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    Default Re: Article on D.A. & some interesting quotes from DW: Pacers almost traded Saras

    I'm very surprised he revealed that he almost traded Sarunas. That's a very un-Walsh thing to say.

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    Default Re: Article on D.A. & some interesting quotes from DW: Pacers almost traded Saras

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    Yeah, Larry Brown would be perfect for a team full of young talent. Not! If there's a year to be lottery bound though, '07 wouldn't be so bad at all. That said, I don't see any way the Pacers miss the playoffs.
    If the Pacers just miss the playoffs, it still isn't good news. The first four teams to miss the playoffs, i.e., Nos. 11-14 in the lottery, each have less than a 1% chance of landing the first pick and less than a 3% chance at one of the top three picks.

    To get even as good as a 5% chance at Oden, the Pacers would have to be among the six worst teams in the league, i.e., they'd have to be worse than 24 other teams. Anyone think that's going to happen?

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_Draft_Lottery

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    Default Re: Article on D.A. & some interesting quotes from DW: Pacers almost traded Saras

    i would have been surprised if they traded sarunas, just because of the hype and investment for him.

    no way with Larry Brown. i say if he does coach again, he'll go to charlotte. it has a similar 'career closing full circle' theme that the Knicks had (given brown played at UNC and his first coaching job i believe was with Davidson. plus with jordan in the front office, the bobcats are probably going to start actually spending some money (gerald wallace is the highest paid at 5+ million a year...their big off-season acquisition: Othella Harrington) and the bobcats have young talent BUT the young talent they have don't really have histories of being trouble-makers.

    brown would inherit a team with young talent like: Emeka Okafur, Sean May, Adam Morrison, Alan Anderson (didn't play a significant role last year but he's from the four-year school of IZZO and i think could really blossom under brown).

    on the whole, he would be coaching a team with a lot of defensive talent and potential (a major brown requirement) and a lot of speed. offense needs improvement but larry isn't as picky about that. seems like a much better fit than a team needing an attitude adjustment with a number of veterans usually more interested in complaining than playing, say, defense.

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    as far as the lottery... we're not bad enough to be a lottery team. we're not guarenteed to not make the playoffs (we did it last year with an unstellar record). but we certainly don't go far and are nowhere near a championship.

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    Default Re: Article on D.A. & some interesting quotes from DW: Pacers almost traded Saras

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    JayRedd, perhaps you missed Walsh's trade window press conference. He said almost these exact same things.

    Wasn't happy with last year. Can't settle for just playoffs anymore. Looked at the Peja numbers and with Granger in the picture they didn't want to lock up the payroll and the SF position for 5-6 years.

    If you liked this stuff and didn't watch the presser yet, jump over to Pacers.com where I think they still have it. About 20 minutes and all as good as those comments (in terms of indicating their attitude about things).
    Didn't see that one...I'll look for it.

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    Default Re: Article on D.A. & some interesting quotes from DW: Pacers almost traded Saras

    An awful lot of "I" in that team.

    Is Larry doing anything?
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    An awful lot of "I" in that team.

    Is Larry doing anything?
    Long, lean, interchangable players sounds like a Walsh plan. Maybe that's really Bird's vision and DW got the idea from Bird back in 99 (when I first remember Walsh becoming publically enamored with the idea)... or maybe that's been his own dream all along and he's taking the reins.

    Hopefully Bird buys into it too and is what he wants... or else we're just wasting another year of what should be the next phase of the Pacers and should be Bird's team (vision).

    ....Or when Walsh retires (which is rumored to be sooner rather than later) do we hire a new GM and let Bird continue in an ornamental capacity as 'President'?

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    Wasn't this really Isiah's original idea Bball? As I recall it, he wanted to have long interchangable players.
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    Yeah too bad we haven't improved as much as the Wizards in the offseason
    Wiz - lost no one of signifigance, added OP, Songaila, Blatche will improve signifigantly, and will re sign JJ.

    Pacers - traded Croshere for Daniels, added Flight and Shawne, traded AJ for Armstrong and 2 players who will not make the roster, are banking everything on adding Al, lost Jones, lost Gill (I was on the bandwagon) lost Peja, am I missing something here?


