Why do I get the feeling that all this emotion stems from his name? He kind of sounds like the nerdy, fancy lad that even the unpopular kids picked on: Miles Plumlee.
Maybe we should start calling him "Sterling Steel" or "Magnus von Armstrong". Somebody call America's Got Talent and see if we can get Nick Cannon to legally switch names with him.
I'm just trying to help...
We needed a backup center that can play now. Plumlee may be able to do that.
For those who don't like Plum, who did you want at backup and how much would you pay them?
Antonio Davis averaged 10.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.5 steals, and 1.1 blocks in 31 minutes per game during his senior year at UTEP. I like my chances with Plumlee.
Maybe I am the one that is wrong, but I don't get too worked up either way about a 26th pick in the draft.
If this guy is still on the team in 4 years then it is a great pick.
And yes, I would also bet money that a player or two taken after the 26th pick will be a better player than Plumlee. Will it be any of the players mentioned in this thread as who the pacers should have taken? I have no idea, but probably not - just going by the odds.
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Pacers to Introduce Miles Plumlee at Press Conferencehttp://www.nba.com/pacers/news/miles...ess-conferenceThe Pacers will introduce Miles Plumlee at an introductory press conference on Friday, June 29th at 1:00 PM. Stay tuned to this URL for the live feed.
Pacers.com will also be following Plumlee all throughout his first day at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, including a live chat scheduled in the afternoon after the press conference (time TBD). No date yet has been set for a press conference with Orlando Johnson.
Looking on the bright side of things, sure Plumlee is at least 2 years older than every one of these players as well, but he also has experience coming off the bench. So maybe he hasn't proven he can score, but he has proven he isn't a starter. So he's got that going for him.
26. Miles Plumlee - 6.6 points per game
27. Arnett Moultrie - 16.4 points per game
28. Perry Jones - 13.5 points per game
29. Marquis Teague - 10.0 points per game
30. Festus Ezeli - 10.1 points per game
31. Jeff Taylor - 16.1 points per game
32. European guy
33. Bernard James - 10.8 points per game
34. Jae Crowder - 17.5 points per game
35. Draymond Green - 16.2 points per game
36. Orlando Johnson - 19.7 points per game
37. Quincy Acy - 12.0 points per game
38. Quincy Miller - 10.6 points per game
39. Khris Middleton - 13.2 points per game
40. Will Barton - 18.0 points per game
41. Tyshawn Taylor - 16.6 points per game
42. Doron Lamb - 13.7 points per game
43. Mike Scott - 18.0 points per game
44. Kim English - 14.5 points per game
45. Justin Hamilton - 12.9 points per game
46. Darius Miller - 9.9 points per game
47. Kevin Murphy - 20.6 points per game
48. European guy
49. Kyle O'Quinn - 15.9 points per game
50. European guy
51. Kris Joseph - 13.4 points per game
52. European guy
53. European guy
54. European guy
55. Darius Johnson-Odom - 18.3 points per game
56. European guy
57. European guy
58. Robbie Hummel - 16.4 points per game
59. Marcus Denmon - 17.7 points per game
60. Robert Sacre - 11.6 points per game
Should we discuss the undrafted players as well?
I guess I didn't realize that if you scored in college, it means you scored in the NBA. That's why Steve Alford was such a great NBA'er, huh.
Pumlee wasn't brought in to score, thats not a good measure. There are reason, many, to criticize this pick, not sure lack of scoring is one of them. Although you'd think with the clanks being produced by Austin Rivers, you'd think he'd have better scoring just from put backs.
Fesenko. Might end up being cheaper than Plumlee. I am disappointed in this pick mostly because I really believe in Fesenko. I think we could have afforded to take the risks on PJ III to develop and mature behind Granger/West, whoever. Im just envisioning a few years from now that we end up regretting taking Plumlee as opposed to one of the dozen players drafted after him.For those who don't like Plum, who did you want at backup and how much would you pay them?
I see Plumlee as a poor man's Ryan Hollins.
We got a new weapon this time around: a Lance forged on the Isle de Coney, built for piercing trolls and false kings alike! Prince Paul rides with this Lance at hand, from the West fortress on Mt. Hibb. He shall pierce the demon heart of your misguided Cavalier, and he shall claim his crown.
~War cry of the Ratking (2013 ECF)
While Plumlee's lack of offensive talent is worrisome, his combination of age, and lack of talent in general is the real issue.
The comparisons to Hansbrough might as well start now. At least Plumlee isn't old, undersized, and lacking talent. He's just old and lacking talent.
I ask because you saw something that our scouts, Larry, Vogel and staff didn't see.
And on the flip side, Plum might be better than players picked ahead of him.Im just envisioning a few years from now that we end up regretting taking Plumlee as opposed to one of the dozen players drafted after him.
With all this said, I'm not going to defend this pick, its done. I think its rare a guy is not very productive in College then becomes a really productive pro. I get the whole getting a role player/dirty work guy, but if this was an elite guy at doing those things, wouldn't it show more at the collegiate level. I need to go back and watch tape, maybe he does all those things that don't show up in the box score, maybe he does set crunching picks and gets every loose ball and play tough post defense. I really don't know, although I'm inclined to think, if he did, he'd play more than 20 mins a game for Coach K.
Maybe he is a late bloomer and becomes this, it seems like he has legit size and ability. Its just a ton of ifs.
I also get the Pacers aren't trying to build a team that won 12 games last year, they are trying to fill out a team that they want to continue to grow together with the existing core.
Lastly, I have no argument against the value of this pick, at all. It really seems like you could have gotten him later and picked up assets.
I take solace in this, if Orlando Johnson was picked at 26 and Plumlee at 36, I'd be okay with it. So there's that.
On to Free Agency.
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The worst thing now is there will be Duke fans and North Carolina fans arguing with each other on this board. It's already starting.