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  • Paul George/ George Hill (Bench DC)

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    Default Who starts? Who's benched?

    In a press conference earlier this week, LB mentioned moving some starters back to the bench. Personally, I think Paul George earned the SG spot in the playoffs, and DC didn't do too bad either. I'd hate to bench DC, but could you imagine the defensive combo of George/Hill? It would be second only to Wade/James! Who would you rather see start?
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    Default Re: Who starts? Who's benched?

    Hill is a perfect sixth man. The only way im against him being the sixth man is when we are playing a team like the bulls or the heat where we may really need some defense to be in the game to stop the likes of Rose/Wade.
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    hill is a combo guard and paul george is a 3.... we should start hill instead of george imo bc then if hill or granger get tired... he can jump in for one of them. Hill is gonna help us alot... I absolutely love this trade and he will hopefully be a hometown favorite.

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    GH/Paul George would be the best unit.

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    What a nice problem to have...

    I really like the trade, Indiana gets a proven commodity that can step right in and help.

    Hibbert
    Ty, JMC
    Granger, George
    Hill
    Collison

    I really like that core group. Sprinkle in AJ, Rush, or Lance and this is a group that I think can win.

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    I feel like this depends on who we're playing. We may need to start Hill if the other team starts a guard that Darren can't defend.

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    What a nice problem to have...

    I really like the trade, Indiana gets a proven commodity that can step right in and help.

    Hibbert
    Ty, JMC
    Granger, George
    Hill
    Collison

    I really like that core group. Sprinkle in AJ, Rush, or Lance and this is a group that I think can win.
    now if we get nene... check this out

    Hibbert/Nene (maybe some time at center)
    Nene/Tyler
    Granger/George
    Hill/George
    Collison/Stephenson

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    now if we get nene... check this out

    Hibbert/Nene (maybe some time at center)
    Nene/Tyler
    Granger/George
    Hill/George
    Collison/Stephenson
    lol Duplicating George I like that...

    Yeah NeNe would be a good pick-up if he doesn't resign...

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    lol Duplicating George I like that...

    Yeah NeNe would be a good pick-up if he doesn't resign...
    i wasnt trying to duplicate george.... i was trying to point out he could come off the bench for either of them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PacerPenguins View Post
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    now if we get nene... check this out

    Hibbert/Nene (maybe some time at center)
    Nene/Tyler
    Granger/George
    Hill/George
    Collison/Stephenson

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    I really think GH was brought here to play alongside Lance...

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    Paul George earned his starting spot in my books. I say start DC and have Hill back him up. I just want to know where Lance is going to play. Hope he gets some playing time.

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    I've actually grown quite fond of DC after our series with the Bulls and hope that he keeps his starting pg role. He scored 17 pts, 9 ast, 6 reb in game one during that series and that's really impressive against bull's defense. Plus when DC went down, it just showed how important he is to the Pacers offense. I think George Hill will be the Pacers' version of Jason Terry, coming off the bench to provide a scoring boost.

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    I've actually grown quite fond of DC after our series with the Bulls and hope that he keeps his starting pg role. He scored 17 pts, 9 ast, 6 reb in game one during that series and that's really impressive against bull's defense. Plus when DC went down, it just showed how important he is to the Pacers offense. I think George Hill will be the Pacers' version of Jason Terry, coming off the bench to provide a scoring boost.
    yea i think we win Game 2 if he never went down. But he did so.........

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    I don't think Hill will be starting. I still like Collison, George, Granger, Hansbrough, Hibbert with the guys we currently have. I prefer Hill coming off the bench. He could be fantastic off the bench.
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    The beauty of it is there's no wrong answer; I like all three combinations depending on the matchups.

    With that said, if in doubt, it's usually best to go bigger and with better defense, so I picked Hill/George.

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    No doubt Vogel is gonna try different rotations, but keep it consistent (unlike a certain somebody who loved to play with the rotations often).

    I think he'll start off with DC and Paul and take it from there.

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    I think the bigger question is who finishes?

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    I think the bigger question is who finishes?
    no doubt in my mind.... hill will be the first one on the court out of the three

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    from the Ric Bucher chat

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    George Hill--good or bad for Pacers? Will he start?
    Ric Bucher (1:30 PM)

    Love the trade for Pacers. Undersized at 1, Hill can play with or in front of Collison. Lots of people feel Collison is a great-off-the-bench PG and merely an adequate starter.

    heres another one

    John (San Antonio)

    Winner of the Spurs/Pacers trade? It hurts to see a contributor like Hill go, and I hope we're getting more than just avoiding paying Hill what he would have been owed after his current contract expires...
    Ric Bucher (1:42 PM)

    It's not often I don't like a Spurs' trade for SA, but this is one of them. Indy not only gets a long, athletic experienced young PG but a IUPUI alum.

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    i rly like george.

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    Default Re: Who starts? Who's benched?

    Personally, I would prefer a bigger backcourt. If it was up to me, I would start George Hill over DC. No matter what, IMHO, Paul George should NOT be benched, and I don't like having a 6'2" player at the SG spot. Especially considering the starting PG would be DC, unless we start Lance Stephenson.

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    Default Re: Who starts? Who's benched?

    One point I want to mention is that I'm not so sure Paul George is ready for more than 24 minutes a game at this point.

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    right now the only thing i'm hating is seeign George Hill play at the 2. I rather just have him play the 1 all the time. I know he can play the 2 and defend the 2 but y it just makes it harder for him

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    I can see no logical explanation that could make me think Hill isn't a major improvement over Collison at the point.
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