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Orlando is working on a contract buyout with forward Glen Davis, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Think we just found Miami's target for that roster spot?
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I was actually hoping that Granger recovered well enough to be a factor in the playoffs in terms of his perimeter shooting. So, I'm a bit skeptical that this move helps us. Turner can score and he has to be better guarding wings, but he has no perimeter game and we are hurting there IMO.
not saying Granger is a stud defensively but he wasn't a slouch most recent memory is when David West had a moment of when keeping it real goes wrong and got ejected Clippers thought that blake was going to score 60 that night...in walks danny granger two attempts at iso on granger against blake resulted in two balls being poked away out of bounds and a very PO'ed doc rivers who saw their one chance at putting any sort of pressure on us go bye bye
He can play. He was the #50 pick in the '11 Draft. He played at Temple for 4 years at the collegiate level. He is 6'9 with a good wingspan.
He had some very good games against the Celtics in the 11-12 ECSF. He averaged 8.5 PPG and 6.5 RPG in 25.7 MPG in the first 4 games of the series but then his time got diminished (I don't remember why).
He is a good rebounder and as far as I can recall he is a good defender as well. Offensively, he could pass at the collegiate level but that hasn't translate in his NBA numbers yet. He has some decent offensive skills although nothing spectacular. His athleticism is better than Scola's but he's not an athletic freak either.
He is one of the players that I like. Of course, I like a lot of bench bigs so that doesn't say a lot. I definitely like the fact that he is part of the deal, though. It will be fun rooting for him
Apologies if anyone mentioned this as I don't have time to sift through every page of the thread. Mike Wells was on JMV this afternoon and mentioned that CJ's twitter was reporting that OJ had been cut. Said he wasn't a bit surprised it was OJ because his Pacers sources had told him that OJ was too "me first" for the Pacers taste. He gave a few examples but I found it interesting he had sources that would say that.
Turner and Stephenson have a lot of similarities. I think the Pacers just want that kind of player on the floor at all times.
Just curious Grimp, what is your opinion the Granger for Turner and Allen deal?
I could see our bench being........
Copeland is a small forward. Some people say stretch 4 but he's 6'8 235. To be a PF you have to at least be 6'9 in most cases. Or possess a massive girth or upper body like Big Baby Davis. Copeland isn't thick, or super bulky in the upper body.
Turner is a much better replacement for Lance than Granger, if we can not re-sign Lance. I hope we can though. There is 0% chance we can keep all 5 starters and Turner, correct?
It sucks we won't be able to keep Lance and ET, but I'm glad we'll get one of them (hopefully Lance)
Stop quoting people I have on ignore!