Edit: Or the Lakers! D'Antoni would like him and I think he'd do very well there. Plus they need bodies.
The thing is though, Joe Dumars also went through a stretch were he built a great starting 5 and even won a chip, and now he can't do anything right. Time enough to celebrate Bird's genius if his latest moves work out.
It's a deal you have to make, I think. When it comes to title chances, they only come around so often. This hurts a bit more just because it's a longstanding leader that gets the short end of the stick.
I was at the Blazers game a few weeks back and wondered to myself if that was the last time I'd watch Granger in a Pacers uniform live. Turns out it was.
But I really like this deal for the Pacers. It hurts now, but a trophy could cure that.
Has anyone checked on Paul George
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Read all the replies to my (and other posters) sentiments about the deal.
Still hate it.
I'd rather take my chances at a title by sticking with the guys who got you to this point than taking advantage of some team tanking giving you assets for your one-time franchise player.
I'm not sitting here saying it's not a good basketball move. I watch every game too, and I'm not an idiot.
But you also have to consider, Danny is extremely close with guys like Paul and Roy.
We thought signing Bynum had potential locker room implications?! This has the potential to be MUCH worse.
I don't know, whatever. I probably shouldn't allow myself to post for a few days, to be honest. But I can't bring myself to do it.
Just really busted up over this whole thing. It just sucks.
Let's be honest here (emotions aside), Larry got two 25 year old contributors with expiring contracts for a 30 year old and a 2nd round pick. The Legend is really ****ing good at his job.
Allen is insurance if (when, it would seem now) we exercise the right to cut Scola's deal, and Turner is insurance if Lance ends up costing way too much money. I mean good Lord Larry, don't hurt 'em.
Last edited by Trader Joe; 02-20-2014 at 05:57 PM.
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Think they will be more comfortable to rest Scola (saw reports he's been icing his shooting elbow heavily after games lately, thus possibly why he has been having shooting troubles) now they have Allen?
"George's athleticism is bananas!" - Marc J. Spears
Danny should turn heel and sign with Miami
Being unable to close out a game in which you have a comfortable lead in the 4th Q = Pulling a Frank Vogel
So what do you guys usually do with player's jerseys who aren't on the team anymore? I can't exactly wear it anymore. Maybe I'll pack it away and wear it again 10 years down the road when its obscure like a hipster (or hoopster).
Does picking up Turner give Vogel a better option to try Lance at point guard?
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