As a long time Pacer fan , I am now experiencing more frustration than I have since the days of when we had the riffleman and couldnt get to the playoffs.
This team is flawed in constuction, and is very void of talent. I understand Obie is trying to save his job and will play whomever he thinks gives us the best chance to win. As I said I understand this but do not think this is in the Pacers best interest. For basically the last three years we have been force fed the "wait to all the players get healthy" line . The bottom line with a completely healthy roster, and firing on all cylinders we are still not a playoff team in my opinion.
I know perverbial wisdom says dont make a reactionary move, but trying to fight and make the playoffs is not working and keeping us forever in the late lotery stage where drafting a star is an extreemly remote chance. If we lost to the Bucks last year then we, not them, would have had the opportunity to chose a potential; all-star like Brandon Jennings.
The purpose of this thread is not necessarly a debate on "tanking" which I dont agree with but trying to move either Ford/Duns/Murph/ for expirings/draft pick and play the youngsters like Price and Mc Bob to see what you got (by the way why did we even sign McBob , he never gets a chance to play)
The only way we can escape mediocrity is by having a high loterry pick, and being intelligent about the choice.
So my question is as a true fan can you root for your team to lose?