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    First off, Im almost 100% sure that this isnt the first "what if AI" thread.

    Lets face it, signing him on a 1 year deal is a freeroll. I believe we'd sell tickets and offer a team that if he plays team basketball could maybe be in 2nd round of the playoffs next year. If he doesnt workout, he's put on the shelf and ruin all his credibility to sign elsewhere for the rest of his life. Also, we'd have Lance, maybe AJ, Ford or trade and land maybe our future PG before trade deadline. Theres always an Earl Watson out there anyways.

    AI recently delivered a statement mentioning how his "family" problems are now solved and he's ready to finish on a good note. I sort of believe him because he must impress his next team or its over. Then after a year or whatever, let him go keep him of things did work.

    I know some could argue that AI isnt a team facilitator and could possibly hold back the growth of our young players but Granger is gonna get his shots no matter what. Rush will likely get wide open looks at times and boost his confidence. I also view our team as guys Iverson could maybe bring a little confidence to.

    I truly believe if someone reached out to him from our organization he see the Pacers as a wonderful start to maybe close the last 2-3 years of his career. We have great character guys around these days who could possibly get hot win 50 games in a near perfect world. Especially if LeBron abandons Cleveland.

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    Deep team if healthy and could make things interesting with a proper trade which is gonna happen, it has to. Of course consistence is the issue, but if this team got hot they can win in bunches.

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    Ehh, I'm about neutral on it.

    I like the idea of selling tickets. He is a big money maker. Bring some spark back to the team.

    But I'm afraid he'd stunt the growth of our younger players, and maybe even negatively affect Granger.

    If it did happen, I'd welcome it. But I don't think it's very likely.

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    Well other than the fact he is stubborn, can't play defense, is a volume scorer, is volitale, is selfish, will quit, hates practice, and really can't play defense he would be a good signing.

    That said I think I would pass.

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    AI has said similar things last couple of stops... AI just never ends well, and we just can't afford that risk at all.

    Also pretty sure his and JoB's relationship wasn't very good.... - Practice!?!?
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    Indy has a Casino..... wouldn't even consider AI
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    I support this move %110. Team him with Rasheed Wallace and the Pacers would be unbeatable.

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    I support this move %110. Team him with Rasheed Wallace and the Pacers would be unbeatable.
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    I forgot JOB was coach of that team. Thats the best point made out of a poster.

    Like I said, AI would be a FREEROLL. I dont know if you know what that means but its a free chance to either strike it rich or suffer no cost at all but a press conference. He could add an interesting dynamic if things went well. That would be something we WONT have going into the year. If he had a poor attitude, hes gone and we move on unphased with 3 pg's. I see all upside for a year long or a stressful 2 weeks if things go bad. Play him 20-25 mins tops. Easy game
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    This is highly unlikely. would be very bad for the team since he has about 3yrs left and we are about 3yrs from being a really good team in the east.

    only teams that might be willing are miami, new york, or maybe houston for the sole reason that if they lose lowry then iverson might not be a bad option. Only if he starts behind brooks which is highly unlikely. Its funny running through the teams he really has slim to none options.
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    I forgot JOB was coach of that team. Thats the best point made out of a poster.

    Like I said, AI would be a FREEROLL. I dont know if you know what that means but its a free chance to either strike it rich or suffer no cost at all but a press conference. He could add an interesting dynamic if things went well. That would be something we WONT have going into the year. If he had a poor attitude, hes gone and we move on unphased with 3 pg's. I see all upside for a year long or a stressful 2 weeks if things go bad. Play him 20-25 mins tops. Easy game
    People haven't let go of the strip club stuff... you really think if it goes bad it would only be for a couple weeks?

    We have 2 casino/ race tracks 30-45 min away from Indy in Anderson and Shelbyville... I don't even want to tempt him... He was supposed to be over that when he left Detroit, and look at what happened last year.
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    Its funny running through the teams he really has slim to none options.
    this is why I truly believe he'd play very good basketball for us and why I even bothered making this thread. His butt is on the line and if he wants one more shot with a title contender, he must prove himself to be worthy. Something like the minor leagues. But I know how most Hoosiers see things and most will not like my idea, but whatever. It would really make some much needed noise for this team at minimal cost. I mean honestly, yeh the dude has some drama but hes a hall of famer with a chip on his shoulder. Let him try here. It can only help us. The bad has no merit on our team.
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    People haven't let go of the strip club stuff... you really think if it goes bad it would only be for a couple weeks?

