I'm happy with some of the recent play of Solo but what I get from this article is that Foster is able to play and he's still a better option IMO. Foster would've been a much better choice to have on the floor in at least 2 of our recent losses then Solo or Posey.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that reserve center Solomon Jones was more of a liability than an asset on the court for the Indiana Pacers.
Jones accumulated an embarrassing four rebounds in his first 72 minutes of playing time despite standing 6-10.
Jones, who backs up starter Roy Hibbert, has made up for his early blunders by averaging almost 5.0 rebounds in about 17 minutes a game in the past seven contests.
"I'm just getting an opportunity and making the best of it," Jones said. "(Coach Jim O'Brien) has gotten confidence in me, and my teammates have been feeling the same. I know what to expect, so I can go out there and play without anything on my shoulders."
Jones' recent play has affected veteran Jeff Foster's playing time.
Foster, a fan favorite for his blue-collar work, has appeared in only two games this season. He missed 10 days with an ankle sprain, which happened working out after a morning shootaround on a day where he was going to be on the inactive list.
"I have a great deal of confidence with Jeff," O'Brien said. "I think Jeff's a hell of a player. We have Roy, who is getting 30 minutes a game. That leaves you with 18 minutes. You can't go nine (minutes) and nine (minutes). If we're only playing Roy 20 minutes a game, we can play everybody."
Foster, who missed most of last season with back problems, is more consistent than Jones. Foster will provide constant hustle and rebounds every time he steps on the court.
O'Brien, however, doesn't want to make a change because Jones has played his best basketball as a Pacer the past two weeks.
"I don't want to be unfair to somebody we've been trying to get to play the way he is now for over a year," O'Brien said. "Jeff will get plenty of playing time and show people he has a lot left in the tank. It's just not figuring in the plans right now."