Glancing at Pacers startersPosted by Inside Hoops
The Indianapolis Star (Mike Wells) reports: Jim O’Brien said Danny Granger and Mike Dunleavy, the two leading scorers last season, will start and that he’d be “shocked” if Troy Murphy didn’t. T.J. Ford and Jarrett Jack will battle to start at point guard, and Rasho Nesterovic, Jeff Foster and rookie Roy Hibbert will fight for minutes at center. “I think T.J. and Jarrett both have the qualities of a starter,” O’Brien said. “They’re both going to play huge minutes. Another thing is, Jarrett brings toughness and energy. He’s not limited to the point guard spot. He can also play two-guard.”
InsideHoops.com editor says: If TJ Ford doesn’t start he’s probably going to jump out a window. In his mind, he surely must assume the starting role is his. I’d expect he’d be the clear favorite, and Jack will have to do really special things in training camp and preseason to change that.