    We have 2 casino/ race tracks 30-45 min away from Indy in Anderson and Shelbyville... I don't even want to tempt him... He was supposed to be over that when he left Detroit, and look at what happened last year.
    his gambling problem would be a 3 day drama at the most. Iverson isnt a gangster. He doesnt tote a criminal lifestyle. He play a small potatoes lifestyle here.

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    Very bad idea he said all the same things in Memphis leading up until he started playing and then after his first game he started complaining. His distraction hurt the Grizzlies and lead to a terrible 1-8 start that they couldn't fully overcome before running out of gas late and missing the playoffs.

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    his gambling problem would be a 3 day drama at the most. Iverson isnt a gangster. He doesnt tote a criminal lifestyle. He play a small potatoes lifestyle here.
    A small potatoes lifestyle?

    Are we talking about the same Allen Iverson?

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    Im not predicting this WILL work, Im just saying he's desperate to go out on a good note and if he did any good, that means he did well for us. He wouldnt cost a nights sleep if he failed. As of today, we're not a playoff team without him. With him playing well, I see 6th-8th seed. I want some playoff games baby!!!
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    i wouldn't hate it

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    his gambling problem would be a 3 day drama at the most. Iverson isnt a gangster. He doesnt tote a criminal lifestyle. He play a small potatoes lifestyle here.
    I'm sorry but him getting kicked out of the local casinos b/c he's causing a scene like he previously has would be MUCH more than a 3 day story...

    Iverson, though, has been banned mostly for his boorish behavior. He is a bad loser, and he loses a lot, often throwing his chips or cards at the dealer. He has been warned about improper behavior at the tables repeatedly. He is often loud and disruptive, according to witnesses, rude to dealers, other players and the wait staff.
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    Very bad idea he said all the same things in Memphis leading up until he started playing and then after his first game he started complaining. His distraction hurt the Grizzlies and lead to a terrible 1-8 start that they couldn't fully overcome before running out of gas late and missing the playoffs.
    Exactly... the Griz was in the similar situation and he said that same thing to them and he burned them very badly...

    One difference between us and the Grizz we can't afford the bad media risk...
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    he's a degenerate alcoholic. Its a fact I know this. We're desperate for a PG for the time being, the playoffs, selling tickets and giving the fan base a shot in the arm. I like the gamble for us at this specific time. I know it wont be popular among others, but thats why free will exists.

    Bad press. Memphis didnt miss a beat outside of him not communicating with the team for a period of time. Its not like they wouldve been any better if he didnt come along. FREEEEEEROOOOOLLLL. That team didnt care outside of a press conference or 5. They probably enjoyed the coverage. No one talks Memphis basketball ever until he showed
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    If you're desperate for a PG, why are you looking at iverson?

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    First you get suckered in.
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    Then reality hits
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    If you're desperate for a PG, why are you looking at iverson?
    I wouldnt be upset with Lance at the 1 and AI at 2 w/e

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    he's a degenerate alcoholic. Its a fact I know this. We're desperate for a PG for the time being, the playoffs, selling tickets and giving the fan base a shot in the arm. I like the gamble for us at this specific time. I know it wont be popular among others, but thats why free will exists.

    Bad press. Memphis didnt miss a beat outside of him not communicating with the team for a period of time. Its not like they wouldve been any better if he didnt come along. FREEEEEEROOOOOLLLL. That team didnt care outside of a press conference or 5. They probably enjoyed the coverage. No one talks Memphis basketball ever until he showed
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    You don't live in Central Indiana do you?

    Because you are totally missing the point on the bad press/ how the how the franchise is seen locally and how we just can't affoard the circus that is AI.

    Also Stephenson probably showed more awareness for his teammates in his 1st summer league game than AI ever did... I'd rather go a year with a experment with Stephenson at PG!

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    I'm a pretty big Iverson fan. Back in the day I even bought those little finger sweatbands that said AI3 on them. They were useless to play with but I loved him so I supported him.

    Now, no matter how big of a fan I am, I can't deny that he's finished. At this point in his career, the risk does not outweigh the reward. What he gives you night in/night out can easily be replaced by someone more low-key, cheaper, and with more potential.

    I hope he can resurrect his career, I really do. I just don't want it to be at the expense of Lance or AJ or any of our young guys. Our minutes wouldn't be well spent on AI.

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    I wouldnt be upset with Lance at the 1 and AI at 2 w/e
    An untested 2nd rounder at the 1 and Allen Iverson at the 2? You wouldn't be upset with that?

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