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    Default If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why?

    Saw a post like this on RealGM and thought it was an interesting concept:

    If you could cross this roster with any other 1 team in the league, which team would it be, and who would you cut to keep the roster at 15?

    There are many teams that come to mind, but one that's sticking out right now is Sacramento.

    Drop Johnson and Anderson, pick up Bibby and Jackson

    Pollard and Brezec for Miller and Divac

    Bender for Stojackovic

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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    Okay, I'd combine the Pacers with Greenwood HS's team from long ago.

    I'd cut Brewer and pick up...








    MYSELF!!! :P

    Oh, you want a serious answer... we need shooting so I'd either pick the Kings so I could get Peja and Bobby Jackson or the Soncis so I could get Ray Allen and Brent Barry.

    I'd have no problem cutting Pollard and Brewer or James Jones to pull that off...
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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    I would combine with the Spurs.

    O'Neal
    Harrington
    Artest
    R. Miller
    Tinsley
    Foster
    Bender
    F. Jones

    Duncan
    Horry
    Bowen
    Ginobili
    Parker
    Rose
    Turkoglu

    Those would be my choices.

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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    Okay, I'd combine the Pacers with Greenwood HS's team from long ago.
    You just have a woodie for those men - ahhhhhhhh hahahaha.

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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    call me Mr. Obvious if you want, but I think an healthy trio of Shaq, Kobe, and Gary Payton would complement our guys quite well.

    Kobe-Reggie might create some chemistry issues, especially with Reggie's demotion to backup, but it might work out.

    The only problem is I wouldn't LIKE the team much anymore.

    If you want a very good team that I like, I can't do better than to add Duncan, Ginobili, Parker, and Turkoglu to the Pacer mix.

    Add those 4 and delete Kenny, Scot, Primoz, and Jamison and then we would do quite nicely.

    Adding in the Spurs stars probably means less legal issues as well.

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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    In the same vein lets do this. You are the coach. You have to combine the below two teams into one. You need to pick a fifteen man roster. You need an eight or nine man rotation, no more no less, and you need to name the starters. Your team is going to play a squad composed of San Antonio and Sacramento. I'm Danny Ainges, if you don't do it my way you won't be coaching!

    DALLAS
    Tariq Abdul-Wahad F-G 6-6 235
    Travis Best G 5-11 185
    Shawn Bradley C 7-6 275
    Marquis Daniels G 6-6 200
    Tony Delk G 6-2 189
    Michael Finley - C G-F 6-7 225
    Danny Fortson C 6-8 260
    Josh Howard F 6-7 210
    Antawn Jamison F 6-9 225
    Mamadou N'diaye C 7-0 255
    Eduardo Najera C 6-8 235
    Steve Nash - C G 6-3 195
    Dirk Nowitzki - C F-C 7-0 245
    Jon Stefansson G 6-5 200
    Antoine Walker F 6-9 245

    INDIANA
    Kenny Anderson G 6-1 168
    Ron Artest F 6-7 246
    Jonathan Bender F 7-0 219
    Jamison Brewer G 6-4 184
    Primoz Brezec F 7-1 252
    Austin Croshere F 6-10 242
    Jeff Foster C-F 6-11 242
    Al Harrington F 6-9 250
    Anthony Johnson G 6-3 190
    Fred Jones G 6-2 218
    James Jones F 6-8 215
    Reggie Miller G 6-7 195
    Jermaine O'Neal F-C 6-11 242
    Scot Pollard C-F 6-11 265
    Jamaal Tinsley G 6-3 195


    MY FIFTEEN

    STARTERS
    SF....Ron Artest
    PF....Dirk Nowitzki
    C.....Jermaine O'Neal
    SG...Michael Finley
    PG...Steve Nash

    ROTATION
    Al Harrington------both forward spots
    Antoine Walker----both forward spots
    Reggie Miller-------back up shooting guard and late game heroics
    Jamaal Tinsley-----back up point

    BENCH
    Antawn Jamison---any forward gets in foul touble he takes their spot
    Shawn Bradley----when a block shot is needed
    Jeff Foster---------when a rebound is needed
    Fred Jones---------when you need to defend a guard
    Scot Pollard--------to bang with the big boys
    Travis Best---------to guard the fast little guards and as a third point.

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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    Travis Best---------to guard the fast little guards and as a third point.
    If you bring Travis back I'm cheering for the combined Sacremento/ San Antonio team. I don't want another ulcer even if he is third string.
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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    Travis Best---------to guard the fast little guards and as a third point.
    If you bring Travis back I'm cheering for the combined Sacremento/ San Antonio team. I don't want another ulcer even if he is third string.

    Well, if you don't like it you'll have to pick your own team! <grin>

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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    Hicks

    Just to be different .............

    I'd go with Denver.

    I'd take

    Mello
    Camby
    Andersen
    Andre Miller
    Boykins
    White
    Nene

    I'd cut

    Primoz
    Pollard
    Anderson
    Johnson
    Freddie
    Brewer
    James Jones
    Croshere

    Foster - Camby

    O'Neal - Nene - Andersen

    Anthony - Harrington - Bender

    Artest - Reggie - White

    Andre Miller - Tinsley - Boykins

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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    How bout the T-Wolves?

    Starting five of
    Cassell
    Spree/Reggie
    Artest
    Garnette
    Oneal


    Or the Rockets?
    Starting five of:
    Francis
    Mobley/Reggie
    Artest
    Oneal
    Yao


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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    The three best big men in the game that aren't named Jermaine are Shaq, Garnett, and Duncan. I think you'd have to go with the Lakers, Wolves, or Spurs, just because you'd be so dominant inside. Of course, if we merged with the Lakers I'd have to stop watching my team.

    I'd probably go with the Spurs, and take Duncan, Ginobli, and Parker.

    Rotation:
    Duncan - Foster
    JO - Al
    Artest - Al
    Miller - Ginobli
    Tinsley - Parker

    Spot minutes:
    Nesto
    F.Jones
    Bowen

    But it would be fun to merge with the Wolves, as well:

    JO - Foster
    Garnett - Al
    Artest - Wally
    Sprewell - Reggie
    Cassell - Tinsley

    A smaller frontline, and IMO not as good a team. But pairing JO and a healthy Artest with Garnett or Duncan would be wicked.
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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    actually, i rather like the dallas suggestion. at first i thought the defense would suffer horribly, but on second thought, finley and nash are pretty decent individual defenders and would probably be an improvement defense-wise over miller and tinsley. nowitzki... well, he can score a bundle

    i wouldn't take walker though. i would just keep dirk, finley, nash, jamison, and delk from dallas. cut james jones, aj, kenny, brewer, and brezec.

    the san antonio suggestion is good too, probably the best other than getting healthy shaq and innocent kobe

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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    The Lakers, without a doubt:

    C - Shaq/Foster/Slava
    PF - JO/Malone/Bender
    SF - Artest/Al/George
    SG - Kobe/Reggie/Jones
    PG - Payton/Tinsley/Fisher


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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    PF - JO/Malone/Bender
    I laugh out loud whenever I see Bender's name and PF in the same sentence.

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    Default Re: If you could combine the Pacers with any other team, who would it be and why

    PF - JO/Malone/Bender
    I laugh out loud whenever I see Bender's name and PF in the same sentence.
    With that roster, it's by default. There's nobody better to plug in there, and more proven players play the other positions.

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