How about a top 5? Ugh.
J-MAC is right there with Tyler though.
I love most of our players.
1. Hibbert (Leadership)
2. Tyler (Hustle)
3. Collison (Speedy young Point Guard ... I like his potential)
Hibbert, George, Stephenson.
Oldness comes with a smile
To every love given child
Oldness comes to rile
The youth who dream suicide
Narrowing it to 3 is hard, which is a far cry from not too many years ago when FINDING 3 would have been hard.
Going with the guys I like how they APPROACH the game (rather than just the talent), I end up with a pool of Hibbert, Dunleavy, Foster, Hansbrough, McRoberts, and George.
Picking 3 from that pool, gotta go with Roy, Jeff, and Tyler. Dun is squeaked out because of recent injury, but only just...
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
Proud member of the PTO.
Smits Happens: Totally Biased NBA News and Opinion
In no particular order:
Just missed the cut:
"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus
"Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." - Voltaire
Michael Pina, Red94: "There are so many different ways the Pacers can beat you. They have an All-Star scoring threat, imposing figures on the front line, steady point guard play, and most importantly, a defense that'll choke the life out of just about every offense that crosses its path."
I think these guys get the most out of their athletic abilities. Though all flawed, I don't ever wonder if they care.
I don't feel too strongly about any of them at the moment, to be perfectly honest. I've gotten behind various players over the past several years, only to be more or less underwhelmed.
So while I'll list three, I can't say it's a strong, passionate favorite in any instance:
Jeff - Not just for his history here, but his general veteran reliability in defense, toughness, rebounding, and knowing what to do within the team's offense/defense.
Josh - This one goes back and forth. His quieter games don't cut it for me, no matter how many picks he may or may not set. But the more he touches the ball, the more I tend to appreciate and like him. Love his court awareness and passing, his ability to finish, and his general ability go provide a little of this, a little of that.
Tyler when he doesn't look pathetically out-matched.
Mark Boyle, Clark Kellogg, and Larry Bird
Honorable Mention: David Morway
As for players: