It seems pretty apparent that the current Pacers have issues, which seem to stem from from several things, but it's becoming clear that Lance has been getting on people's nerves for awhile. Been a Lance supporter since day 1, but he has really come into his own as a player and can still get better. However, this is a contract year and Lance has definitely someone that's out to "get his" and fill up the stat sheet.
While I like Lance and what he brings to the team, I think the Pacers should sell high on a player. Also, this team needs a pg. Hill just isn't getting things done.
There are 2 pgs that I would love to see in a Pacer uniform. Eric Bledsoe or Reggie Jackson.
Trade Scenario #1:
Lance for Bledsoe straight up. Double sign and trade. Suns need a sg, and Dragic has a very team friendly deal for the MIP. Suns could have a seriously fun team with Dragic-Lance-Green. Pacers need a pg, and Bledsoe is a beast defensively and offensively.
Scola (if retained), Allen or FA
Moving PG back to sg is going to give this team one hell of a defensive backcourt, with Cope opening up driving lanes with his 3pt shooting. Watson-Hill lineup has proven to be pretty effective in the playoffs too.
Trade Scenario #2:
Lance + Ian or Scola + 2nd rounder for Reggie Jackson + Jeremy Lamb + Kendrick Perkins
OKC can keep Reggie for one more season, but I think they need to sell high on him. They won't be able to afford him and he'll want the chance to start. OKC needs a sg too. I know that's 3 ball dominate players, but I think that helps OKC out more. Cause then it should cut down on double teams. Lance will be able to drive all day if Westbrook and Durant are double teamed.
Reggie Jackson is having a coming out party in the playoffs, which I predicted would happen next year. Dude is gonna be a starter for years to come on a team. Dude can play defense with his size and length, and his running a team/offensive ability is finally starting to come around. How could it not playing with Westbrook and Durant for a few years.
Allen or FA
Do you like the trades or think the Pacers really need to get a pg?