice backup PF to JO (in a Croshere role).

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    I didn't get to watch Shawne, but I think Flight is going to be one heck of a player. He reminds me of Granger in that he appears to be a smart, hard-nosed rookie who is also blessed with athleticism and skill. I really like what I've seen of the kid so far.
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    Judging by the numbers I hink Coppenrath could be a decent 11th or 12th man brung in.
    He had 7 points and 4 rebounds per game in Summer League, stop fibbin.

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    I didn't like what I read about James White today in the Star:

    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...TS04/607150466

    White, who likes to question the calls with the officials
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    Oh he will fit right in

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    Whose this D.Brown guy?

    He averaged 10.8ppg/7.3rpg/1.3bpg/1spg/1.8 TOpg in 112 total minutes/28.9 mpg over 4 games.
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    I didn't like what I read about James White today in the Star:

    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...TS04/607150466



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    I watched 4 of the 5 games, and I didn't see that.
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    I watched 4 of the 5 games, and I didn't see that.
    I saw 3 of them and didn't see it...
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    Okay, but you don't seriously think Wells just typed that in for the fun of it, do you?

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    Whose this D.Brown guy?

    He averaged 10.8ppg/7.3rpg/1.3bpg/1spg/1.8 TOpg in 112 total minutes/28.9 mpg over 4 games.
    Damone Brown who is in all reality better than Coppenrath, but just doesn't play up to his ability.
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    Okay, but you don't seriously think Wells just typed that in for the fun of it, do you?
    Possibly.
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