Quick Note: I got there with my 3.5 year old daughter and 8 month pregnant wife at 6 pm. What fun, all kinds of fun stuff for the kids, great atmosphere, games, live music at every turn. My daughter had a great time!!!
Kudos to the Pacers organization for taking a lightly attended mid week game and creating a fun atmosphere as you walk in.
Tyler and Josh are pretty interchangeable players, IMO.
Both come in with energy and are aggressive.
I have no problem with how the lineup is now. It's pretty balanced.
Interesting, Vogel is actually addressing that somewhat by pulling Danny early and reinserting him earlier in the second quarter.
But starting those two doesn't work that well, in my opinion.
"I like our group of people," Ainge told USA Today. "I'm trying to teach them about basketball, and they're trying to teach me about analytics."
"But, first, let us now praise famous moments, because something happened Tuesday night in Indianapolis that you can watch a lifetime’s worth of professional basketball and never see again. There was a brief, and very decisive, and altogether unprecedented, outburst of genuine officiating, and it was directed at the best player in the world, and that, my dear young person, simply is not done."
Despite both teams not being very good, few things are more satisfying than beating the crap out of the Pistons.
I no longer see josh and tyler as different players. I see them now as tysh.. It does not matter if one plays underpar because the other one always shows up and gives a stellar performance.
Isn't that a girls name "tysh". Gotta do better than that IMO.
"Larry Bird: You are Officially On the Clock! (3/24/08)"
(Watching You Like A Hawk!)
it was an interesting game. but it is always fun to watch game 75 of an 82 game season. the kind of half-trot half-stumble always tells you which team is just finishing the season. pistons were mailing this one in.
the one thing that struck me, pacers have to be the worst transition defense team in the league. does anyone get back slower on defense than the pacers? i know it is late in the season, but if that doesn't get picked up, pacers will be 4 and out in the playoffs.
glad to see mike back. he really looked good in the goon squad. ball movement went from super slow to really pretty good. josh, jeff and mike do a really nice job of moving the ball and getting it to the open guy.
the one josh moment that really impressed me was josh actually posting austin daye. just like a real PF. nice to see josh can do that. looking forward to more of it. always thought it was a part of his game that he needed to use more.
The "P" word. It's all you ever heard from the time he was drafted. He was hyped from day one. You heard how great he was in practices, etc. He was built up to be something great. It was constantly stated how great he was by TPTB. This is why his failure left such a bad taste with fans. That and the fact that Walsh overpaid him when he re-signed Bender for all that "P".
I do! Like someone said, one of them usually has a really good game.
I want to resign Josh and Foster, and then sign a guy that can defend the center spot and rebound. I would like that big man rotation.
First of all, "Tosh" is the correct answer.
But to the question of why Josh isn't more well liked, I can't claim to know why for anyone besides myself.
My guess is some people aren't big fans of his unique style, and perhaps for others it's some lingering bias from Josh's HS and/or college days.
For me, it's a little bit of the former, except on nights like last night when, along with his usual game, he's also attacking a bit and really eating the glass. When he does those things along with his usual game, I love him.
That aside, the pro-Josh/anti-Tyler commentary dampens my enthusiasm sometimes. But I realize that's not Josh's fault.
Lastly, on comparing the two, Tyler is clearly busting his *** to be an overachiever, and sometimes Josh comes across as an underachiever because the talent is clearly there to be quite good, and sometimes he looks like he is coasting, by the higher standards that his body/talent demands.
I think that's another reason some like Tyler better. If both are B grade power forwards, you sense that Tyler is killing himself to turn his C- natural ability into a B level guy, but with Josh it's like an A level natural ability that he has yet to consistently live up to.
It will be interesting to see what Mc Roberts gets via free agency I am guessing in the 2 - 5 million dollar range. The kid is very young (24) and would be worth 6 -8 if he had a mid range game.