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    I just read this on another board. Says ESPN news is reporting it.

    Anyone know about this?

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    Default Re: Artest to have surgery?

    At the top of Pacers.com:

    Artest to Undergo Surgery
    Ron Artest will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his left thumb. No timetable has been set for his return.
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    Kstat was telling me the same thing.

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    Al, it's time buddy. It's time. You've been waiting for this opportunity. Make it worthwhile.

    Likewise JB, although we've all pretty much given up hope on you. You wanted us all to "see it" this year. It's not too late.

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    According to the Duke, Stepen A. Smith is reporting he'll be out indefinitely.

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    Suddenly having Al doesn't sound so awful. I mean, yeah he kinda blew the other night, but so did everyone else. I think it was just one of those games.

    Obviously this makes him the starting 3.

    Not sure about Bender.

    It makes sense to give him Al's role, but my guess is at least at first Carlisle will ignore him and give that spot to Croshere and let Pollard get more time.

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    This is it for Al and JB. They either prove their worth NOW or we move them in the offseason.

    I just hope Ron's back in time for the playoffs.

    I think we can kiss 60 wins good-bye.

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    Yeah, just heard this on ESPN 950.

    Supposdly surgery is today they say.

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    It makes sense to give him Al's role, but my guess is at least at first Carlisle will ignore him and give that spot to Croshere and let Pollard get more time.
    That's possible, right up until we play NO again next Friday. The sight of Mashburn torching Croshere over and over and over again will make Rick change his mind.
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    This is it for Al and JB. They either prove their worth NOW or we move them in the offseason.

    I just hope Ron's back in time for the playoffs.

    I think we can kiss 60 wins good-bye.


    And homecourt advantage if we make it to the finals.

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    Anyone who saw Ron after he fell could tell it was serious. For him to be holding his hand as opposed to guarding his man, you know it's bad.
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    This is it for Al and JB. They either prove their worth NOW or we move them in the offseason.

    I just hope Ron's back in time for the playoffs.

    I think we can kiss 60 wins good-bye.


    And homecourt advantage.
    Maybe in the Finals. We should still be able to secure the top spot in the East.

    Of course, if New Jersey continues on their pace, and the Pistons get Sheed...

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    This is it for Al and JB. They either prove their worth NOW or we move them in the offseason.

    I just hope Ron's back in time for the playoffs.

    I think we can kiss 60 wins good-bye.


    And homecourt advantage.
    Woah, let's not overreact here. We don't exactly have the toughest schedule in the world, and Al can plug in for Artest.

    I think assuming we give solid effort as often as we usually do, this costs us up to 5 (extra) losses.

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    I guess I can safely come back down to my original prediction of 56 wins. That requires a 17-11 finish. If we don't at least get that, I'll be majorly .

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    Default Re: Artest to have surgery?

    Indefinitely. Ligaement surgery on his thumb.

    If he's out 4-6 weeks, he'll just be getting back as the playoffs begin. I think making a move to win a championship this season with a "rental" center would be a bad idea right now, because a deep playoff run just became more of a challenge.

    But I think this opens the door for the AC for Maurice Taylor trade.
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    This is it for Al and JB. They either prove their worth NOW or we move them in the offseason.

    I just hope Ron's back in time for the playoffs.

    I think we can kiss 60 wins good-bye.


    And homecourt advantage.
    Woah, let's not overreact here. We don't exactly have the toughest schedule in the world, and Al can plug in for Artest.

    I think assuming we give solid effort as often as we usually do, this costs us up to 5 (extra) losses.

    Heck, we probably won't even make it to the playoffs now. :P

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    This is it for Al and JB. They either prove their worth NOW or we move them in the offseason.

    I just hope Ron's back in time for the playoffs.

    I think we can kiss 60 wins good-bye.
    I'm very curious to see how this team responds without Artest's defense. This is another test for Carlisle also.

    The optimist in me wants to say that things like this happen for a reason, and at the end of the day, we'll be better off for it happening; even if that means we'll have fewer wins at the end of the year. This can make us a better team.

    Of course, that's the optimist view. It's going to be rough sailing without Ron.

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    Default Re: Artest to have surgery?

    Indefinitely. Ligaement surgery on his thumb.

    If he's out 4-6 weeks, he'll just be getting back as the playoffs begin. I think making a move to win a championship this season with a "rental" center would be a bad idea right now, because a deep playoff run just became more of a challenge.

    But I think this opens the door for the AC for Maurice Taylor trade.
    Yeah, this changes things considerably. I was originally for the GS trade, but now I'm having to re-think it.

    Doesn't matter. There will be no trades for the Pacers this season.

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    Default The press release:

    Indiana Pacers News Release
    Indianapolis, Feb. 19, 2004
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    The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday that All-Star forward Ron Artest will undergo surgery for a ligament tear in his left thumb. Artest sprained the thumb Jan. 17 in a victory at New Jersey when it got caught in Richard Jeffersonís jersey, then re-aggravated the injury Tuesday night in the teamís loss at home to New Orleans. Artest was examined in Indianapolis Wednesday and it was determined that surgery would be required. No timetable has been set for his return. The surgery is expected to take place Thursday in New York City and will be performed by Dr. Michelle Carlson.

    http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/artes...ry_040219.html
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    reduces the chances for a trade indeed, they were small to begin with but ok,

    Ron ? let's face it, this is Ron Artest you're talking about, who's not betting he's back on the court within 3 weeks and in the starting line-up ? they have probably already ordered a protective glove


    and yes I know it is seriour, but nothing any of us can do anything about, who was to expect Al to push him over just to get a starting spot?

    best thing about it is we will learn Al's real heart very quick

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    I want to say the brightside is when Ron's back, his shooting might finally be too because he's healed, but I bet he does this to himself another half dozen times in his career.

    But hey, enjoy the pockets of health.

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    But I think this opens the door for the AC for Maurice Taylor trade.
    That's an interesting thought. No doubt Mo is the better post player and we will be losing Al's post play(and Ron's) as he takes Artest's minutes at "3".

    I actually feel confident Bender will fill in well with steady minutes. Maybe this will be a blessing and make us stronger in the playoffs. Assuming Ron gets back healthy before the season's end, of course.

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    I wonder if Reggie will try to be more assertive with Ron out of the line-up?

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