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    If the players are all of the same mindset when Granger returns, then it should be seamless whether he starts or plays 6th man. If his return is smooth, then I think its really possible that something Bad@ss could happen in the post-season. The level they're playing at now is definitely *championship contender*. We are good to very good at every starting spot and now the bench really seems solid to me.

    Think about the way the bench has evolved this season. Green and Augustin came in with expectations, but I think everyone would agree that OJ and Pendergraph have grown into more prominent roles. That was definitely not the pre-season vision. Ian has been exactly as expected, along with Tyler. But now we have this awesome Danny or Lance addition to the bench unit that is just going to be like a punch in the jewels to opponents in the postseason. Its just beautiful how the bench has evolved over the season going from suckitude to a legit strength.

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    Eastern Conference Champions.

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    With the #2 seed, I think we have a legit shot to win the East, we just match up too well with Heat.

    And if we get lucky with the matchup from the West, who knows.....

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    If we make it to Finals i do NOT want to play the Spurs or Thunder. Other than that im fine.
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    Contenders without Danny.

    With Danny?

    Favorites... ...

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    If we make it to Finals i do NOT want to play the Spurs or Thunder. Other than that im fine.
    You probably aren't going to be fine then

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    I'll be happy making the Eastern Conference Finals this year. I don't expect a championship this soon after what we have been through. When PG hits his prime though.....WATCH OUT NBA

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    Contenders without Danny.

    With Danny?

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    Hey!!! ... You are wrong, of course. The Pacers are not contenders with or without Danny Granger......

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    Damn, I knew last week was too good to be true.

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    Hey!!! ... You are wrong, of course. The Pacers are not contenders with or without Danny Granger......
    I think we have a shot against the Heat and the Thunder. Now the Spurs scare me to death.

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    Sweep first round.
    Sweep the Knicks in the 2nd round, maybe 5 games.
    Beat the Heat in 6.
    ABA Finals
    "Danny Granger is one of the top players in the league. To move Danny, you better get a lot back." - Larry Bird

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    Hey!!! ... You are wrong, of course. The Pacers are not contenders with or without Danny Granger......
    I guess that depends on how you define contender. How do you define contender (Miami Heat).
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    I expect a very hard fought 2nd round Playoff series ( at the very least ). Will we win? I don't know...I'm leaning towards, yes....and hopefully the ECF or beyond.
    Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.

    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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    I expect a very hard fought 2nd round Playoff series ( at the very least ). Will we win? I don't know...I'm leaning towards, yes....and hopefully the ECF or beyond.
    If the Knicks keep the 3 seed then NY fans are gonna be really sad.
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    I agree with handoverfist. I think we can beat anybody, but the Spurs really scare me. And as always, Thanks Larry Legend.
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    If the Knicks keep the 3 seed then NY fans are gonna be really sad.
    I have no problem with that......
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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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    You know what's scary....but more wierd?

    The separation of games between the 2 and 6 spots in the East is 2.5 games.

    A LOT can happen in the span of 2 months.

    Seth is going to have to do a Schedule Breakdown for the Pacers, Knicks, Hawks and the Bulls.
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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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    I'm looking forward to watching our team reacclimate and grow together over the rest of the season. Anything they do in the playoffs is just gravy.

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    I think we have a shot against the Heat and the Thunder. Now the Spurs scare me to death.
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    The season is starting to feel special. If Danny re-integrates well it could start to feel VERY special. I don't expect a title, but I think we could possibly go to the Finals.

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    Okay...here's the Knicks Schedule Breakdown:

    14 Home Game
    - 8 Total Home Games ( Above .500 ) / 4 Home Games ( East - Above .500 ) / 4 Home Games ( West - Above .500 )
    - Notable Home Teams ( Above .500 ) : Miami, Boston, Indiana, Atlanta, GSW, OKC, Utah, Memphis

    - 6 Total Home Games ( Below .500 ) / 6 Home Games ( East - Below .500 ) / 0 Home Games ( West - Below .500 )
    - Notable Home Teams ( Below .500 ) : Philly ( 3.5 games behind 8th Playoff spot ), Toronto ( 4.5 games behind 8th Playoff spot ), Milwaukee ( 8th Spot )