    Luckily we had everyone healthy to make the playoffs last year
    not sure what u mean here
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    Wasn't this really Isiah's original idea Bball? As I recall it, he wanted to have long interchangable players.
    IIRC the idea was already in place (and if Bender was the first step in this then that was certainly before Isiah) before Isiah was hired. I think Isiah just followed the company line.

    Has he done anything (or said anything) similar since he was exiled to New York?

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    You may not have lost anyone, but if you guys seriously match the offer the Knicks gave Jeffries you lose.

    As for comparing the Pacers to the Wizards, its a moot point as far as I am concerned. The Wizards have done some very impressive things (and I am truly happy that my hometown can stop being the laughing stock of the NBA and NFL) but the Pacers have gone through arguably the wrost event in NBA history and also have not had a healthy roster in going on 3 years.

    To compare the two is the equivalent of comparing apples and oranges.

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    You may not have lost anyone, but if you guys seriously match the offer the Knicks gave Jeffries you lose.
    why is that? he was an intricate part of our team and this signing wouldn't put us above the LT. I don't see the problem.

    As for comparing the Pacers to the Wizards, its a moot point as far as I am concerned. The Wizards have done some very impressive things (and I am truly happy that my hometown can stop being the laughing stock of the NBA and NFL) but the Pacers have gone through arguably the wrost event in NBA history and also have not had a healthy roster in going on 3 years.

    To compare the two is the equivalent of comparing apples and oranges.
    I would agree with this, but i feel like 3 years is enuff pity time.

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    why is that? he was an intricate part of our team and this signing wouldn't put us above the LT. I don't see the problem.
    Are you serious? I live JJ, but he is getting overpaid. If we pick up another big name player (not sure what next years FA class looks like) I can already see the financial dimema.




    I would agree with this, but i feel like 3 years is enuff pity time.

    I dont care about the pity, just dont try to brag about your team having a better record then us considering we were about as stable as a drunken sailor. Thats like bragging you beat a Toyota Prius while riding in a Ferrari Spider

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    IIRC the idea was already in place (and if Bender was the first step in this then that was certainly before Isiah) before Isiah was hired. I think Isiah just followed the company line.

    Has he done anything (or said anything) similar since he was exiled to New York?

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    It appears that Isiah has had some form of brain damage since moving to New York. I think that the damage probably started when he got hired in Toronto.

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    Wiz - lost no one of signifigance, added OP, Songaila, Blatche will improve signifigantly, and will re sign JJ.
    Tells us when your team adds some defense...
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    Bball, what is your avatar? I've always wondered. A stadium or amphitheatre of some sort obviously?
    It's an amphitheatre at an area park.

    In pic is some of my equip at setup time. Mixing console is in the foreground, stage area in background.

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    Are you serious? I live JJ, but he is getting overpaid. If we pick up another big name player (not sure what next years FA class looks like) I can already see the financial dimema.
    Butler, Ramos, Ruffin, Booth, Blatch, and Taylor can all coem off the books next year and only Blatch and Butler should be resigned.

    Thats 12 mill+ off the books, plus the MLE, LLE and the raised cap.

    Only Butler and Blatche will need resigned
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    Tells us when your team adds some defense...
    What is Songaila? Swiss Cheese?
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    What is Songaila? Swiss Cheese?
    You think Songalia is going to ever slow down Lebron with the game on the line?

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    You think Songalia is going to ever slow down Lebron with the game on the line?
    Stop him - no.

    Slow him down - yes. He can block shots and help fill the lane.
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    What is Songaila? Swiss Cheese?
    I'm not a big fan of Swiss Cheese, but I always liked Songaila. I miss him already.

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    Stop him - no.

    Slow him down - yes. He can block shots and help fill the lane.
    Good luck with that. Hah

    You're kidding yourself. Songalia and his whopping .3 blocks per game in 21 minutes per game.

    He's a regular Ben Wallace!

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    I'm not a big fan of Swiss Cheese, but I always liked Songaila. I miss him already.
    Grace, you;ve seen him more than me. Can he really help out?

    Also why did the Bulls let him go? I know they added Wallace and Brown. But y not resign Darius and release Schensher?
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    Also why did the Bulls let him go? I know they added Wallace and Brown. But y not resign Darius and release Schensher?
    I think you answered your own question. As for why the hell Schenscher is still there you'll have to ask Pax.

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    I think you answered your own question. As for why the hell Schenscher is still there you'll have to ask Pax.
    ok i'll do that
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