************* I LIKE Al Harrington***********
I do not want him back unless JO is on the block.
I do not want JO playing the 5 because I have ZERO faith that RC is going to go to an up tempo game and if JO plays a traditional 5, then he gets beat up, breaks down, and misses a third of the season only to return in time to be out of shape for the PO's. And yes, With Al we make the PO's but that is about it.
IMO, JO to the 5 means Jeff is on the table which I think needs to be done anyway. I like Jeff's hustle but his back is pulling a Pollard and it is time to cut bait while he still has some trade value.
I'm hugely disappointed in DH. I had predicted that he'd be our starting 5 by last Christmas...how wrong I was. I'm ready to unload him too. His Jacksonian attitude toward the refs and his unwillingness to alter that attitude (to help the team) makes him expendable.
Scott Polaard is probably gone and in one sense that is a huge shame. The guy was a leader from the bench. He may not have played well and he may have been hurt 90% of the time, but he was the cheerleader on the bench and could play an Armstrong like veteran leadership role currently being vacated by Croshere's trade. (No more than vet min for him tho)
Do TPTB actually not hear the crowd or have they some grand scheme that I cannot see? Again, IMO, until they either get rid of Jackson or Jackson shows a 180 degree turnabout in his in-game actions, the crowd will continue to boo and will continue to dwindle. You can make up any excuse you want for Jackson's (and Tinsley's for that matter) lack of acceptence by the citizens of Indy but the fact remains...play hard and REPRESENT WITH DIGNITY and this city will love you...don't and the whole organization will suffer.
Again this year we seem to be hanging alot of hope on turnarounds by Tinsley and Jackson. Tinsley in health, heart, and brains. That is expecting alot of change in one person in one summers time...and then there is the need for a change Jackson's attitude. That's an awful lot to pray for.
Thankfully there is a long time between now and camp and anything CAN happen.