    16 Road Games
    - 9 Total Away Games ( Above .500 ) / 4 Away Games ( East - Above .500 ) / 5 Away Games ( West - Above .500 )
    - Notable Away Teams ( Above .500 ) : Boston, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, GSW, Denver, LAC, Utah, OKC

    - 7 Total Away Games ( Below .500 ) / 6 Away Games ( East - Below .500 ) / 1 Away Games ( West - Below .500 )
    - Notable Away Teams ( Below .500 ) : Toronto ( 4.5 games behind East 8th Playoff spot ), Portland ( 5 games behind West 8th Playoff spot )

    - 30 Total Games Left
    - 17 Total Home and Way Games ( Against Teams Above .500 )
    - 13 Total Home and Way Games ( Against Teams Below .500 )
    Last edited by CableKC; 02-23-2013 at 07:14 PM.
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    Okay...here's the Knicks Schedule Breakdown:

    14 Home Game
    - 8 Total Home Games ( Above .500 ) / 4 Home Games ( East - Above .500 ) / 4 Home Games ( West - Above .500 )
    - Notable Home Teams ( Above .500 ) : Miami, Boston, Indiana, Atlanta, GSW, OKC, Utah, Memphis

    - 6 Total Home Games ( Below .500 ) / 6 Home Games ( East - Below .500 ) / 0 Home Games ( West - Below .500 )
    - Notable Home Teams ( Below .500 ) : Philly ( 3.5 games behind 8th Playoff spot ), Toronto ( 4.5 games behind 8th Playoff spot ), Milwaukee ( 8th Spot )

    16 Road Games
    - 9 Total Away Games ( Above .500 ) / 4 Away Games ( East - Above .500 ) / 5 Away Games ( West - Above .500 )
    - Notable Away Teams ( Above .500 ) : Boston, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, GSW, Denver, LAC, Utah, OKC

    - 7 Total Away Games ( Below .500 ) / 6 Away Games ( East - Below .500 ) / 1 Away Games ( West - Below .500 )
    - Notable Away Teams ( Below .500 ) : Toronto ( 4.5 games behind East 8th Playoff spot ), Portland ( 5 games behind West 8th Playoff spot )

    - 17 Total Home and Way Games ( Against Teams Above .500 )
    - 13 Total Home and Way Games ( Against Teams Below .500 )
    Count games against CHI, IND, and BOS as losses. Top 3 spot up shooting defense teams in the league against a team that love spot up shooting.
    "Danny Granger is one of the top players in the league. To move Danny, you better get a lot back." - Larry Bird

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    He could be what Rasheed Wallace was to that 04 Pistons team.

    I think the Pacers can beat anyone except the Spurs in a 7 game series.
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    Basketball isn't played with computers, spreadsheets, and simulations. ChicagoJ 4/21/13

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    Pacers Schedule Breakdown

    13 Home Game
    - 7 Total Home Games ( Above .500 ) / 4 Home Games ( East - Above .500 ) / 3 Home Games ( West - Above .500 )
    - Notable Home Teams ( Above .500 ) : GSW, LAC, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, OKC, Brooklyn
    - 6 Total Home Games ( Below .500 ) / 4 Home Games ( East - Below .500 ) / 2 Home Games ( West - Below .500 )
    - Notable Home Teams ( Below .500 ) : Philly ( 3.5 games behind 8th Playoff spot ), Milwaukee ( 8th Spot )

    14 Road Games
    - 6 Total Away Games ( Above .500 ) / 4 Away Games ( East - Above .500 ) / 2 Away Games ( West - Above .500 )
    - Notable Away Teams ( Above .500 ) : Miami, Chicago, NYK, Boston
    - 8 Total Away Games ( Below .500 ) / 6 Away Games ( East - Below .500 ) / 2 Away Games ( West - Below .500 )
    - Notable Away Teams ( Below .500 ) : Toronto ( 4.5 games behind East 8th Playoff spot ), Philly ( 3.5 games behind 8th Playoff spot )

    - 27 Total Games Left
    - 13 Total Home and Way Games ( Against Teams Above .500 )
    - 14 Total Home and Way Games ( Against Teams Below .500 )
    Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.

    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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