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    If I had to guess...

    I think the Pacers have more mediocre veteran players in their rotation, who while they aren't that good, bring their mediocre play every night.
    Yep....and that as well.

    The best example? Troy Murphy is a much better player than a scrub like Josh Boone. Unfortunately, he's not that good either. He's mediocre, and it's illustrated by his being on a 30-something win team practically every year he's been in the league.

    In the NBA you either need to be really good or really bad. You don't want to be the "best" bad team (i.e. 13th pick in the draft), which is kind of where guys like Murphy lead you every year.

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    they have an easy schedule the rest of the way, maybe at the end (record) they won't look as bad compared to the pacers record


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    Their players are mostly slashers with few good jump shooters, and they have one of the worst benches in the NBA if not the worst.

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    Jay Z wants to move the team to Brooklyn and then they become relevant in the business that is the NBA!!!!

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    PG- Harris has sort of come around, but he had a major drop off from last year. Their backups are terrible. So their starter is moderately better than our options and their backups a bit worse. All in all, the Nets are slightly better here and we should obviously prefer Harris to any of our guys.
    SG- Lee has also sort of come around, but he started off hurt and was terrible. Our various options were hurt and terrible. So this is basically a trainwreck for both sides. I'd still probably take Lee over Rush but I don't think either are high quality players.
    SF- Granger is light years better than the various junk the Nets have here.
    PF- The Yi vs. McBob/Tyler question doesn't explain much since Murphy has played the lion's share of our minutes at PF and is obviously better than any of them.
    C- Lopez is better, but Hibbert is decent.

    So the Pacers are better because:
    1. In the places the Nets are better, the difference is less than in the places the Pacers are better.
    2. If you look at their best guys as a five man unit, the Pacers can at least throw out lineups where you have to guard everyone on the floor. In contrast, many of the Nets lineups feature guys who create 4 on 5 situations where opponents routinely ignore them and cheat against the better players, and guys who couldn't guard a folding chair.

    Another question would be... which Pacers players would improve the Nets?
    Granger, Murphy, Dunleavy, maybe Head?

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    Their players are mostly slashers with few good jump shooters, and they have one of the worst benches in the NBA if not the worst.
    Worst easily.

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    Another question would be... which Pacers players would improve the Nets?
    Granger, Murphy, Dunleavy, maybe Head?
    Dunleavy wouldn't improve any NBA team. Or even a D-League team.
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    They lack bench depth. They're really a team of 3 good players and everyone else.

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    they have a worse coach...........

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    they have a worse coach...........
    Hard to imagine that. IMHO, I can look at their roster understand why they're losing. Indiana...well...JOB has very bad people skills.

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    Lopez is better than Hibbert. Lee isn't better than Rush. Yi isn't better than Murphy, who is more important to us than Hans or McRob. Devan is a scorer who kills his offense, TJ 2.0. That's why Dallas wanted a washed up Kidd instead. In other words, they suck for a reason. Plus, we have more depth.
    I'm not sure I would call Kidd "washed up"...
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    I'm not sure I would call Kidd "washed up"...
    Neither would I. Jason's had a terrific season this year. Really bounced back from a couple of less than stellar seasons. He's improved his long-range game and averages almost 10 assists a night.

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    For a real answer ...

    The only guy they have that can consistently knock down a jumper is an oft-injured power forward.

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