For the past two seasons, Larry has brought in quality guys to come off the bench. No matter whom Larry brings in, the results are the same, which is poor production.
Last season, we brought in Gerald Green, DJ Augustin, and Ian Mahinmi. Both DJ and Green are playing well for their new teams, while Ian is about to be demoted to third string.
This year Larry brought in Luis Scola and CJ Watson, whom both started the year strong. Recently Scola resembles a struggling Tyler Hansbrough and CJ resembles a lousy DJ.
Danny Granger, who was supposed to be the true difference maker, has been inconsistent even though he is healthy.
No matter who comes off the bench this year, I get the same bad feeling I got last season, that the Pacers will start playing poorly once the starters leave.
Are we cursed? Is this a flaw in our system? Bad personnel acquisitions? Am I overreacting?