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Hansbrough gets a little playing time because Jim likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

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    Hansbrough gets a little playing time


    THE `BURBS – You could have said the 13 3-pointers was the highlight of the Pacers’ easy victory over the Raptors.

    Or you could have said Brandon Rush’s 26 points or the 33 assists they got on their 47 field goals.

    I liked the (very small) crowd chanting, “We want Tyler” in the fourth quarter.

    They got their wish when Hansbrough played the final 6:29 of the game.

    I agree with fans, I think Hansbrough should get some court time.

    He’s not ready to be a rotation player yet, but it wouldn’t hurt giving him some spot minutes every now and then.

    An example of that was last week at Utah.

    The Pacers were flat and Al Jefferson and Paul Milsap were doing work on the boards.

    I’m not saying Hansbrough would have had a huge impact on the game, but he would have given the Pacers some life and he could have mixed it up a little bit with Jefferson and Milsap in the paint.

    Pump the brakes on the talk about Hansbrough needing to play in front of veteran James Posey.

    That’s not happening anytime soon because Jim O’Brien likes having players that can stretch the court on the perimeter.

    That’s Posey, not Hansbrough.


    O’Brien said Hansbrough is continuing to progress. One of Hansbrough’s biggest transitions is having to play out around the foul line.

    He’s never had to do that on a regular basis in his career. So he’s having to learn to read the defense, know where the cutters like the ball and when to look for his shot.

    That’s not easy for a player O’Brien still considers a rookie.

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    Last edited by vnzla81; 12-07-2010, 06:39 AM.
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    Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because he likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

    You didn't highlight the most important part. The next two sentences.

    Your problem, my friend, is that you spend too much time looking for what you want to hear. Disregard the whole article for a little segment that everyone already knows about.

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      Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because he likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

      Originally posted by BringJackBack View Post
      You didn't highlight the most important part. The next two sentences.

      Your problem, my friend, is that you spend too much time looking for what you want to hear. Disregard the whole article for a little segment that everyone already knows about.
      I understand your point, the problem here is that I remember hearing the same thing about Josh last year and look how that is working out, look I'm not expecting Hansbrough to play all the minutes a power forward but to only give him garbage time is ridiculous.
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        Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because Jim likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

        How can you complain about the rotation after a victory like last night? The Pacers went to WORK on Toronto.

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          Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because he likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

          Originally posted by vnzla81 View Post
          I understand your point, the problem here is that I remember hearing the same thing about Josh last year and look how that is working out, look I'm not expecting Hansbrough to play all the minutes a power forward but to only give him garbage time is ridiculous.
          The difference is, last year Josh didn't look completely lost and we weren't getting good play out of the 4 spot. I want to see Tyler play too. But it isn't the same situation as last year.
          "I had to take her down like Chris Brown."

          -Lance Stephenson

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            Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because Jim likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

            I hope fans chant his name every home game. Even if O'Brien doesn't listen, it shows Tyler that the fans are behind him and want him to be successful.

            I doubt Hansbrough is the type of guy to lose confidence when they're not getting playing time, but chants like that have to be a good pick me up

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              Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because he likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

              Originally posted by BRushWithDeath View Post
              The difference is, last year Josh didn't look completely lost and we weren't getting good play out of the 4 spot. I want to see Tyler play too. But it isn't the same situation as last year.
              Posey is been horrible in few games and Jim couldn't find time for Hansbrough to play, I'm not saying he should be playing in front of Mcbob, all I'm saying is that at least he should be playing the same minutes as Posey.
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                Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because Jim likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

                The Utah game was bad. There was no excuse for him not to play, but that is the only time I've felt that way.

                I want him to play, but he hasn't earned it when he has. I wish it wasn't the case, but Posey is the better player right now.

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                  Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because Jim likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

                  Just so everyone knows, that is Mike Wells opinion not O'Brien's...There is no direct quote there from Jim.


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                    Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because Jim likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

                    Originally posted by Trader Joe View Post
                    Just so everyone knows, that is Mike Wells opinion not O'Brien's...
                    I don't know about that. Past experience would lead me to agree with Wells, that is indeed O'Brien's preference.

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                      Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because Jim likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

                      Originally posted by Mackey_Rose View Post
                      I don't know about that. Past experience would lead me to agree with Wells, that is indeed O'Brien's preference.
                      Maybe, but the thread title seems to imply that O'Brien directly said this, which just isn't the case. It's actually Wells saying this.

                      However, it's just another Jim thread at this point...what else is there to say that hasn't already been said 1000 times already?


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                        Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because Jim likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

                        Greg Pop likes to go with Bonner over Blair, Splitter, and McDyess at times. I would like to see Hans more, but lets be honest here. Tyler is lost in many aspects of the game.

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                          Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because Jim likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

                          Originally posted by Mackey_Rose View Post
                          The Utah game was bad. There was no excuse for him not to play, but that is the only time I've felt that way.

                          I want him to play, but he hasn't earned it when he has. I wish it wasn't the case, but Posey is the better player right now.
                          Hey Mackey, do you think is fair to point out that you don't like Hansbrough(as a player) and because of that is not surprising that you are saying that Posey is better than him?

                          Truts me I hear many people said the same thing about Josh last year(he also looked lost last year and few games this one) and I still wanted him playing in front of Murphy.

                          Again I don't want him to start or play all 48minutes but I want him playing more often .
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                            Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because Jim likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

                            We'll have to see on Tyler, my opinion is this, he doesn't have much room to grow at this point in his career. He's already 25 years old. The fact he's having a hard time carving out a spot in the rotation right now is not a good sign IMO and more of an indictment of what his career is going to be rather than what Obie is doing wrong. Yes, I understand he is a rookie, but he is a 25 year old rookie that was a 4 year starter on a national championship team in college. He isn't going to get much better than he is now. There's really no way for him to redefine his body like Roy did. He's limited by his height in that aspect.

                            I just think it's probably very likely that Tyler is going to be viewed as one of Bird's mistakes at this point. I was really hoping we'd see him showing some serious progress by around game 20 of this season, but if anything he looks more lost now than he did at the start of the year. Not a good sign...

                            I will admit he's got an incredible motor, but we need to keep his confidence up to, so in that sense I can see where he tossing him 5 minutes or so a game could be a good decision. And like I said, A55 should probably lay off the "We want Tyler" chants in blowout late in the 4th unless we're trying to ruin his confidence and turn him into our human victory cigar.


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                              Re: Hansbrough gets a little playing time because Jim likes players that can stretch the floor/Mike Wells

                              Originally posted by vnzla81 View Post
                              Hey Mackey, do you think is fair to point out that you don't like Hansbrough(as a player) and because of that is not surprising that you are saying that Posey is better than him?

                              Truts me I hear many people said the same thing about Josh last year(he also looked lost last year and few games this one) and I still wanted him playing in front of Murphy.

                              Again I don't want him to start or play all 48minutes but I want him playing more often .

                              That's fair. I haven't hidden my dislike for his game. I also think Hansbrough should be playing, but considering the way he disrupts the offense when he is in, I do not think it is surprising that he is finding himself on the bench so much.

                              I think he should be used in certain situations, the Utah game made perfect sense. But until he diversifies his game a lot more, I don't think he can be anything more than a sporadically used, scoring punch off the bench. He just doesn't do enough to help his teammates on either end.

                              BRushWithDeath's post was dead on. There is no point in comparing Tyler's situation with Josh's situation from last year. They aren't the same at all.
                              Last edited by Mackey_Rose; 12-07-2010, 09:00 AM.

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