Are we going to be running the five man weave as our offense? Could Vogel mastermind the first offense that does not require a single dribble?
Miles/Hill spreads the floor nicely but leaves us short a single above-positional-average ball handler. Its the perfect back-court for a ball dominant SF and I'm yet to be convinced about the maturity of the play-making off the bounce part of PG's game.
The miles/hill backcourt scares the hell out of me.
"He's a strong physical presence out there on both ends of the court. He's a man. There's a reason he was an All-Star." -- Vogel on David West
Bird's biggest blunder was drafting Tyler Hansbrough. We were desperate for a PG, and both Ty Lawson and Jeff Teague were there for the taking. Teague has turned out better than expected, but Lawson was very good at UNC
Being unable to close out a game in which you have a comfortable lead in the 4th Q = Pulling a Frank Vogel
Borrowing this list;
Here's what I see:
I prefer to keep both Hill and Hibbert now that Lance is gone. I would like to see if Stephenson's absence makes a positive difference for them.
We move Hill to SG, or possibly use him as a thirty-plus minute sixth man combo guard, or some blending of those two options.
We pursue the best point guard we can find. Watson and Sloan are decent backup point guards, but one or the other is expendable in a trade for a starting PG.
Scola and Copeland appear to be the other tradeable players especially since Rudez can play a bit of PF (during select matchups) although mostly backing up Paul George at SF.
Now what PG is out there that we can get with our combination of money, other resources, and personnel?
No, but he also spent more time in the trainer's office than anybody we would have had outside of Bynum. I'd bet good money that Lance is the one who started the fight. And I don't think this is hard to believe.
Win more games with Paul George
One SG on the roster, little to no money, no urgency to keep Lance, quiet on the rumor front. My gut tells me we're about to see a big Pacer trade out of nowhere.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Or throw in a first-round pick and flip it for a max-level point guard...
It has to be a trade in the backcourt. I don't see how you can start next year with George Hill and CJ Miles as your starting backcourt and call yourself a contending team.
I wish the Pacers could somehow get Erick Green from Denver.
The best thing is to move Hill at the "2" and find a capable point guard. Bad news is it will probably won't happen. *sigh*