Also if Lance signs with the Hornets the first game against them next year I hope PG matches up against him and destroys him
So Charlotte offers 9 or 10 million a year for 2 or 3 years and that leaves about 20 million dollars on the table. How can an agent or player justify that?
Who is the spot up shooter to draw attention in that Charlotte lineup? Lance and Kidd Gilchrist on the wings sounds pretty gross to me from that standpoint. They just aren't a good match at all unless MKG makes a significant leap offensively. Meanwhile Lance and PG are such a prototypical match.
I'm assuming Lance will not be back now, I don't think he would meet with them unless they have already confirmed they are willing to top our offer.
"Cut yourself a slice of life before eternal cold comes down" MRH
I think anyone watching the games could easily see Roy and Lance were not a good match last year. I think that is an undeniable fact. Whether it was Lance's fault, Roy's fault or somewhere in the middle (the correct answer here), they did not mesh well together as Lance took over decision making more. I don't think PacersPenguins is wrong to say that they did not play well together. A lot of the things Lance does didn't mesh well with Roy's game last year.
However, I think it would also be a mistake to assume that just because of that the two of them could never learn to play together.
So we'll see a 44.8 FG% Roy instead of a 43.9% one? I can't wait until Lance leaves so that Roy can get that .9% back.
Roy was his usual mediocre self on offense in 12-13. He just happened to morph into Hakeem against the Knicks and Heat in the playoffs, but that was the exception and clearly not the norm.
He could cut Scola and Sloan and immediately be able to do it. He could have waited on Miles, He could have done any number of things to create the room. He chose not to.
The team failing to make out of the conference finals 100% affected this decision. There would be a lot less debate about the LT or what we were willing to pay Lance had the team advanced further than it had previously. I think Bird learned something from not shaking up the core of that 2003-2004 team when he thought he maybe should have. And no I'm not speaking in brawl terms, remember the Pacers didn't exactly come out of the gate like gangbusters the year Ron returned from suspensions. They were barely over .500.
Also, let's be clear, it's not Roy's fault if Lance is not re-signed. As I just detailed there are plenty of other avenues and players that could be affected if we wanted to keep Lance.
Well what I said earlier, I think losing Lance helps Hibbert, but that's it. We will be a worse team by 8-10 games if we lose Lance. But I also don't think Bird/Walsh/Pritchard are going to sit back as the East gets significantly better while we got worse. Something will happen, just a matter of what.
So are some of you wanting to kick Roy/Bird if we don't re-sign Lance?