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I think he could become an All-Star.I think his leg has had the same time J.O.'s knee has had and it should at least be 80-85% by now.Yes you would think the league would give him more credit but after all we are just small town Indiana.
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I'm pretty intrigued by Steven Jackson. He could really really help us out at shooting guard... It's been a while since I didn't go into every game feeling like we were overmatched at the 2. If S.Jax could change that, it would really affect our team this year.
I don't see why Tinsley can't enter this year at or better than 100%. Montieth says he's been training hard all summer, and this is actually the first time in his pro career that he ended the season at roughly the same weight as he started it. That's a pretty big deal, when you think about it. He's always spent the first part of the summer working off the extra weight he picked up over the season, and the last part of the summer preparing for the next season. With a training camp and a whole summer of work on top of the improvements he made last season, he could be pretty formidable this fall.
I will be honest , I hated Tinsley more than I did AJ this past year and that's alot of hate. Soon as KA got hurt last year and I seen tinsley and I just shook my head in disappointment , I would say after the all star break is when I started saying hey this Tinsley guy is GOOOOOD !!!
I don't think Tinsley gets enough credit , he was a big key to our victories this last season , yeah he doesn't score a ton of points but then again he is a pure point gaurd. Which is something that seems to be hard to find these days in the NBA , I would rather see Tinsley stick to what he does best , runing the offense and good ball distribution , his timely 3's are nice also sometimes
Probably the biggest reason I cringe when AJ is in the game is we seem to lose that offensive smoothness we have when tinsley is in the game , that can be frustrating to watch and sometimes painful.
If Tinsley can improve even more this next year which I think he will if he get's back 100% from his injuries before the season and dodge's major injuries. I think Alot of people in the League are gonna have to start giving Tinsley some props this next year around the league , If SJ can come in and make a contribution which I don't doubt that he won't . We should have a very good season baring in major injuries to key players and I think we have a very legitimate shot at a Title this next season.
I can't wait til the season starts , because it should be a exciting year , it's just right around the corner folks
With the quicker offense Carlisle is going to be using next season, that may benefit Tinsley alot. It just seems to me that Tinsley is the type of point guard that would thrive in a running game. The only problem that worries me is if he got to wreckless. But one thing I know Carlisle to not run is a wreckless offense. I wouldn't be surprised to see Tinsley get more props by leading the Pacers to their second best record seasson in a row, and lead them to the finals.
It's possible. There simply aren't a lot of great points in the NBA now. Kidd and Payton's careers are winding down, which, IMO, leaves Bibby as the best PG in the NBA. Tins has as much chance as anyone of getting there, if he continues to improve his shot and defense.
A year ago, I NEVER would have even considered saying that.
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I don't think Tinsley has the numbers (either in points or assists) to draw the attention to be an All-Star. Plus, he's never going to be a top two player on his team.
And while there aren't a ton of great PGs, there are some other guards in the East who have yet to be All-Stars who I think are ahead of Tinsley in the pecking order (LeBron, Billups, Hamilton, Wade). But I guess you also have to consider that McGrady and Baron Davis have left the East, and Steve Francis and maybe Payton have entered it.