Those that wished to live by the young players should have been prepared to die by the young players. This is what is happening.
Dunleavy coming back will not do us any harm. TJ playing would not have done us any harm. Foster playing 5-10 more minutes per night would not have done us any harm, given Hibbert's poor performances. Other moves are debatable, but it's doubtful we would be any worse off. In fact, we might have won a couple of games that we lost to inferior teams.
As a pessimist, I do not expect to make the playoffs now. If we do, I'll be pleasantly surprised. Barring winning 8-9 more games, if one tries to look at things objectively, this team has done absolutely nothing to warrant inclusion in the playoffs, however.
You'll get a lot of energy and high volume shooting.
With a majority of the rest of the team, it's like they all have multiple personalities.
As for Danny, beginning of the Sacramento game he had really good body language with DC and PG. I think he's frustrated. And I also think he has a hard time with accountability.
Right now over a full season the Pacers would be 41-41.. The Pacers are a .500 team and they have been playing like it.
I'm flabbergasted that the power forward position is a source of comfort, where I'm less certain about what the other positions are going to provide. This has been a weird season.
I'd doubt his value is high compared to what it was late last year.
I'd offer Granger for Steph Curry. Maybe throw in a pick.
Another night, another backside-kicking. They just hit you from so many sides, now, in waves. It's like a cavalry, running down hill and trampling you underfoot. You have no tactical advantage, you're just swinging wildly in the mud, and the best strategy might be to play dead.
They are an absolute onslaught right now.
------------ Matt Moore, CBS Sports "Eye On Basketball", 11/12/13