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    Default If we would have landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline last year

    would we still have traded for George Hill?

    I tend to think no, but then possibly we could move Rush
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    If we would have landed Mayo we would not have had our 2011 first-round pick to trade for Hill.

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    It's unlikely, they play similar positions (although, from what I've read, Hill can play point a bit? I haven't watched him too much.) At some point you have to stop collecting wings. I think the trade in the summer would have been for a PF.

    I prefer Hill though, even without seeing him play much..

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    Default Re: If we would have landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline last year

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    If we would have landed Mayo we would not have had our 2011 first-round pick to trade for Hill.
    Was it a given that we were going to send a 1st to Memphis? I know that McBob's value isn't that great...but the Grizzlies were looking For some frontcourt depth and trying to dump Mayo and his 2yr remaining contract.
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    Was it a given that we were going to send a 1st to Memphis? I know that McBob's value isn't that great...but the Grizzlies were looking For some frontcourt depth and trying to dump Mayo and his 2yr remaining contract.
    It was.
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    Default Re: If we would have landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline last year

    I was disappointed at the time that trade failed to complete, but I'm happier with Hill than I would have been with Mayo, so I'm glad things worked out the way that they did.

    Wait, what am I doing talking about basketball at a time like this?

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    Default Re: If we would have landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline last year

    Nope...the rumor was that we were to sent our first rounder and McRoberts for Mayo and possibly someone/something from the Hornets.

    Im more than happy with getting Hill. He provides that defence we need at the PG spot. After what Rose did to us in the playoffs, Im not surprised Bird made a trade to obtain a defensive minded combo guard
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    Default Re: If we would have landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline last year

    I'm definitely happy we got Hill instead of Mayo. The thought of Hill teaching Lance a few things is infinitely better than Mayo and Lance together.
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    Default Re: If we would have landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline last year

    Hill > Mayo

    Blessin in disguise that the trade didn't go through.

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    Default Re: If we would have landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline last year

    I dunno, if we had Mayo, then the Chicago Series would have went much different. We might have inked out a couple more wins are even stolen the series.
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    I've seen little of Mayo that made me feel confident in him as a consistent, clutch player. A few glimpses of offensive talent, but that's about it.

    George Hill is the real deal.

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    Default Re: If we would have landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline last year

    I think Hill is the more solid, complete, and fundamentally sound player,

    but I do believe Mayo's upside is a lot higher than Hill, of course he may never get there
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    I think Hill is the more solid, complete, and fundamentally sound player,

    but I do believe Mayo's upside is a lot higher than Hill, of course he may never get there
    Hill seems to have a much better work ethic than Mayo does, so I will take the upside on the work ethic of a mature player over that of the "I've just always been talented" player. I'm not saying Mayo doesn't work hard, but Hill will outwork and outhustle most players, let alone one who is notorious for only playing one side of the floor.
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    Default Re: If we would have landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline last year

    I think by most accounts, George Hill is a leader and Mayo is not. Those intangibles go a long way, I think.

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    Default Re: If we would have landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline last year

    I was pretty bummed when the trade for OJ fell through. But getting Hill made it all better. I don't think he is a better player than Mayo, but I think he is a much better fit for our team.

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    Default Re: If we would have landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline last year

    I pray that we re-sign McRoberts. I still think he could be a huge force in our front court rotation.
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    Default Re: If we would have landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline last year

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    I pray that we re-sign McRoberts. I still think he could be a huge force in our front court rotation.
    I would like to see McRoberts resigned as well. With Josh and Tyler I think we have a very good combo at PF. I was glad to see the deal for Mayo fall thru, he seems to be trouble IMO. Getting George Hill was huge IMO because he can play multiple positions. I think adding size to the PG position will be huge as I felt over the last few years having all are PG being so short really hurt the team.

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    Default Re: If we would have landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline last year

    Obviously, if we had landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline, the lockout would already be over because the small market Pacers would have made the ECF, thereby ending the debate that small market teams have such a competitive disadvantage and taking away the system issues that are supposedly holding everything up at this point.

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    Obviously, if we had landed OJ Mayo at the trade deadline, the lockout would already be over because the small market Pacers would have made the ECF, thereby ending the debate that small market teams have such a competitive disadvantage and taking away the system issues that are supposedly holding everything up at this point.
    really?

    The post wasnt that "OJ Mayo will be an all-star"
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    It was "if we trade for Mayo, do we trade for Hill"

    Mayo's got game and potential, not all word but 20 pts a game for sure
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