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Old 07-16-2006, 11:03 PM   #1
scipio
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Default What moves would you like to see the Pacers make?

All right, so the offseason is well underway and the Pacers are still looking to deal. They've already dealt Croshere to acquire Marquis Daniels (a very good move, IMO). The daily ISH rumors over the last few weeks have included all sorts of speculation about the Pacers perhaps going after Bonzi Wells or Al Harrington.

So, what deals would guys like to see the Pacers make to help get us back into contention?

I am of two minds about this. I think the Pacers' biggest needs are (1) a first scoring option and (2) a big man.

I personally feel that JO is a great player, but he would be better served if he did not have to carry the scoring load for us. So, with that in mind I would be delighted to see the Pacers pursue Allen Iverson. He's been mentioned in all sorts of rumors, and he'd fit very well here if we could get him. We'd have to give up value to get him, so Granger would probably have to go, and perhaps Shawne Williams. I'd hate to see him leave, but AI is worth it. A deal of AI for Granger, S-Jax and Tinsley sounds all right. That would give the Pacers a lineup of:

Johnson/Sarunas
AI/James White
Marquis Daniels/Shawne Williams
JO
Foster/Harrison

I think that team would work well. If we could add a decent SF (Bonzi? Jeffries? Rasual Butler?), that team would be really good, IMO.

The Pacers could also instead pursue a big guy like Troy Murphy or Jamaal Magloire.

I'm most interested to hear what you guys want to see the Pacers do.

Edit: If the Pacers could perhaps add Darius Songailia for relatively cheap, he could serve as a back up 4 and fill Croshere's old role quite well.

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