Is Change Coming To Indiana? It is never a good thing when your team's General Manager is traveling with the team this late in the season. Indiana GM David Morway decided to hang with the team for a few more games during this most recent road trip, which generally means management is trying to figure out who's the problem. Is it the players or is it the coach?
The Pacers are 6-12 on the season, but have dropped nine of their last 10 games. They still have two games before they reach the 20-game mark, but it looks as though the Pacers are considering a change and sources close to the situation believe it will be roster changes before it is bench changes.
The Pacers have just two ending contracts in Earl Watson ($2.8 million) and Travis Diener ($1.7 million) – neither will return anything of real value. Troy Murphy and Jeff Foster may be the most tradable assets; however both have hefty 2010 contracts with Murphy on the books for $11.9 million and Foster on the books for $6.5 million.
As the injury bug strikes around the league in December, these guys might become more valuable, but for teams looking towards 2010, both players may hit the cap too hard to be valuable today.
Don't be surprised to see Indiana make a push for a deal, it seems that's exactly what they are starting to size up