As with the past six, the idea here is to get ideas/comments that don't need an entire thread devoted to them, and unrelated to the Pacers.

-Shaq starting for Boston tonight. Wonder how long that's going to last? I don't believe he's nearly as useless as LeBron made him look last season.

-Miami replacing Mike Miller with Jerry Stackhouse should be interesting. Unless he can turn the clock back 8 years, this is going to put a big early strain on the Miami thrice.

-Am I the only one thinking Houston can be a contender in the west with a healthy Yao?