Counting down the days untill DJ Augustin's contract expires.
The Pacers will get it together at some point and I think you'll be right; it's probably too early to read too much into this 4-7 start. But that doesn't change my view that we'd be better off with someone like Varejao instead of having to rely on Hibbert.
It doesn't hurt as bad today as it did the day Cuban fleeced us. I never once thought the overall move to get Ian, and Augustin were anything but terrible. Almost everyone declared what a good overall move it was and now we'd have a great distributor in Augustin and a big man who had worked for the past 5 years with Dirk and Duncan who could protect the rim.
Of course the fact that he still couldn't rebound or protect the rim even after playing 5 years with 2 of the best big men in the league didn't really matter, he was going to come in here and tear it up.
If Walsh wanted Ian he could have most likely signed him for 1 year at 4 mil and not give anything away to Cuban, better yet we could have signed the Center Cuban did by offering Kaman a longer contract while saving the money in keeping DC and Barbosa.
Just checking to see if this post ever appears. Only one of my previous five have actually appeared.
"Every time I pitched it was like throwing gasoline on a fire. Pkkw! Pkkw! Pkkw! Pkkw!"
- Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh
If this team doesn't get out of their funk and takes on a whipped puppy attitude, Granger returning isn't the answer even with him wearing his Batman costume and doing his best impression of Batman.
The way this team is playing I'm not sure they can dig themselves out of the hole they have put themselves in to make the playoffs. That is such a sad thought after last years suiccess!
I think this is a common misconception. In fact, initially no one liked the trade. It wasn't until after listening to Pacer's propaganda that people actually starting warming up to it.
"We've got to be very clear about this. We don't want our players hanging around with murderers," said Larry Bird, Pacers president.