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    If we cut Ben, we have min. money. Instead of Shaun Livingston or Mike James or Carlos Arroyo, what about a real guy with skill? Guys, Allen Iverson's said that he'd take min to play. We need a ball handler and a spark off the bench, it's not like you lose handle or shooting ability as you grow. The guy has been there and done that. What're your thoughts?

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    Default Re: Anybody thought of this?

    is this serious? Iverson is washed up. Seriously, we might as well sign Avery Johnson since he isn't coaching any more.

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    And we kill Ben because he can't play defense? Good luck with that. Everyone has passed on Iverson for a reason.

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    it's not like you lose handle or shooting
    Yes you do. Being quicker is huge when it comes to dribbling. If you are no longer quick enough to do the amazing cross over, the younger quicker players are going to eat that crossover alive.


    Shooting? Iverson was never known to be a good shooter. He defined the term volume scorer. Most of his career he shot under 42%.
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    How quick is a 40 year old Allen Iverson? In that case lets sign Darrel Armstrong!

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    Well, it'd help out the local casinos a lot. Could Herb write it off as a charitable donation?

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    Default Re: Anybody thought of this?

    Washed up AI vs DJ or BH? I still feel like iverson could easily do better than both...

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    Washed up AI vs DJ or BH? I still feel like iverson could easily do better than both...
    You have to ask yourself why is it that those two are still on the league yet Iverson is not?

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    I wouldn't care if Iverson still had skills. For those that might be too young to know, the vast majority of knowledgeable fans, and I'm guessing the TPTB itself, would want no part of Iverson and the "person" he is.

    If his name is never mentioned again on PD, that would be too soon for me.

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    If his name is never mentioned again on PD, that would be too soon for me.
    Yeah, I'm kinda surprised. I figured his banishment to Europe would show people that he's not an NBA player any longer.
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    Default Re: Anybody thought of this?

    What about T-Mac?

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    What about T-Mac?
    How about any player that was ever really good about 6 years ago?
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    Michael Redd where is this guy?

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    What about T-Mac?
    What about J-Mac?

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    I think the reason he isn't on an NBA team right now is that teams question his willingness (ability?) to play within a specific role. They don't think the risk is worth the marginal gain they get for the role that he would fill. For example, if DJ were to play up to the level of play he has shown prior to this year, that is probably about what AI would give you in the minutes availabe.

    I personally think that AI would be a better lock to produce those numbers, but I also think he's ever going to wear an NBA uniform again, let alone one with Pacers splashed across the front.

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    Going back to the original question that was asked. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say No, nobody has actually thought of this.


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    Jamal Mashburn and Antoinne Walker are both solid ball handlers for their size

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    We just cleaned up the team a few years ago. I'm not quite sure people would recieve him well.
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    The bench is just been inconsistent and mostly terrible. At this point, the Pacers should be doing everything they can to improve the bench. Even if it means signing some of these guys for 10 day contracts and giving them a wirl. I hate that the Pacer's management is satisfied with just sitting on their asses. At least the Colts made move after move to improve their team and they did find some winners in all that moving.

    This team has one of the best starting 5 in the league. Pacer's management should definitely roll the dice on guys coming off the bench. Their roles wouldn't be that large anyhow, and who knows, might find someone who still has a little left in the tank to help this Pacers team to reach the ECF and who knows maybe even the championship. Just sitting around and doing nothing more than benching DJ for Ben is just not smart, IMO.
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    I hear Greg Oden is available too!

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    The bench is just been inconsistent and mostly terrible. At this point, the Pacers should be doing everything they can to improve the bench. Even if it means signing some of these guys for 10 day contracts and giving them a wirl. I hate that the Pacer's management is satisfied with just sitting on their asses. At least the Colts made move after move to improve their team and they did find some winners in all that moving.
    I am not sure what moves you are referring to? 99% of the moves that the Colts made during the season were solely related to injury problems. Without those injuries there would not have been anywhere close to as many moves happening as there were.

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    Going back to the original question that was asked. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say No, nobody has actually thought of this.
    I'll step further out on that same limb and say there are good reasons nobody thought about it.

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