I really enjoy the trade ideas that come from these discussions about West, Roy, Scola and Lance.
However, that is not the way the Pacer's FO operates! We don't make trades for value. We only trade young, cheap talent with promise for burnt out, old players. We also occasionally trade off the heart and soul of the team for a couple of square pegs to jam into our round holes. What the Pacers have done since Bird has been in charge, IMO, is find young hustle players, keep them for 4 years and let them walk away for nothing. Did we even make an effort to trade McBob, Tyler, Lance or any of the draft picks we have had? We wonder why players bomb here, go someplace else and have decent to career seasons at the next place they go. Maybe because we help players improve their game, thank them for their time and say good bye? SMH! Am I wrong or is our best trade of the Bird/Walsh era ?been Green and Plumlee for Luis's 1/2 season? Seems we can find'em but we can't keep'em or replace'em when we give'em away.
Yeah, but unless the Cavs added Haywood to the deal (which they don't want to do), they wouldn't be able to trade Scola for 2 months. Lucas, Thomas, and Murphy they can trade right away.
EDIT: Although the Cavs signed Joe Harris to a 3 year deal today, so Murphy can't be traded for 2 months.
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"See how stupid those fans sound complaining about the officials. That is one reason why I hate when Pacers fans complain about the refs - does not come across well at all, no matter the merit. "
Mavs still have their $2.7 million room exception to offer Jameer Nelson and are hopeful of completing a deal with the veteran point— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 23, 2014
It's not like any employee of any pro team sits around scanning the internet waves for trade scenarios and exclaims, "Wait! Guys! A mega-trade idea just came across the wire from a poster named SomeRandomSchmoe on PacersDigest, and I think he's on to something --- we need to pursue this ASAP. Let's get a conference call going now, wake everyone up, fire up the projector in the war room, who's got Phil Jackson's cell? Hey you, Jennifer, order in 16 bags of pork rinds, a keg of mountain dew and and load up the beer fridge, let's do this."
There are two types of quarterbacks in the league: Those whom over time, the league figures out ... and those who figure out the league.
up to you to decide if he was serious
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"I had to take her down like Chris Brown."
Banned. Children Banned. Grandchildren Banned. 3 Months.
Is Roy growing a Swaggy P hairdo?
"I've got an idea--an idea so smart that my head would explode if I even began to know what I'm talking about." - Peter Griffin
Anyone else think Roy is looking much trimmer?
And how long has it been since anyone has seen Roy smile?
I may be grasping here, but I am somewhat encouraged by these things.
That picture is encouraging.
I hope Roy can pull it together, rooting for him even though I rip on him when he misses layups