Plus with Reggie Jackson here is some quotes from ESPN
Jackson is a fantastic player, one of the best and most efficient offensive players in the country at any position in 2011I think If he had the chance to workout(where his athleticism and scoring ability and point guard skills would shine) he would go 9-21 no doubt now with his injury it is gonna be hard to judge where he goes.The Eagles star is getting mixed signals from the NBA. Some GMs think he's a lottery pick. Others see a late first or early second-round talent at best
As far as big men go, I actually like Donatas Motiejunas who hasn't worked out for anyone.
He'd add some depth and brings that unique big man international style of offense like Pau Gasol by shooting away from the hoop as well as play the post pretty well.
If he's there at 15, I'd be happy to grab him.
2. Reggie Jackson
3. Marshon Brooks
That's too broad of a statement to be held as true. It depends how badly another team wants to move up to get player X b4 another team does.
Just remember what Bird gave to get the infamous James White. That years 2nd round pick, Alex Johnson, and 2 future 2nd round picks. Bird wanted White badly, so he was willing to pay to get him.
If Utah wants Jimmer at 12 , and we want Biyombo and if he falls would Utah be open to a Rush, Jimmer for Biyombo swap. Then trade D. jones for a late first rounder to get Reggie Jackson and select a wing with #42.
Hilarious to read people just assume the Pacers can take a certain player and then easily trade Rush or Dahntay for an additional 1st round pick.
How many of you would trade your 1st round pick for Brandon Rush or Dahntay Jones? Seriously
Even if you consider this a weak draft, I would rather gamble on the rookie coming in hungry trying to make a name for himself, then Rush
No one would give a first for Dahntay. I think we could potentially get a late first for Rush and a 2nd (ideally a future 2nd). Rush could be a solid bench player for a decent team next year and still has some room to improve. It'd be hard to find someone in the 23-30 range that could contribute right away. A team like OKC (24 pick) could value Rush having a few NBA seasons under his belt; they certainly don't need more youth. Also, they could pay Rush for one year and be done with him, while a rookie first rounder is a longer salary commitment. I'm not saying it's likely someone's going to take Rush for a late first, but it's not impossible.
3 scenarios for the draft, starting with my favorite first:
1. Pacers trade up for Justice Winslow
2. Take WCS or Stanley Johnson (this is the theory of a player falling); Make trades (Hibbert/West/others) for additional picks - George Lucas and Rakeem Christmas are players I'd love to have with a late first/early 2nd round
3. Trey Lyles
I'm sure my opinion will change many times before the draft though.