I'm not sold on Vogel as some of you are. But there might not be a better coach available, that's the problem. Vogel did some nice things, but I also think he cost us two games by not calling a time out early enough in the 1st game when the Bulls were digging into the lead. He waiting till the game was basically tied. I also felt he stuck with the backups for too long in the games as well and I think that cost us in the 3rd game as well. Those types of decisions will come with more experience though.
I really don't want any more coach retreads. If that leaves Vogel, then I'd be ok with that.
Granger came up big this series. I still say you have to at least look to move him if you can get some nice pieces/picks in return. I do hope Granger stays a Pacers, but the reality is that we have some serious holes, and I'm not sure how we can seriously address them. We don't draft high enough and FA is slim pickings.
My offseason FA wishlist:
Sergio Rodriguez (backup pg)
Thomas Robinson (backup pf)
Andray Blatche (starting pf - replacing West)
Corey Brewer (starting sg/sf - interchangeable w/ PG)
The refrees did ok, the Bulls were due for a good game (did not expect them to shoot this well). But proud of the Pacers and Coach Vogel. They should bring him back. There is a bright future for this team.
After the stats are updated we should do a player comparison on both teams. I started to do it but noticed that game 5 numbers havent been added yet.
Last edited by Jared Sullinger; 04-26-2011 at 11:20 PM.
The overwhelming thing I can take from this series is that Boozer is NOT as good as I thought he was. Or at least that he is extremely weak when he gets pushed around. Tyler made him look like a rookie and Tyler wasn't even playing well. You can say he had a bad series, but how many bad games in a row does he need to have before it becomes a trend?(although his game 2 stats were respectable)
From our side, Paul George is veerrrrrrrry good on D when focused in. He just needs to expand and fine tune his offensive skillsets.
Everyone else played pretty much how I expected they would considering how they fared this season.
what happened with Granger at the end of the game? Thibs just fielded a question about it
Maybe he pulled a LeBron and didn't shake hands.
well its certainly a disappointing end to what was a great little run. Emotions are high right now, the roster clearly needs upgrades. Whether upgrades from players getting better, or from getting new players, I'm not sure. This team has a lot of work to do, maybe getting their butts kicked tonight will send them into the off season hungrier than ever. Thats what I hope at least.
We are a long way off from being elite. We have to become a perennial playoff team first, then a legit team that can win rounds in the playoffs, then a contender/elite team.
The great thing is we are in position to accomplish those things, be happy!
"Just look at the flowers ........ BANG"
Granger walked to the bench at the end of the game and jawed with them and Deng, I guess we will hear more on it later
Sittin on top of the world!
Another thing, we pretty much player our worst game while the Bulls played their best.
I'd rather die standing up than live on my knees.