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    Default If you had to pick one...

    Just for fun: Danger Granger or JO? Completely hypothetically speaking. One or the other -- who and why?

    I say Granger because he's got an attitude this teams needs. A good guy who plays with an enormous chip on his shoulder. J.O., in my opinion, doesn't have the same fire.

    Can somebody make this a public poll, please?

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    Jermaine because he is better.

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    Granger only because he's younger.

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    Default Re: If you had to pick one...

    I love Granger...but...JO is already an all-star starter and a 20-10 guy. That's what we're hoping Granger turns into. Guys, don't blame people that aren't the problem. Jermaine has never been the problem.

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    Ack! Private poll!

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    You're joking right?

    Choose between our only bona-fide star and a promising sophomore that isn't even guaranteed to start?

    It's like choosing between Kobe and Smush Parker.

    EDIT: except Smush started nearly every game last year, unlike Granger.
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    Default Re: If you had to pick one...

    Quote Originally Posted by Los Angeles View Post
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    You're joking right?

    Choose between our only bona-fide star and a promising sophomore that isn't even guaranteed to start?

    It's like choosing between Kobe and Smush Parker.

    EDIT: except Smush started nearly every game last year, unlike Granger.
    EXACTLY why it's fun. Although I'll humbly submit that Granger is way more promising that Smush Parker ever was.

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    Ack! Private poll!

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    JO by a mile.
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    EXACTLY why it's fun. Although I'll humbly submit that Granger is way more promising that Smush Parker ever was.
    Good point.

    So I guess my rant means I vote for JO.
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    I love Granger...but...JO is already an all-star starter and a 20-10 guy. That's what we're hoping Granger turns into. Guys, don't blame people that aren't the problem. Jermaine has never been the problem.
    Yeah but just because you are not a problem doesn't mean you are part of the solution. And IIRC Injuries and inconsistent starting lineups have been a major problem.

    I choose Granger, Younger, and really he showed up consistently for the playoffs last year. JO showed up for what 5 or 6 total quarters. Nah. Granger. Younger, and not a crippling contract. Not to mention hes not a limping injury.

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    He started 4 games and had 8 ppg and 5 rpg, he was also criticized by your boy Stephen for playing bad defense on Vince Carter.

    Consistent in the playoffs last year. Yes. Consistent.

    While Jermaine had 21 and 7.

    Ohh okay I see what you are talking about. Consistent in the playoffs.

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    Granger easily. JO is a washed up player who will decline the coming years, watch my words!

    And the offense is also stalling with JO in it, we need ball movement so Sarunas can really create some offense and shine.

    Maybe it's time we begin to say goodbye to JO while he still has some value!
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    Jermaine.

    He's proven and we've seen what he can do, but I still heart Danny.

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    lemme see, hard question.... do i choose a perennial all star at 28 and entering his prime or do i go with the unproven "upside" of a rook that can still not further develop and even if he does, is not a big man, but a sf

    is that really a question?
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    Just asking this question shows how much our fans over value Granger. I still question if Granger can cut it as a starter, and he's being compared to an all star.
    Seriously, I doubt if Granger is ever the player J.O. is now.

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    Default Re: If you had to pick one...

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    Seriously, I doubt if Granger is ever the player J.O. is now.
    Not to be a wise guy, but let's hope not. JO hasn't exactly been real impressive of late for a supposed franchise player.
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    Not to be a wise guy, but let's hope not. JO hasn't exactly been real impressive of late for a supposed franchise player.
    JO has been a good player, but he is just an average franchise player and not currently headed to the hall of fame. He has had the benefit of playing on a team with a deep bench and with better players like Reggie and Ron Artest over the years. This has kept us in the playoffs more than JO.

    Now, JO is obviously better than Granger right now...but he should be given his experience and paycheck. He is overpaid and makes 20 times what Granger makes. Granger is younger and clearly the better buy and would be the first player I would pick from the Pacers...considering all factors.

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    Default Re: If you had to pick one...

    Quote Originally Posted by flakcatcher View Post
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    I say Granger because he's got an attitude this teams needs. A good guy who plays with an enormous chip on his shoulder. J.O., in my opinion, doesn't have the same fire.

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    Default Re: If you had to pick one...

    This is pretty much asking "Should I stay home and sleep with my smoking hot fiancee who lets me drive her Mercedes or should I break up with her to go with my buddy to the PlayBoy Mansion and hope I can convince one of those Bunnies to come home with me."

    I love Granger. Kid will probably be pretty good. But why would you gamble on something that proably won't happen (Danny becoming All NBA) when you already have something that's a lot better than what most people have?

    JO may not be the best player in this League, and he is of course overpaid, but he's entering his athletic prime and has a pretty damn good pedigree behind him. And if you think our big problems are the flaws in JOs game, we're still a lot better off than 2/3 the other teams in this league.
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    JO may not be the best player in this League, and he is of course overpaid, but he's entering his athletic prime and has a pretty damn good pedigree behind him.
    It's not JOs fault because I think he represents the Pacers well, but 18million toward the team's cap is hard to swallow.
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    Granger because JO is one of the most overrated players in the NBA.

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    Default Re: If you had to pick one...

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    It's not JOs fault because I think he represents the Pacers well, but 18million toward the team's cap is hard to swallow.
    I hear ya...but if you look around the whole league there's maybe 10 guys who aren't on rookie deals that aren't overpaid.

    So, would you rather give JO $18 when he should be making $14 or overpay someone like Kurt Thomas with $8 per then hafta turn around and overpay Nene with $10 per then hafta turn around....

    I hate JO's cap number as much as anyone, but if you're going to overpay, it may as well be a few extra million for one bonafide All Star big man, then overpaying $2 million here and $3 million there for the role players you need to make for not having any true #1 guy.

    So in our optimal front court: we overpay JO, we get great value for Al, and we pretty much have Danny for free for two more seasons. That's a better situation than most franchises are in.

    I really don't think now is the time to "sell low" on Jermaine. Unless he gets severely injured, he'll still have lots of trade value after this year if we want to re-evaluate our future then and possibly move on. Until then, it's the JO Era.
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    Default Re: If you had to pick one...

    Jermaine by far. I can't believe Granger is winning this poll.

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    Granger because JO is one of the most overrated players in the NBA.
    Yes, Jermaine is overrated and overpaid, but he is still a much better player than Danny.

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