Not sure if it has been posted, but we picked Plum early because the Wolves were trying to move up and get him.
I'll root for Miles, no doubt.
The problem being, as a small market team, the best way to build is through the draft. We have to take risks, or take the best player available.
We're not even close to being good enough to draft role players. Even if we were, guys like Miles are a dime a dozen. You can get an even cheaper one through the D League.
There are a hundred reasons to be mad with this pick. I'll still root for Miles.
And he's not on the verge of breaking a hip or some other geriatric condition.
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I like Plumlee. He isnt tatted up and looks like a good kid. Its hard cheering on teams full of tatted up players.
I think that Plumlee was a great pick. We needed another big man with Lou's probable departure. People need to understand that we are in "win now" mode, and TPTB didn't want a project player that they were going to have to invest a lot of time and resources in. Plumlee is ready to contribute right now. All he will be asked to do is play defense, and set screens. He will not care at all about scoring points. He will not shoot unless it is a dunk or a lay up.
I miss Roy Hibbert
Vogel said MP will be a fan favorite, he must not have meant right now.
The buried-on-the-bench undersized senior center from IU, Tom Pritchard, looks at Miles Plumlee and says "I think I could take him"
And you know what, I bet he's right.
The poster "pacertom" since this forum began (and before!). I changed my name here to "Slick Pinkham" in honor of the imaginary player That Bobby "Slick" Leonard picked late in the 1971 ABA draft (true story!)
Perhaps Asher was really Bird.
And apparently he took a lot of the sarcastic comments seriously. Primarily this one.
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"I had to take her down like Chris Brown."
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Funny line from Bill Simmons about our pick at 10:04 in his diary...
10:04 — Instead of taking Miles Plumlee at no. 26, Indiana should have just walked over to Perry Jones and dumped a bucket of manure on him. That's tonight's first pick that elicited outright laughter from everyone in my living room. It's almost like they knew Larry Bird was leaving and wanted to take one last white guy in his honor, only all the white guys got taken and they still stubbornly stuck to the plan. Nope, we promised we'd do it for Larry … just take Plumlee, it will be fine …
Why so SERIOUS
This is my favorite post from that thread.
We may not have gotten one of the best players from Duke's college team, but we did get the 3rd best Plumlee from Duke's college team.
Well his younger brothers followed him to Duke so maybe his younger brothers will follow him to Indiana? Ugh.
I honestly wanted Teague because I heard DC was on the block. I am ok with this pick. It is not like TPTB spent a lottery pick on MP. Chances of any of these players picked around 26th making a real difference are slim. Most will be role players and that's what we got. MP will be a backup big playing the 4-5. We need to exhale and wait and see the rest of the moves. At the very least, Bird added a needed piece to the 2nd unit.
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