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  • Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

    Take a guess at how you think our roster will look come game one of next season. And try to explain why


    pg: Darren, AJ, Nolan Smith
    sg: Brandon, Kelenna Azubuike, Lance
    sf: Danny, Paul, Earl Clark
    pf: ZBO, Tyler, McBob
    c: Hibbert, Enes Kanter, Foster

    We Pick up Kanter in the 1st round, Smith in the 2nd. Sign Auzubuike to a 2 year deal, and start bring Lance in the mix. We sign Earl Clark to a nice little deal.ZBO come home for 4 years, and Mcbob and Tyler have time to learn. Foster signs a 1 year deal enlight of the new roster, and to help mentor enes.

    or

    We pick up Kemba in the 1st, and trade our 2nd rounder for a future 2nd and cash. Then we sign Shannon to a 2 or 3 year deal, get lance playing, and sign Earl. David West is signed for 3 or 4 years, and Perkins signs a nice deal too, with foster getting excited about the roster, and signing for one more year.


    pg: Darren, Kemba Walker, AJ
    sg: Brandon, Shannon Brown, Lance
    sf: Danny, Paul, Earl Clark
    pf: David West, Tyler, McBob
    c: Roy, Kendrick Perkins, Foster
    "Did we learn anything?"-Jonathan Ames

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  • #2
    Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

    I predict there won't be a roster.

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    • #3
      Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

      i predict that this thread is and will be a headache.
      "Sometimes, when you look Andy in the eyes, you get a feeling somebody else is driving." -- David Letterman

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        Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

        Too many determining factors but I'm starting to get a feel for Kyle Singler in the mid-first round (somewhere around 15-17). There aren't many guys I like at all besides him and a few others depending if they fall or not. Naptown_Seth tell me what you think about him.. If I recall you don't like him as a pro but I just want to know.

        Singler looks improved from last year and he is probably capable of being a BIG time scorer if he wasn't surrounded by very good players. Don't know how that translates though.. He's probably just a little bit of a more scrappy and competitive, smoother shot, version of Mike D. which is pretty good for a mid-first pick. Not much upside though, and he's kind of a tweener 3/4.

        I'd rather trade our pick for some real value though. Some guys I think we may have a puncher's chance at getting from trades are Igoudala, Kevin Martin (I don't know about this one though), or Luis Scola who I'd love. Free agents I'd like are David West, DeAndre Jordan, and Greg Oden (that is if it's a low risk-high reward type contract).

        But again, just way too many determining factors so this is all just hypothetical spitballing.

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          Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

          Originally posted by BringJackBack View Post
          Too many determining factors but I'm starting to get a feel for Kyle Singler in the mid-first round (somewhere around 15-17). There aren't many guys I like at all besides him and a few others depending if they fall or not. Naptown_Seth tell me what you think about him.. If I recall you don't like him as a pro but I just want to know.

          Singler looks improved from last year and he is probably capable of being a BIG time scorer if he wasn't surrounded by very good players. Don't know how that translates though.. He's probably just a little bit of a more scrappy and competitive, smoother shot, version of Mike D. which is pretty good for a mid-first pick. Not much upside though, and he's kind of a tweener 3/4.

          I'd rather trade our pick for some real value though. Some guys I think we may have a puncher's chance at getting from trades are Igoudala, Kevin Martin (I don't know about this one though), or Luis Scola who I'd love. Free agents I'd like are David West, DeAndre Jordan, and Greg Oden (that is if it's a low risk-high reward type contract).

          But again, just way too many determining factors so this is all just hypothetical spitballing.
          If we picked singlar JOB would use him at the PF. He reminds me of mike Dunleavy i wouldnt draft him if i were bird. We need bigs

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            Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

            But there are no bigs in the mid-first round that are any good in my opinion.

            Plus, Kyle Singler has a much, much more competitive nature than Mike along with what might be a less streaky shot. I'd assume, I know the assume joke , that JOB is gone this year and he wouldn't be used at power forward. Even if he was a clone of Mike, with the lack of talent in this draft I wouldn't be upset at all with picking him up.
            Last edited by BringJackBack; 01-01-2011, 05:43 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

              Just looking ahead, I think it's only possible to state who from the present roster might be here as well as holes that we think will be filled. So, I'll go with the following:

              C - Hibbert, FA ($5M)
              PF - FA ($10M), McRoberts (re-signed at $3M), draft pick (PF/C combo), Hansbrough (maybe)
              Wings - Granger, Rush, George, Dunleavy (re-signed at $5M), Stephenson
              PG - Collison, Price (maybe), FA/Trade ($3M)

              A second draft choice will be on the roster at center or as a wing.

              A PF free agent and a draft pick will be used to shore up the defense and rebounding in the front court. I think the Pacers would rather re-sign Dunleavy, a commodity known to them, as a 3rd-4th wing rather than having to spend $10M for a more talented player.

              It's possible that a second player will be acquired for PF either through trade or free agency. If so, either Hansbrough will be gone or McRoberts will not be re-signed.

