Edit: Ironically probably the 76ers but the Bucks are much sooner.
The Lost Season
Turner and Allen were just on a plane to Indy this morning. I would guess they were waiting on DG to take his physical with Philly
It's the only thing that would make sense to be holding this up
Last edited by khaos01207; 02-22-2014 at 12:49 PM.
The Lost Season
You also have to consider when the trade deadline falls. The Pacers did not have the luxury of waiting another month to see if Granger improved. The time was now, plain and simple.
Yes, you CAN say he played poorly enough to get traded. Face it. If he had come back with full mobility, and playing very good defense, and shooting 48% from the field, then they would have had little reason to consider the trade. He didn't come back even near to what everyone had hoped, and time was running out. He was giving the team nothing in the way of depth, and depth was one of Bird's focus points from the get-go.This move was 100% the result of the team struggling over the past month. Bird wasn't even looking to trade Danny, so you can't say he played so poorly that he got himself traded. Danny's contract was the only real asset that Bird could let go of and Philly knew it.
As far as Bird not looking to trade Granger, perhaps he learned that line from Walsh.
Woj says Danny taking his physical with Philly this morning
No reason to think that's the case. He's been playing solid minutes on the knee, and we've seen no relapses. No reason to think he'll have more knee problems in the immediate future.
Of course, if I went to Philly I might be tempted to acquire some "knee problems" and sit out the season.
This space for rent.
Please let Collins know what he's talking about with Bynum and Turner!
I'd rather die standing up than live on my knees.
"George's athleticism is bananas!" - Marc J. Spears
In one of the 6ers/Pacers game last year, Turner played PG due to Holiday not playing, and had a good game. He's not a PG, but could play it if absolutely necessary. The only reason I remember this game is b/c Turner played well against the Pacers.
That doesn't mean the team doesn't know or feel there might be a possible problem.
You mean like how Pau and Boozer did prior to the trade deadline only to start playing the next game after the TD expired. LOL!
Not true. I'm diwn with this move but in his prime DG averaged between .57 and .59 True scoring percentage, which is exceptionally efficient for a guy putting up high volume. That measures scoring true, but as far as shooting in particular he averaged over 38 percent from 3 5 times taking more than 3.5 3s per game each year and over 40 percent twice despite taking 5.3 and 6.7 per game. For reference reggie the goat shooter was .395 for his career on 4.7 attempts, mitch Richmond was .388 on 3.5, Dirk averages .383 on 3.5, Michael Redd .380 on 4.5 on Danny is .382 on 5.1 attempts. Granger was an exceptionally efficient shooter on his career and especially in his prime. He had similar efficiency to many other great shooters despite shooting the long ball at an extremely high volume, which tends to make efficiency suffer, if Granger weren't thrust into a position where he had to toss up alot of difficult efficient shots he likely could have shot even more efficiently than his already stellar percentages.
Don't let this years Danny who hasn't found his game legs or rhythm cloud the cold hard fact that Danny was an elite shooter from 2007 until game 5 of the 2012 conference finals where his Indiana career essentially ended.
Goodbye Captain, My Captain. I wish you had the chance to sink or swim with your ship on its quest for the "ship".
On the plane to Indy this morning
Something about 2010 lottery picks on planes...
After seeing this (man am I glad I went back to view the entire thread) I can see this trade working one of two ways.
1. As a younger team we allow our emotions to get the best of us, and we play about the same if not worse than we have the past 2 weeks.
2. This lights a major fire under our asses and realize this was done to get this championship **** done THIS YEAR.
With a guy like D.West on the locker room, I'm hoping for the latter. We won't really know until after these 5 cupcake games. We don't have to play our best to blow most of these teams out of the water.
It should be interesting.
FWIW I think Brian Shaw could've worked wonders for Evan Turner and his game