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    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/...-nba-christmas

    "2. Indiana

    Status: $20.9 million under the cap ($28.5 million if the Pacers amnesty James Posey)
    Current 2-guards: Brandon Rush, Jimmy Chitwood

    Notes: Since it doesn't look like they're getting Nene, Gasol or Chandler, why wouldn't they upgrade their 2-spot with Afflalo when he's the perfect fit for that team? Think about what we watched from Indiana last season: smart, efficient, overachieving, always played hard, very good defensively, and most important, flexible. Wouldn't Afflalo fit in spectacularly with Danny Granger, Darren Collison, Paul George, Roy Hibbert, George Hill, Tyler Hansbrough and Rush? What if the Pacers shelled out $50 million for Afflalo, then brought back Josh McRoberts or spent a little more for a center (DeAndre Jordan, Greg Oden, Sam Dalembert, etc)? That's a real basketball team! Especially for a kooky regular season like this one — 66 games in 120 days — when teams with depth and young legs might have a genuine advantage."

    Thoughts? I didn't realize Afflalo was that good....
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    It's because he isn't that good. I love Afflalo, but he isn't worth anywhere near that kind of money. Bill Simmons is fantasizing.

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    Afflalo is a very good player. The only way I think you bring him here though is if you trade Granger and move Paul to the 3.

    I'm not entirely sure Afflalo is going to want to come here to play.

    I really, really like his game. Certainly not for $50 mil though.

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    Yeah I would LOVE to see Afflalo added. The problem is Denver is likely to match any offer.

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    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/...-nba-christmas

    "2. Indiana

    Status: $20.9 million under the cap ($28.5 million if the Pacers amnesty James Posey)
    Current 2-guards: Brandon Rush, Jimmy Chitwood

    Notes: Since it doesn't look like they're getting Nene, Gasol or Chandler, why wouldn't they upgrade their 2-spot with Afflalo when he's the perfect fit for that team? Think about what we watched from Indiana last season: smart, efficient, overachieving, always played hard, very good defensively, and most important, flexible. Wouldn't Afflalo fit in spectacularly with Danny Granger, Darren Collison, Paul George, Roy Hibbert, George Hill, Tyler Hansbrough and Rush? What if the Pacers shelled out $50 million for Afflalo, then brought back Josh McRoberts or spent a little more for a center (DeAndre Jordan, Greg Oden, Sam Dalembert, etc)? That's a real basketball team! Especially for a kooky regular season like this one — 66 games in 120 days — when teams with depth and young legs might have a genuine advantage."

    Thoughts? I didn't realize Afflalo was that good....
    what kind of advice is this guy giving?

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    Default Re: Bill Simmons new article 2-guards

    I like bill simmons but he always seems to not have a good feel for the Pacers.

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    Default Re: Bill Simmons new article 2-guards

    Afflalo is a nice defensive player, but he doesn't really solve any of our offensive woes. We need someone who can create their own shot at the 2.

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    Jimmy Chitwood?
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    That's a real basketball team!
    Yeah if you can play 10 on 10. What a chode.

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    Default Re: Bill Simmons new article 2-guards

    Who says we aren't getting Nene?

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    afflalo for 50M? surely that's a typo?

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    Default Re: Bill Simmons new article 2-guards

    Guys, Simmons is a story teller. Afflallo to the Pacers makes his story interesting. Nothing Simmons writes is set in reality

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    Anyone who says we have a player on our roster named "Jimmy Chitwood" is speaking straight out of their *** and I'm not interested in hearing what they have to say about our team.
    In 49 states it's just basketball, but this is Indiana!

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    Anyone who says we have a player on our roster named "Jimmy Chitwood" is speaking straight out of their *** and I'm not interested in hearing what they have to say about our team.
    Did you really not get the joke?

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    Default Re: Bill Simmons new article 2-guards

    No Hoosiers fans here?

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    OH!!!!!

    I haven't seen that movie in ages.

    My bad.
    In 49 states it's just basketball, but this is Indiana!

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    OH!!!!!

    I haven't seen that movie in ages.

    My bad.
    Go down to the dungeon. We'll let you know when you're allowed to come back up.

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    I think his joke is in poor taste, he clearly doesn't take the Pacers seriously. One what authority does he say that it doesn't look like we are getting Nene or Gasol?
    You can't get champagne from a garden hose.

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    Default Re: Bill Simmons new article 2-guards

    To be honest I'm just happy that Simmons thinks we might sign an African-American player.

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    Man I'm embarrassed.

    My father would be so ashamed. That's his absolute favorite movie.
    In 49 states it's just basketball, but this is Indiana!

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    Has anyone considered throwing money to Marcus Thornton? Kings might just match, but I think he is so underrated. Scorer, very competitive, and young. Id rather have him than Crawford. Would provide a great scoring option next to Danny.

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