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                Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

                Originally posted by BringJackBack View Post
                But there are no bigs in the mid-first round that are any good in my opinion.

                Plus, Kyle Singler has a much, much more competitive nature than Mike along with what might be a less streaky shot. I'd assume, I know the assume joke , that JOB is gone this year and he wouldn't be used at power forward. Even if he was a clone of Mike, with the lack of talent in this draft I wouldn't be upset at all with picking him up.
                I would rather pick Jajuan johnson than singlar. We have so many wings. But Johnson is projected 2nd rd that will problly change. But there are some bigs that will be there in the middle of the first that is worthy of the pick.

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                  Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

                  Originally posted by BornReady#6 View Post
                  Take a guess at how you think our roster will look come game one of next season. And try to explain why


                  pg: Darren, AJ, Nolan Smith
                  sg: Brandon, Kelenna Azubuike, Lance
                  sf: Danny, Paul, Earl Clark
                  pf: ZBO, Tyler, McBob
                  c: Hibbert, Enes Kanter, Foster

                  We Pick up Kanter in the 1st round, Smith in the 2nd. Sign Auzubuike to a 2 year deal, and start bring Lance in the mix. We sign Earl Clark to a nice little deal.ZBO come home for 4 years, and Mcbob and Tyler have time to learn. Foster signs a 1 year deal enlight of the new roster, and to help mentor enes.

                  or

                  We pick up Kemba in the 1st, and trade our 2nd rounder for a future 2nd and cash. Then we sign Shannon to a 2 or 3 year deal, get lance playing, and sign Earl. David West is signed for 3 or 4 years, and Perkins signs a nice deal too, with foster getting excited about the roster, and signing for one more year.


                  pg: Darren, Kemba Walker, AJ
                  sg: Brandon, Shannon Brown, Lance
                  sf: Danny, Paul, Earl Clark
                  pf: David West, Tyler, McBob
                  c: Roy, Kendrick Perkins, Foster
                  What happened to Posey and Inferno?

                  They both have guaranteed Contracts that will be on the books in 2011-2012.
                  Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

                    Quit trying to take Kemba. You can't have him. He's staying at Uconn. :P

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                    • #11
                      Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

                      would rather play predict the coach on the sidelines for the pacers next season.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

                        we need a draft thread

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                          Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

                          Originally posted by croz24 View Post
                          we need a draft thread
                          http://www.pacersdigest.com/showthread.php?t=58886

                          I tried, but no one really posts in it.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

                            I would like to ask you guys what you think of David West. This year he is averaging 18.9 points per game on .525 fg%. That is simply outstanding.

                            His rebounding has taken a nosedive but I am not sure if he's in a slump, he starts hitting the boards later in the season, or if this is a product of age, but it is a fair concern.

                            This guy is the absolute dream player to put with Darren Collison. Great PnP and PnR player. He is getting up in age, but if we sign him to a 3 year deal then I think that this is no big deal.

                            I know that a lot will complain about age, but he is just one of the better players in the league right now for an above .500 team.

                            Him, Danny, George, Hibbert, and Collison with all of our other pieces is a very nice team as long as we bring in a new coach that isn't prone to screwing everything up.
                            We need better than solid. No JJ Redicks, Andray Blatche, Mike Dunleavy type guys to have big roles on our team.

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                              Re: Predict the Pacers '11-'12 opening day roster

                              Originally posted by beast23 View Post
                              Just looking ahead, I think it's only possible to state who from the present roster might be here as well as holes that we think will be filled. So, I'll go with the following:

                              C - Hibbert, FA ($5M)
                              PF - FA ($10M), McRoberts (re-signed at $3M), draft pick (PF/C combo), Hansbrough (maybe)
                              Wings - Granger, Rush, George, Dunleavy (re-signed at $5M), Stephenson
                              PG - Collison, Price (maybe), FA/Trade ($3M)

                              A second draft choice will be on the roster at center or as a wing.

                              A PF free agent and a draft pick will be used to shore up the defense and rebounding in the front court. I think the Pacers would rather re-sign Dunleavy, a commodity known to them, as a 3rd-4th wing rather than having to spend $10M for a more talented player.

                              It's possible that a second player will be acquired for PF either through trade or free agency. If so, either Hansbrough will be gone or McRoberts will not be re-signed.
                              I could live with McBob at 3 mil hoping he'll be the 2cd. big off the bench.
                              Dunleavy at 5mil is far too much for a 2cd wing off the bench. Backup wings are a dime a dozen. Dunleavy won't be getting any offers over 3 mil, if we're smart we wait that one out and get him for a 3 yr deal that starts around 2.5 mil.
                              Larry Bird qouted March 25th. 2015:

                              Bird: I wanted to keep our group together because in the summer, if David and Roy opt out, we're back to zero, really. We don't have that much, so you leave your options open. If we did make a trade, I didn't want to take on a lot of contracts -- because that's what usually happens. Plus, I liked my guys. They're playing well. If we keep the core together and Paul comes back healthy, we'll be right back to where we were.

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