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    Center Ryan Hollins, who was recently released by Cleveland, is a player the Pacers are interested in

    Ryan Hollins | Basketball-Reference.com

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

    I'd be more interested in taking a look at Fesenko (if he isn't signed somewhere overseas) or even Gadzuric before Hollins. He is just terrible.

    But we need another big body.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

    Fesenko isn't signed overseas. I agree with taking a look at Kyrylo first.

    That said, I'd have no problem with giving Hollins a try. He is a big body after all and he is going to be serviceable for a 5th big man.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

    Why don't we aim higher?

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    Why don't we aim higher?
    Cause our aim depends on our needs.

    Do we need a good passer who can move the ball? Get Diaw.

    Do we need a big body who can protect the rim? Get Fesenko or Hollins.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

    "The object of many fans’ wrath for his inability to consistently catch the basketball and finish plays at the rim"

    Vomit, we already have one of those and he starts for us. We really do not need another.

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    Why don't we aim higher?
    OK, but where?? There aren't alot of options right now. This should have been addressed BEFORE the trade deadline... NOT AFTER. Grrrr!

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    Why don't we aim higher?
    You mean like Boris Diaw? I'd rather rent an 8 foot ladder from home depot on a week to week basis.
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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

    I can't say I've seen him play much, but his numbers look pretty terrible. I would think there has to be someone out there better, even the occasional D-Leaguer.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

    I rather have Solo than Ryan Hollins, hell I rather not get somebody than have Ryan Hollins.

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    http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celti...r-ryan-hollins

    One of the world's greatest mysteries is how Hollins can suck so badly at rebounding. He is 7 feet tall, 240 pounds and can jump out of the gym. It seems inconceivable that he would be a below-average rebounder, much less this shockingly below average. Yet last year he was outrebounded by every frontcourt player in the league except for Andrea Bargnani and Brian Cardinal. Wait, it gets better. Among those with better rebound rates than Hollins include Mike Dunleavy, Shane Battier, Evan Turner, Tracy McGrady, Chase Budinger, Thabo Sefolosha and Linas Kleiza. That's a sampling, mind you -- 39 perimeter players were more effective on the glass than Hollins. A lack of strength is partly to blame, which explains Hollins' other standout stat: He committed a foul every 5.94 minutes, one of the league's highest rates, and struggled to battle big centers both in the post and on the glass. But he has value in other respects at the defensive end. He's mobile and can defend the pick-and-roll, and graded out well on Syngery. Offensively, he has no skills except a knack for making short runners, but because he can run and jump he gets his share of free points. Hollins can finish, shooting 72.7 percent in the basket area and ranking seventh among centers in TS%. If he could grab a rebound once in a while, those other skills would make him a useful backup center.

    * For his career, Hollins owns an abysmal total rebounding rate of 10 percent -- aided considerably by his ability to grab offensive caroms, and a defensive rebounding rate of 11.9 percent. As a means of comparison, old friend Semih Erden, never to be confused with Dennis Rodman, owns career rebounding rates of 12.3 percent overall and 17.1 percent defensively. Maybe that helps explain why Erden is still a Cavs employee.

    * In 24 games for the Cavaliers this season, Hollins graded out as merely average offensively (0.848 points per play, 39th percentile), according to Synergy Sports data. He's actually fairly solid going at the basket, thriving as a roll man in the pick-and-roll and putting back misses. As Hollinger notes, his offensive game is highly limited beyond that.

    * Defensively, Hollins graded out at "very good" (0.796 points per play, 72nd percentile). The stats suggest his length makes him a serviceable 1-on-1 defender and his athleticism allows him to defend the pick-and-roll. He does struggle in the post.

    * There's a reason Hollins has been on four teams in six years: he's a flawed big man, but we'll go back to what we keep saying about Boston: Beggars can't be choosers. The Celtics need size, rebounding, and durability. As Meatlof said, two out of three ain't bad. Boston is such a poor rebounding team overall, maybe it can make him look better by comparison (hey, someone's gotta grab the caroms).

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

    Hollins is absolutely terrible. He does not deserve another NBA contract.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

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    You mean like Boris Diaw? I'd rather rent an 8 foot ladder from home depot on a week to week basis.


    I don't necessarily agree, but that is just too funny and needs to be acknowledged as the comedy gold it is.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

    Solo 2.0

    It's indifferent if we sign him. Just play "The other Jeff" more..

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    I think the ladder would give more effort than Boris. It would also know when to shoot the ball too.
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    Solo 2.0

    It's indifferent if we sign him. Just play "The other Jeff" more..
    Solo takes dumps bigger than Ryan Hollins

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

    Dwayne Jones is another guy that hasn't been seen lately but one that I'd much rather sign.

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    Solo 2.0
    It's indifferent if we sign him. Just play "The other Jeff" more..
    Well Bird did say the other Jeff was going to get an opportunity not too long ago.
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    I rather have Solo than Ryan Hollins, hell I rather not get somebody than have Ryan Hollins.


    I'd forgotten about Solo.

    I was a little disgruntled last night when Vogel didn't get Lance and Pendergraph in the game. News flash Vogel, this team is going to need all the Bigs it can use, so get Pendergraph some playing time. With 22 games to go b4 the playoffs, Pendergraph needs all the PT he can get, and that doesn't mean a minute here and there either. Bird gave him a 2 year contract and last week said he was ready to go. Force feed him some PT if necessary. He's can't do any worse than West's recent play.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

    I feel like Pendergraph's name is mentioned on here more times than the amount of SECONDS he's played.

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    I'd forgotten about Solo.

    I was a little disgruntled last night when Vogel didn't get Lance and Pendergraph in the game. News flash Vogel, this team is going to need all the Bigs it can use, so get Pendergraph some playing time. With 22 games to go b4 the playoffs, Pendergraph needs all the PT he can get, and that doesn't mean a minute here and there either. Bird gave him a 2 year contract and last week said he was ready to go. Force feed him some PT if necessary. He's can't do any worse than West's recent play.
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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

    Irrelevant fact:

    At .658 FT% he seems like a decent FT shooter. That can be said for Penderwall as well, though.

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    Vegas odds on how long a certain former Pacer's name gets thrown around as a replacement?
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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

    JO is done for the year. If that's who you meant.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers Interested in Ryan Hollins

    After losing jeff id look for us to sign someone before the payoffs

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