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    Default Now...This would be a reason to fire Bird (if it weren't 99% likely to be nonsense)

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/3...ockbuster-deal


    Larry Legend Preparing To Tear Pacers Apart With Blockbuster Deal
    by Jeff Ehman

    With the trade deadline quickly approaching, Larry Bird has gotten a clear direction from the Pacers ownership and the fans that he needs to tear the team completely apart this season. Beware Pacer fans, if Bird tears the team up, then you must realize that the entire NBA knows that you only have one bargaining chip and it is time to use it.

    The Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers are beginning to identify if there is a potential trade that can be made between the two teams. The Rockets have come together during a season in which they should have had more adversity due to the Yao injury last season. Plus, they are doing all of this without Tracy McGrady, so kudos to the Rockets. Now, the Rockets are identifying if they could make a run in the playoffs with a true team.

    The Pacers are considering sending their blue chip in Danny Granger along with Troy Murphy and Mike Dunleavy for Tracy McGrady, Brian Cook, and a future pick. The Rockets would be taking on salary for the 2010/11 season, but they are still uncertain as to the status of Yao. So, the move works not only short term, but also for the future.

    The Pacers ownership is in a no win situation. They want to win, but the team that they have built is unable to win. So, the fans are staying away. If the fans aren't buying the tickets, then they cannot continue to have this high priced talent. By doing the proposed trade, the Pacers are sacrificing their star player for the betterment of the organization.

    Starting lineup for the Pacers would be as follows:

    Dantay Jones - PG and Price/Watson/Ford - backups

    Brandon Rush - SG and Head - backup

    Tracy McGrady - SF

    Brian Cook - PF and Tyler Hansbrough - backup

    Roy Hibbert - C and Jones/Foster


    The Rockets recruit a great deal of depth and get a star player in Granger for many years to come.
    Some people at the www.espn.com boards are actually considering it. I would do this, AND ONLY DO THIS if it meant we could sign Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Kobe Bryant (iffy, because he is getting relatively old), or 2-3 good FAs this summer.

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    I heard Rick Adelman just signed onto Pacers Digest.
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    Since when did Dantay Jones become a point guard?

    This is absolute nonsense. Danny is worth a heck of a lot more than TMac and his expiring contract. And what all star free agents are going to come to a gutted Pacers team next year?

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    HA!
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    Default Re: Now...This would be a reason to fire Bird

    this is not going to happen. and who the hell is Jeff Ehman?

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    With Bleacherreport, anyone can now be a journalist with inside sources.

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    Default Re: Now...This would be a reason to fire Bird

    Here I thought it was early January and I find out it's April 1st.

    The guy is writing pure nonsense.

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    If this happens I will denounce my loyalty and fanship of this franchise!

    This is pure bunk, though! Nobody in their right mind would agree to this from a Pacers' POV.
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    i like the dun and murphy..............lets throw in t.j. and you got a deal!!!!

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    i like the dun and murphy..............lets throw in t.j. and you got a deal!!!!
    I agree. If you're gonna trade Granger, you absolutely have to move Ford. Murphy or Dunleavy are probably movable on their own?

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    It's probably twaddle, but...

    It would save about $34mm next year.

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    Lol. Talk about making an all out push for John Wall. But Count is right. The financial implications are huge. And with the Pacers hemorraghing money I dont think anything is a total impossibility.

    Seems highly unlikely. But who knows, maybe somewhere up in the Ivory Tower people are saying a choice has to be made. Trade Granger and become financially viable. Or move the franchise.

    Now that becomes a doosie.

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    I agree. If you're gonna trade Granger, you absolutely have to move Ford. Murphy or Dunleavy are probably movable on their own?
    noooo nnooooo i mean swap danny for t.j. im not saying trade danny..........

    dun, murph and t.j. for mcgrady, cook and a rockets bumper sticker..........the bumper sticker is a deal breaker........gotta have it
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    noooo nnooooo i mean swap danny for t.j. im not saying trade danny..........

    dun, murph and t.j. for mcgrady, cardinal and a rockets bumper sticker..........the bumper sticker is a deal breaker........gotta have it
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    Lol. Talk about making an all out push for John Wall. But Count is right. The financial implications are huge. And with the Pacers hemorraghing money I dont think anything is a total impossibility.

    Seems highly unlikely. But who knows, maybe somewhere up in the Ivory Tower people are saying a choice has to be made. Trade Granger and become financially viable. Or move the franchise.

    Now that becomes a doosie.
    i would highly consider being a rockets fan

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    If this happens I will denounce my loyalty and fanship of this franchise!

    This is pure bunk, though! Nobody in their right mind would agree to this from a Pacers' POV.
    I never thought there was anything the Pacers could do to make me stop being a fan of them, but I think this would do it. If they honestly went through with a deal like this, I just don't think I could root for them anymore, I'd probably just stop following the NBA all together.

    That being said, theres no way the Pacers would consider a deal like this...I hope.

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    LMAO...wife is looking at me crazy now, thanks.

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    Default Re: Now...This would be a reason to fire Bird

    yeah right, this is completely false.

    I don't even know what to say, it's not even worth discussing.

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    It's probably twaddle, but...

    It would save about $34mm next year.
    Is that with or without the property damage I would be inflicting?

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    I just threw up

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    Is that with or without the property damage I would be inflicting?
    They would need every penny after the fans revolt.

    Seriously, if they were to make a trade like this, I honestly believe the other team would have more fans at Conseco than the Pacers.

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    Default Re: Now...This would be a reason to fire Bird (if it weren't 99% likely to be nonsense)

    Thanks for the thread title edit, lol. I should have considered the source before posting this.

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    Is that with or without the property damage I would be inflicting?
    Hey, what can I say? I don't want this to happen, but I'd rather have this happen than see the team leave the city.

    Now, I would normally think that everyone in the Pacers organization would consider this a non-starter. It accelerates the finances by the year, but leaves the team needing two players, instead of just somebody to pair with Danny.

    However, I have no idea how dire the financial straits are, so I can't say that this is an impossibility.

    However, I seriously doubt that a story like this gets broken by bleacher report.

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    Heh. No need to get excited, it's not real.

    I can believe that we're trying to get TMac, but there's no way his asking price is that high. They'd do the deal tomorrow if we included a player like Roy, let alone Granger.
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    Default Re: Now...This would be a reason to fire Bird

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    Hey, what can I say? I don't want this to happen, but I'd rather have this happen than see the team leave the city.

    Now, I would normally think that everyone in the Pacers organization would consider this a non-starter. It accelerates the finances by the year, but leaves the team needing two players, instead of just somebody to pair with Danny.

    However, I have no idea how dire the financial straits are, so I can't say that this is an impossibility.

    However, I seriously doubt that a story like this gets broken by bleacher report.
    How do you expect the team to make money when the fans see the organization caring more about money than winning? I think this sort of move would only make it that much more likely that they would move.

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