I don't have any bias I just think he is average at best and know he will be gone soon so no reason to get worked up every game about how much time he gets and then celebrate when he does something positive after the other team stopped caring.
If he was "freakin awesome" every time he played he would be playing for someone else, and If your not from Indiana and could care less about Josh it gets unbelievability old reading post after post on how McRoberts gets abused and misused by JOB and the Pacers.
sounds fishy, but whatever. I was a fan of neither of them until they joined the Pacers. All I know is whenever Josh plays, he plays well. If you think he is a scrub I just have to wonder if you have preconceptions.
Why on earth would that sound fishy were on a internet chat board why would I need to lie about if I liked a college team or not, I would think Josh is mediocre if I liked Maryland, Kansas, UCLA, UCONN, Florida or Purdue?
What are the Blazers and Pacers FO's agendas on not playing Josh and why hasn't the other 28 teams swooped in and made a offer for the boy wonder?
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And the walls came tumbling down.....
Its official, they are mailing it in.
To me, this game was the jump off the cliff. Really selfish play. Danny scored 30 with no assists. That's starting to be a pattern. TJ dribbles for 14 seconds hands off to Earl to dribble for 9 seconds force a bad shot. Sloppy defense, selfish offense. Really the jump the shark game for me. I know none of this is new, but it seem to come together in a perfect coaching, playing crap storm last night.
I could go on with examples, but why bother.
It would have been worse, if Portland played with more force and effort, alot worse. Portland played below par and still drilled them.
I'm not frustrated or mad, just an observation.
I hope AJ Price and McBob play 40 minutes a night from here out, at least they are going to try to play ball as a team.
Oh ya, on a side note, sucks that the ill fitted offense made Dunleavy miss shot after shot and become a defensive turnstyle. Darn it, run those back cuts so he can SHINE.
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pacers have had the most trouvble this season with teams that play a very aggressive and physical style of defense. Blazers, Heat, Bobcats - teams can take us out of our offense and then we have nothing.
Portland Pace 87.7, Pace Rank 30, Defensive Rating 107.0, Rank 17
(Worse than we are on defense statistically despite being clearly superior to us defensively. Who'd a thunk it?)
Miami Pace 90.4, Pace Rank 28, Defensive Rating 104.8, Rank 10
Charlotte Pace 90.6, Pace Rank 27, Defensive Rating 103.4, Rank 6
Slower pace frustrates us offensively when the opposition dictates the slow tempo, which all three of these successful teams and their coaches plainly do as a matter of basic strategy.
Detroit is the outlier at a 29 pace rank that currently is about as effective as we actually are defensively. K-Stat, care to verify this?
I have a Pacer schedule published by the Star hanging above the puter where it plainly states the Portland game March the 5 with a BtB on the 6th at Phoenix. I was astounded when I saw there was a game last night when looking at the box scores this morning. It's one of the few games I didn't view this season. Was there a game day change or an error by the Star?There is a game on the 6th at Phoenix, right?
I wish that I could avoid them, but we have so many of them its impossible to do! And I find It amazing how he can't do wrong here but nobody else in the league wants him.
Whats going to happen when he becomes a FA and nobody signs him or he is the last man on another teams bench, who's going be holding him back then and when will the time come where reality sets in and people get past where he's from and are forced to realize he is what he is and its an end of the bench player.
I really don't think anyone feels he's starter material, but they feel he might have the ability to be a good rotational player. Look at it in this light, they are just asking that he get an opportunity to prove you right or wrong. This season is a bust, so what's wrong with giving him the minutes? Why not let him play the 4 instead of putting Dunleavy and DJ at the 4 where they aren't qualified to play? They are just wanting to findout if he's got the ability to be a good rotational player.
I was a staunch Graham supporter, and was upset in 07-08 when he'd have a good game then wouldn't get any PT for games afterwards. Last year he got minutes, and he wasn't as good as I had hoped, but at least he had the opportunity for the Graham fans to find out. That's basically what McBob supporters are asking for... time to see if he can be worth keeping and contributing in the future. You notice Graham's gone, and the same will be with McBob if he isn't a quality keeper.
I was just watching this game (awful game by the Pacers, probably the worst of the season just a couple of days after having probably the most enjoyable one, which is weird) with the Blazers feed - did anyone notice the Blazers announcers hinting that Greg Oden would be back soon and will be playing in the play-offs? Somewhere in the 3rd quarter? I was surprised, I hadn't read about this anywhere, but they were clearly spilling the beans on this. I think Oden will never live up to the expectations but I also believe he's already a very good player. Not exactly the dominant presence he could be if he was a bit quicker moving his feet though - I hope the Blazers work him very hard in that aspect of the game this Summer. Still, I'm expecting Oden to make a few All-D teams and be a top-5 rebounder in the league and an extremely efficient scorer/garbage man offensively for his career.