How bad is his leg? It's supposedly been hurting him all season, and now he takes a couple weeks off. It's a good time to give the leg some rest in preparation for the end-of-season and playoffs, but still, it is concerning that it hasn't gotten better over the past 3 months. Has it gotten worse?
I believe he is a very great player, but I also believe he is the most expendable of the Pacers top 6 players. I've wondered if they might try trading him because of his high trade value and his self oriented approach to basketball. But I wonder if the Pacers haven't gone too far with the idea of trading him because they know he couldn't pass a physical.
Will he be a Pacer next year. I get the feeling that he won't. But I hope he is, unless he becomes a distraction because of dissatisfaction with not starting.