Written by Chip Crain
Yes it is only an ubsubstantiated rumor, but not good to say the least. Looks like Stubborn Jim is going to have a problem yet again with a PG not adapting to his system.This looks like a great matchup on paper with both players around 6 ft tall and lightning quick. The problem is that Collison abused Conley in last year's matchups. Of course Collison was on New Orleans then and it is unknown how well his game will translate with Indiana that doesn't run as many pick and roll plays. Rumors are circulating that the new system isn't exactly gelling with Collison. Conley has the advantage of returning with players he is intimately familar with and a coaching staff that knows his strengths and weaknesses. It is unlikely that will make enough of a difference however.
Maybe , just maybe its not the PG's , but Obie's insistence on having the players fit his style and not the other way around.
If this rears its ugly head during the season, I hope Bird replaces Obie quickly before we have another unhappy PG on our team