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    Default Bleacher Report's thoughts on Pacers best FA signing/draft pick

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/4...t-pick#page/12




    Best Possible Signing: Raymond Felton

    The Pacers definitely need a point guard; T.J. Ford and A.J. Price are the only ones on roster at this point.

    They won't be able to outright sign Felton, but maybe they can nab him in a sign-and-trade and ship off someone like Mike Dunleavy for him and Alexis Ajinca or Nazr Muhammad (cap filler).

    Felton was anything but spectacular in the playoffs, but playing with Danny Granger and Troy Murphy (two somewhat similar players to Stephen Jackson and Gerald Wallace) should facilitate his transition to Indiana's offense.

    The Pacers won't have to commit too much to the future either; something in the three-year, $20 million range would be acceptable. In turn, they'd still have around $30 million in cap space next summer and a Felton-Granger-Roy Hibbert combo to build around.

    Best Possible Draft Pick: Patrick Patterson

    With the point guard need addressed in the offseason, Indiana can draft solely on best available talent.

    Even though he's undersized, Patterson has the tenacity of a power forward. He loves operating out of the post and has a decent offensive repertoire.

    It's unlikely that Troy Murphy will be apart of future plans past this year, so the Pacers have options if they either trade him during the season or let him go when his contract expires. Patterson isn't as good of a rebounder, but is hard-working, tough, and can connect from mid-range.

    We definitely could do a lot worse

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    and the writer could do a lot better. I wonder which player he was comparing Murphy to, Wallace or Jackson? Get serious.

    Damn. Another bleacher report article. I agree with the poster in another thread who said bleacher report should permanently crash.

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    Felton was anything but spectacular in the playoffs, but playing with Danny Granger and Troy Murphy (two somewhat similar players to Stephen Jackson and Gerald Wallace) should facilitate his transition to Indiana's offense.
    Someone PLEASE explain how Troy is even remotely similar to Jax and Wallace.................. I almost fell out my chair laughing......... I don't see it.


    EDIT: I got it, I got it...........all 4 are forwards...............
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    Not that hot about the draft pick suggestion, but I could live with Felton as a vet PG acquisition. Far from great, but signficantly better than anything we've got. That price, if realistic, isn't disastrous. There have been better individuals suggested, but I don't know if any them are very likely for a variety of reasonos - i.e. Collison, Parker.
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    Both Murphy and Wallace are between 6 and 7 ft tall.

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    Someone PLEASE explain how Troy is even remotely similar to Jax and Wallace.................. I almost fell out my chair laughing......... I don't see it.


    EDIT: I got it, I got it...........all 4 are forwards...............
    Not only that, but after saying Felton would be able to fit in because Troy is the same player as Wallace or Jax, he goes on to speculate that Troy isn't gonna be here.

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    Default Re: Bleacher Report's thoughts on Pacers best FA signing/draft pick

    I believe us Pacers fans should respect BeacherReport.com because they're a lot like the Pacers: very very very IRRELEVANT.

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    Even Bleacher Report says this is the best we can do, I mean if they can't dream up some fantastical scenario of us getting Bosh or Wade or Joe Johnson in sign and trades then I'm truly worried.
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    Someone PLEASE explain how Troy is even remotely similar to Jax and Wallace.................. I almost fell out my chair laughing......... I don't see it.


    EDIT: I got it, I got it...........all 4 are forwards...............
    Close, the correct answer is none of them are power forwards.
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    I would rather have Maynor and he'll be alot cheaper.

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    Bleacher Report...
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    Default Re: Bleacher Report's thoughts on Pacers best FA signing/draft pick

    I know this comes from a glorified blog, but I actually like the idea of Felton and Patterson, quite a bit. Not homerun type moves, but very solid, imo.

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    I should likely apologize to pwee31. Re-reading my previous post, it could be read that I was jumping on him for posting something from that site. I didn't intend to do that. Sorry pwee31.

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    I know this comes from a glorified blog, but I actually like the idea of Felton and Patterson, quite a bit. Not homerun type moves, but very solid, imo.
    Signing Felton straight up (assuming for about the MLE) is a move that will put the Pacers into luxury tax territory. They can't afford it unless the Bobs agree to a sign and trade in which they take salary back. And the only way the Bobs do that is if they see something(s) on the Pacers roster that they would rather have over Felton for the same price.

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    Signing Felton straight up (assuming for about the MLE) is a move that will put the Pacers into luxury tax territory. They can't afford it unless the Bobs agree to a sign and trade in which they take salary back. And the only way the Bobs do that is if they see something(s) on the Pacers roster that they would rather have over Felton for the same price.
    And that would put Charlotte very close to luxury tax territory, and they'd still have to decide what they're doing with Tyrus Thomas.

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    Signing Felton straight up (assuming for about the MLE) is a move that will put the Pacers into luxury tax territory. They can't afford it unless the Bobs agree to a sign and trade in which they take salary back. And the only way the Bobs do that is if they see something(s) on the Pacers roster that they would rather have over Felton for the same price.
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    And that would put Charlotte very close to luxury tax territory, and they'd still have to decide what they're doing with Tyrus Thomas.
    Actually, all of that may be for the best. I'm not convinced Felton is the answer for the Pacers, and would just as soon pass.

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