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    Conrad held yet another interview with Larry Bird today. Summing it up, Bird is pleased with the teams progress thus far, but he believes it could be better and will continue to look for ways to improve.
    Check out the interview, linked below. It looks like we will be seeing some new faces on the squad before long guys..

    http://www.nba.com/pacers/caught_web...012_02_23.html

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    I'm going continue to do whatever I can to make this team better. If I see a player out there I think can make us better, I'm going to go ahead and make the move. It could be a trade, but it's probably going to be picking up somebody off another team just so they can get some money off (the salary cap). We've got a lot of calls in, talked to a lot of people and we're going to try to continue to strengthen this team.
    So looking for money dump/facilitator type trades. Good.

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    So looking for money dump/facilitator type trades. Good.


    Can I just say I hope Bird stays for a very long time.. I always tried to support him even through the tough times and I am finally glad to see his patients is paying off for Pacer nation.

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    By "strengthen", I think Bird means to take more "toughness" pills.
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    Does the team's success thus far have any impact on how you approach the trade deadline, in terms of your interest in pursuing more changes?
    "I'm going continue to do whatever I can to make this team better. If I see a player out there I think can make us better, I'm going to go ahead and make the move. It could be a trade, but it's probably going to be picking up somebody off another team just so they can get some money off (the salary cap). We've got a lot of calls in, talked to a lot of people and we're going to try to continue to strengthen this team."
    The highlighted part sounds to me like Barbosa or Calderon, Toronto needs the cap space to get Wilson Chandler.

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    So looking for money dump/facilitator type trades. Good.
    Yep, exactly why I LOVE having SO MUCH Capspace. I'm glad that Bird didn't blow the whole load during the offseason.
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    The highlighted part sounds to me like Barbosa or Calderon, Toronto needs the cap space to get Wilson Chandler.
    I just have a hard time seeing those guys in a Pacer uniform and I think Bird is looking for a defensive player as well.

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    The highlighted part sounds to me like Barbosa or Calderon, Toronto needs the cap space to get Wilson Chandler.
    good point, and we could use either one of those guys

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    I think that it certainly means that he is looking to add to the current roster and not trade away anyone.


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    The highlighted part sounds to me like Barbosa or Calderon, Toronto needs the cap space to get Wilson Chandler.
    I don't think we'd take on Jose Calderon considering he's owed $10.6M next season. Barbosa, maybe, although I don't think he's really needed all that much.

    Chris Kaman makes more sense to me. If New Orleans can't find a team willing to give them what they want, they may just salary dump him.

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    I just have a hard time seeing those guys in a Pacer uniform and I think Bird is looking for a defensive player as well.
    Calderon has been playing well lately so I'm pretty sure that Toronto's asking price is a bit high right now, maybe they are asking for DC and Larry want's to keep him? adding Calderon and keeping DC could kill two birds with one shot, you get the starting point guard and by moving DC to the bench you also get another scorer off the bench ala Jason Terry or Mo Williams.

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    I wouldn't mind going after Ersan.. He's a FA after this year and the Bucks have too much money on other players.. What do you guys think?

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    good point, and we could use either one of those guys
    We all know how much Danny loves Barbosa, don't those two always get into it whenever we play them to some degree or another? Calderon i'm kind of meh on. I'm hoping more along the lines of Kaman. If they're looking to shed some salary and dump something on us maybe we can make them send us a draft pick our way? wishful thinking but just taking on a contract even though we are getting a player it's eating into our flexibility financially and maybe we can be compensated.

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    I think that it certainly means that he is looking to add to the current roster and not trade away anyone.
    Anyone of importance I would think, I'm pretty sure he is open to trade Lou, Pendergraph, Lance or AJ if a deal comes.

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    I wouldn't mind going after Ersan.. He's a FA after this year and the Bucks have too much money on other players.. What do you guys think?
    Wasn't there a Murphy to Milwaukee deal close (allegedly) a few years back but Larry wanted Ilyasova and the Bucks said no?

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    Anyone of importance I would think, I'm pretty sure he is open to trade Lou, Pendergraph, Lance or AJ if a deal comes.
    I think he's might trade the first round pick if its the right deal.

    I am telling you Ersanity would be great in a Pacers uniform.

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    Kaman is my first choice, but I have a hard time believing the league is just going to dump him here for cash.

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    I think that it certainly means that he is looking to add to the current roster and not trade away anyone.
    Yep. And that's the best part. We still have 2 roster spots left. Improve the team but there's no need to trade away anyone atm.

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    I wouldn't mind going after Ersan.. He's a FA after this year and the Bucks have too much money on other players.. What do you guys think?
    Ersan would be nice and the Bucks are very likely to move him but not in the deadline. My bet is that they will move him during the off-season.

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    Stephen Jackson is wanting out of Milwaukee, maybe they could dump him here?


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    Wilson Chandler or Chris Kaman please.

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    I'm looking at Raymond Felton or Chris Kaman honestly... Felton isn't valuable to Portland anymore and New Orleans just doesn't have interest in Kaman long term.

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    We all know how much Danny loves Barbosa, don't those two always get into it whenever we play them to some degree or another? Calderon i'm kind of meh on. I'm hoping more along the lines of Kaman.
    If we could land Barbosa for a decent price I think you take it. We need another veteran scorer off the bench. Barbosa would fit that role nicely. He would enable us to play Hill at the point while Barbosa runs the 2 with the second team. That's much more appealing to me than the combination of Price/Stephenson and Hill.

    PG - Hill
    SG- Barbosa
    SF- Jones
    PF- Hansbrough
    C- Foster

    That's one heck of a reserve unit!

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    Ersan would be nice and the Bucks are very likely to move him but not in the deadline. My bet is that they will move him during the off-season.
    He's a FA after this season and there won't be any incentive to do a sign and trade from Ersans stand point.

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    Wasn't there a Murphy to Milwaukee deal close (allegedly) a few years back but Larry wanted Ilyasova and the Bucks said no?
    I don't recall this but I could see Bird eyeing Ilyasova before he broke out this year.

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    If we could land Barbosa for a decent price I think you take it. We need another veteran scorer off the bench. Barbosa would fit that role nicely. He would enable us to play Hill at the point while Barbosa runs the 2 with the second team. That's much more appealing to me than the combination of Price/Stephenson and Hill.

    PG - Hill
    SG- Barbosa
    SF- Jones
    PF- Hansbrough
    C- Foster

    That's one heck of a reserve unit!

    He was a pretty big part of those Suns playoff teams. I'd love to bring in a guy with that kind of experience.

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