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    Default Croshere returning

    http://my.nba.com/thread.jspa?threadID=5700021506


    what do you all think?

    I am glad he is coming back.. I have always liked Croshere...I think he will help out GREATLY in the post and defense wise..
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    I don't like the logjam with 17 players.. it has me weary...


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    Uh-oh. Better keep him and Foster separated off the court. Or at least out of public restrooms together.

    Seriously, though, I'd be fine with bringing back Austin, minus that albatross contract.

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    See Larry Bird press conference thread

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    I have always liked Croshere...I think he will help out GREATLY in the post and defense wise..
    Um, what?

    Cro's a good guy and I'd love him as a 15th man, but if there's two things he DOESN'T bring to the table it's defense and post offense.
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    He is here for training camp, doubt he will make the final roster...
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    You know... Cro and OBrien might be a decent fit. Although maybe for Cro it is a few years too late.

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    He is here for training camp, doubt he will make the final roster...
    Cro will beat out McBob if he doesn't get traded.

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    Austin was always a fan favorite, let alone a favorite of mine. His autograph was the first Pacers player's autograph I ever got during his rookie year.

    He could be a good fit, but our roster is stacked. I say let Baston and McBob go. LOL

    I'm excited to see him back.

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    Seems like I've read this conversation somewhere else.

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    If Cro comes into training camp and outplays the competition to earn a
    roster spot, then congratulations and all the power to him...by all means.

    I wouldn't want him to just be handed a spot because he is known as a
    "fan favorite" though.

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    If Cro comes into training camp and outplays the competition to earn a
    roster spot, then congratulations and all the power to him...by all means.

    I wouldn't want him to just be handed a spot because he is known as a
    "fan favorite" though.
    Thank you a thousand times.

    I'm not really in favor of Austin comming back just for PR sake, but if he can really earn his roster spot, then fine. I just get the feeling he will be handed a roster spot and the things some of you tout as good reasons to bring him back... I just don't see.
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    Um, what?

    Cro's a good guy and I'd love him as a 15th man, but if there's two things he DOESN'T bring to the table it's defense and post offense.
    I'm excited to see his high flying dunks and no look passes back in a Pacers uniform. Get some excitement going in Conseco again.




    Cro will beat out McBob if he doesn't get traded.


    Let's say you had a deal brewing and let's say that might mean you'll need to add a touch of depth to one of the positions going out the door in the deal, you might want to get an old favorite of yours that plays that position back in camp just to make sure your PF depth doesn't get too thin.
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    I can see this scenario taking place.

    Some have said that Croshere has maintained a residence in Indpls, even though he has been gone a couple years, and is a California guy. This tells me he has a fond feeling for the city, and for the team he was a part of for nine years.

    With that in mind:

    Croshere is signed to a minimum contract by the Pacers. This allows him to then announce his retirement as an Indiana Pacer.

    Something tells me it would be meaningful to him to be able to do that.

    Perhaps he would then be hired by the team in some front office capacity, or as an assistant coach.

    Just a thought.

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    Croshere is signed to a minimum contract by the Pacers. This allows him to then announce his retirement as an Indiana Pacer.
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    I'd take him over McRoberts because I have no faith in him, but that still makes it Cro vs. Maceo. I could take either one. Sentimentality makes me lean Croshere, though.

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    I like Tom White's idea best. Giving Croshere a Pacers' retirement might be a classy thing for the Pacers' organization to do. He did have some good games with the Pacers back in the last millenium.

    The difference between Croshere, McRoberts and Baston as our third-string power forward in the new season isn't significant.


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    .I think he will help out GREATLY in the post and defense wise..


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    Everybody is talking, though, like the dude's 40 or something. He's only 33/4.

    Its not impossible he can still play.

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    Not a fan of Croshere. Every game I watched that he did well, I secretly hoped other teams would see it and want to trade for him. Every game he sucked it up, my dreams were haunted by bad baseline jabsteps.

    I appreciate his services for our team, but like Baby Al, he's an ex I don't want back in my life.

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    I'd like to have Croshere back.

    He could turn into a poor man's P.J Brown and get a key rebound at the end of games. Or hit a big shot.

    Or not.
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    The Pacers do need to make some PR moves. I am sorry but our 15th spot isnt going to mean much on the court. Jim is going to play a 9 man rotation and that puts Cro a few players back. If we can make fans happy with the move why not.

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    Everybody is talking, though, like the dude's 40 or something. He's only 33/4.

    Its not impossible he can still play.
    He's got a non-guaranteed offer to attend training camp. That means nobody else in the league was willing to sign him for the veteran's minimum.

    Heck, even WE weren't willing to sign him to the veteran's minimum... we're making him try out against McBob. If he doesn't catch on with us, he's out of the league. Nobody else wants him.

    It's not that he's old and washed up, it's that he was never really that great anyway. And he hasn't improved in the last 10 years, so he's not going to suddenly improve from now on out. Most teams would rather get a guy with some upside in a 15th man.
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    croshere's a "fan favorite"? wow. i always hated the guy...

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    We could probably use him...although he is a bit duplicative. I think he's slightly better on defense as compared to Murphy...so he's not going to shore that up. But you never know with injuries. If Murphy goes down, he could step right in and produce...where McBob might be a total bust. If there is a good chance McBob can bring a similar game, then you keep McBob. Otherwise, bye bye Josh...

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    I can see this scenario taking place.

    Some have said that Croshere has maintained a residence in Indpls, even though he has been gone a couple years, and is a California guy. This tells me he has a fond feeling for the city, and for the team he was a part of for nine years.

    With that in mind:

    Croshere is signed to a minimum contract by the Pacers. This allows him to then announce his retirement as an Indiana Pacer.

    Something tells me it would be meaningful to him to be able to do that.

    Perhaps he would then be hired by the team in some front office capacity, or as an assistant coach.

    Just a thought.
    I'd like to see him back and I don't think your retirement idea is at all out of the question.
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    He's got a non-guaranteed offer to attend training camp. That means nobody else in the league was willing to sign him for the veteran's minimum.

    Heck, even WE weren't willing to sign him to the veteran's minimum... we're making him try out against McBob. If he doesn't catch on with us, he's out of the league. Nobody else wants him.

    It's not that he's old and washed up, it's that he was never really that great anyway. And he hasn't improved in the last 10 years, so he's not going to suddenly improve from now on out. Most teams would rather get a guy with some upside in a 15th man.

    I think I agree with what you said.

    I don't think he's clearly worse than Baston and McBob, though, and if he beats those two guys out, where does that leave him? #4 PF?

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