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    Does anyone else think that Roy has the potential to be the vocal leader of this team as he gains more experience and confidence? He is always the first guy up off the bench congratulating team mates and giving high fives. It seems to me his personality is better suited to this role than Danny's.

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    He certainly seems to be more emotional and motivated than a lot of the other guys. On the other hand, he does stupid stuff like what happened in Phoenix last night. I know some of you will say you supported it because he was sticking up for Earl, but there's a right and a wrong way to stick up for somebody.

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    Yeah, but it would be better if someone were to change his birth certificate two another two years older. I think a lot of players tune out a vocal young guy. Then again, in our situation I think the players will rally around anyone.

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    Between my observations and Mike Well's comments, I think he will be as he becomes a veteran player the next few years.

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    Does anyone else think that Roy has the potential to be the vocal leader of this team as he gains more experience and confidence? He is always the first guy up off the bench congratulating team mates and giving high fives. It seems to me his personality is better suited to this role than Danny's.
    Sure Roy can be a leader but right now the natural leader is Dahntay. Foster has leadership skills.

    Not a leader:
    Danny
    Troy
    Brandon
    TJ
    Dun

    A. Davis was one of the the best leaders the pacers had,imo.
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    No doubt
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    Last night really spoke volumes to me for Granger. I was really expecting him to come out of his shell and take control of the game after that fight. The backdrop was perfect. On the Road, All eyes on you, A place of previous success, a squad who that night could very well have pulled the upset. I really expected him to be more vocal in the huddle and step his game up to the next level a la, and dare I say it, Reggie.

    I know the team is not in contention for really anything, and with this group of players never will be, but I just kept waiting and waiting for him to step into that "Give Me the Ball and Get the **** Out of My Way" Mode, take over that game, and beat the Suns. It never happened.

    I think if Roy continues to improve he has a great chance at being a leader. But, in order to be a successful leader, he needs to bring the effort and production every night and not get into early foul trouble like he's done in quite a few games this season.

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    Last night really spoke volumes to me for Granger. I was really expecting him to come out of his shell and take control of the game after that fight. The backdrop was perfect. On the Road, All eyes on you, A place of previous success, a squad who that night could very well have pulled the upset. I really expected him to be more vocal in the huddle and step his game up to the next level a la, and dare I say it, Reggie.

    I know the team is not in contention for really anything, and with this group of players never will be, but I just kept waiting and waiting for him to step into that "Give Me the Ball and Get the **** Out of My Way" Mode, take over that game, and beat the Suns. It never happened.
    First off, welcome to the board. Last night I saw an intensity in Danny that I don't think I had seen in him since he shut down Bosh earlier this season. But like you said, he wasn't able to really use it to his advantage. What really had me shaking my head was when he was telling the crowd to be quiet. Reggie could pull something like that and I had no problem with it, because he always backed it up. Danny just looks like an idiot.

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    In fact - wasn't it after a Phoenix game that Reggie said it 'got so quiet, you could hear a rat pee on cotton' ??

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    What really had me shaking my head was when he was telling the crowd to be quiet. Reggie could pull something like that and I had no problem with it, because he always backed it up. Danny just looks like an idiot.
    *cue the clip of Reggie bowing at center court in Chicago..... moments before the Bulls won at the buzzer*

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    I love that sort of thing out of Danny. The way he got under the crowds skin, taunting them, that just makes for a great show. It would have been nice if he could have led us to the victory but truth is he needs help, he also got hosed on some calls, particularly what SHOULD have been an impressive "and 1" that got called a charge.
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    *cue the clip of Reggie bowing at center court in Chicago..... moments before the Bulls won at the buzzer*
    One of the greatest moments in Pacer history. If for no other reason it was just so
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    Regardless of the outcome of the game, that is why we love Reggie. He not only played against the other teams, but their fans as well.

    Like Danny last night, I want to see that more. I don't care if we're losing. Add some color to this team. (And don't take that statement there...)

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    Last night I saw an intensity in Danny that I don't think I had seen in him since he shut down Bosh earlier this season. But like you said, he wasn't able to really use it to his advantage. What really had me shaking my head was when he was telling the crowd to be quiet. Reggie could pull something like that and I had no problem with it, because he always backed it up. Danny just looks like an idiot.
    Yeah, to Pheonix fans. Danny has fire and I love that about him. Reggie was a stud, but he constantly missed "the shot". He just did it on the big stage in front New York City. Oh, and he had a little something called help.

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    I think the between year three to year five, Roy will be that accepted vocal leader by all of the guys.

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    I think Roy is already a team leader. Like others have said, he needs a few more year under his belt to really get the respect. But right now beside Danny who can we say is the team leader? Certainly not two of the highest paid players on our team (Dun & Murph). It seems like Roy is already a team leader. When he showed a bit of fire during the fight last night that made me take notice that he is indeed one of the leaders on this team. He just needs to stay on the floor.
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    I found a site that was streaming the game last night, and it was Phoenix's TV Crew. They were hounding on Roy because he was letting that scrawny little referee hold him back and were accusing him of "Fake fighting."

    I found it humorous.

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    *cue the clip of Reggie bowing at center court in Chicago..... moments before the Bulls won at the buzzer*
    My how people forget.

    The crowd stuff isn't the issue, it's forcing his own action. Reggie got the lion's share of final shots, but at least the ball touched other hands first and Reggie was busting it off a couple of screens to get his look.

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