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    Default Mike Wells: Pacers reach out to Mickael Pietrus

    via Twitter Mike Wells is reporting that the Pacers have already reach out to free agent swingman Mikael Pietrus as a replacement for Danny Granger...

    During Mikael's 10 seasons in the NBA on 4 different squads he only averaged more than 10ppg once. That was 06-07 with Golden State. Pietrus would not be anything close to Granger in our lineup, but would provide veteran leadership to a young team in need.

    If Pietrus isn't our guy it is good to know the team is looking for options!

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers reach out to Mickael Pietrus

    Pietrus is a guy I wanted last year, nice to know that they are looking for other options.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers reach out to Mickael Pietrus

    I mean he's a vet, but that's about all I can say. He's a slight upgrade over Sam Young.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers reach out to Mickael Pietrus

    He is an upgrade over Young, he can play D and make shots but he also makes low basketball IQ plays at times, I like him but I would try to get somebody else, they should look to make a trade or something.

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    He is an upgrade over Young, he can play D and make shots but he also makes low basketball IQ plays at times, I like him but I would try to get somebody else, they should look to make a trade or something.
    I agree, but who would we trade/trade for? I think it's clear we are keeping Hill, George, West, Hibbert together. Then our bench is not very enticing if we're looking for a legit replacement while Danny is gone.

    I guess I could see us trading a core piece later on in the season if we are really, really struggling.

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    I agree, but who would we trade/trade for? I think it's clear we are keeping Hill, George, West, Hibbert together. Then our bench is not very enticing if we're looking for a legit replacement while Danny is gone.

    I guess I could see us trading a core piece later on in the season if we are really, really struggling.
    If that happens then you can assume big things in the offseason. Donnie doesn't really make moves in the middle of the year. Plus, just don't know who you'd be able to get that would make a noticeable enough difference to make it worth breaking up one of the most promising cores in the NBA.

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    If that happens then you can assume big things in the offseason. Donnie doesn't really make moves in the middle of the year. Plus, just don't know who you'd be able to get that would make a noticeable enough difference to make it worth breaking up one of the most promising cores in the NBA.
    If we really go into the tank, I could see us trading D.West and his expiring to another team for either a draft pick, another young player, etc.

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    Donnie doesn't really make moves in the middle of the year.
    I'll raise you a Murphleavy and call.
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    If that happens then you can assume big things in the offseason. Donnie doesn't really make moves in the middle of the year. Plus, just don't know who you'd be able to get that would make a noticeable enough difference to make it worth breaking up one of the most promising cores in the NBA.
    Yeah, I really don't think that we will trade any core pieces.

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    they should look to make a trade

    WILSON CHANDLER

    would fit the bill nicely. Get it done KP!

    Edit: he played well in NY when Walsh was there.
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    WILSON CHANDLER

    would fit the bill nicely. Get it done KP!

    Edit: he played well in NY when Walsh was there.
    Wilson Chandler has played worse than Gerald Green has thus far this season.

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    Wilson Chandler has played worse than Gerald Green has thus far this season.

    Ok, but you OMITTED something very important... his CAREER STATS!

    13.7 PPG... 45% FG... 32% 3pt... 78% FT... 5.2 REB... 1.8 AST

    Not to mention he's been a starter which is what the Pacers need, nor is he long in the tooth.



    I'll play the "it's only 4 games in the season" card for his season stats as so many do.

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    Cutting Ben?
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    Cutting Ben?
    Pacers have a roster spot open, I do beleive.

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    Pacers have a roster spot open, I do beleive.
    No, it's a full 15. So Ben is most likely the odd man out.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers reach out to Mickael Pietrus

    Pietrus isn't exactly a scorer himself. lol

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    This may end Ben's run in Indy
    Stop quoting people I have on ignore!

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers reach out to Mickael Pietrus

    Pretty good defender, and a good 3pt shooter.

    Not a world beater by ANY MEANS, but a good vet who can fit a role on a team. Especially one that could use some 3pt shooting.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers reach out to Mickael Pietrus

    Too bad we can't get Redd.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers reach out to Mickael Pietrus

    Pietrus is a very solid Wing Defender that can hit the 3pt shot but has a low Basketball IQ and poor shot selection.

    Other FA options?

    Josh Howard
    QRich
    TWill
    Ryan Gomes
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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers reach out to Mickael Pietrus

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    Pietrus is a very solid Wing Defender that can hit the 3pt shot but has a low Basketball IQ and poor shot selection.

    Other FA options?

    Josh Howard
    QRich
    TWill
    Ryan Gomes
    D.West, M.Redd

    not tooooo much out there.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers reach out to Mickael Pietrus

    Would prefer Elijah Milsap and a few others over him

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers reach out to Mickael Pietrus

    He's actually a great defender. Perimeter defense would immediately get better...but don't see how this even slightly affects our greatest area of need: shooting.

    The guy is a shooter...if he isn't being defended and can take corner pop shots.

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    He's actually a great defender. Perimeter defense would immediately get better...but don't see how this even slightly affects our greatest area of need: shooting.

    The guy is a shooter...if he isn't being defended and can take corner pop shots.
    A lot of our 3pt shots have been fairly open. If Roy and D.West ever pass the ball out of the post, then he would have a chance to get some open 3's.

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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers reach out to Mickael Pietrus

    Honestly, I like the idea of getting Pietrus. He's definitely an upgrade over Sam Young as a starter. I don't know why some of you guys are so down on this. He is kinda like Leandro imo. Which might not help in the playoffs, but will be solid for depth and won't hurt to have while Danny is out.
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