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    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!

    Mike Wells: @MikeWellsNBA on Twitter

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    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

    Cutting Ben?
    "Your course, your path, is not going to be like mine," West says. "Everybody is not called to be a multimillionaire. Everybody's not called to be the president. Whatever your best work is, you do it. Do it well. … You cease your own greatness when you aspire to be someone else."

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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

    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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    This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.

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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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    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

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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

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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

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

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

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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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    Why didn't we get him over Young in the first place?

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

    Now that I think about it, Pacers should think about bringing Kmart, let him replace Ian and you can ad some more scoring, rebound and D to the second unit, maybe bring both of them? Kmart and Pietrus would be an upgrade over Ian and Young for sure.

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

    Always was a fan of Pietrus and was surprised he wasn't signed in the offseason.

    I'd gladly welcome him here. He'd add some more offense in starting lineup over Young and Green plays his familiar role off the bench.
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    Default Re: Mike Wells: Pacers reach out to Mickael Pietrus

    I've always liked Mickael Pietrus, so as a short term band aid I'd be ok with that.

    What about Josh Howard? Why not get a guy who actually has, in the past, been seen as a go-to guy instead of Pietrus who's always been seen as a complimentary player? At least with Josh you know there is the potential to excel.

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

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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

    Because Howard is a malcontent?

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

    Its probably coincidence, but he seemed to get hurt every game I've seen him play in the last few years.

    He reminds me of a poor mans Stephen Jackson. He has the size and ability. He seemed to get old quick. Who knows, you could do worse, though.

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

    Eh, saw a lot of Pietrus in Boston last year. That knuckleball 3 pointer is ugly, and it's going in less often than it used to. Would not be especially excited with this.

    A Gerald Green fan who now finds himself rooting for the Suns.

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

    Sigh...I guess I'll just become a huge Pietrus fan and change my username to LoanGranger...

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    I really want nothing to do with Pietrus, we have enough players making bad basketball plays.

    Are there any 3 and D guys available? Delonte West would help, but then we'd have way too many combo guards.

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