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Old 12-06-2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default The Pacers have a legitimate shot

I'm loving this team. They've got all the talent in the world, and I think they can win the East if they begin to gel and keep any offcourt problems (that means you S-Jax) out of the way. They are top to bottom one of the most talented teams in the league.

I honestly think they can come out of the East. I mean, who's going to challenge them? They have enough firepower to run and gun with anyone in the league (maybe not Phoenix I suppose), and JO is an intimidating enough presence on the defensive end inside that it helps to make up for their slight defficiency in perimeter defense. They have two different lineups that both work very well against particular teams. One has Tinsley/Jackson/Harrington/JO/Foster, which is a very good rebounding lineup. The other has Granger in there for Foster, and has Al and Jermaine shifting down into the bigman spots. A VERY potent offensive lineup.

And let's not forget the banch. Quis has proven this year that he can be consistent enough when given the minutes. Jasikevicius is probably the team's best 3-point shooter, and is a solid distributer as well. The veteran Armstrong is a great bench guy, and can still play a few spot energy minutes each game. And the rest of the guys (Baston, Harrison, etc) fill in when necissary.

I'm calling it now and saying they will catch the Cavs and win the division, and then make it to at least the ECF. This is the first year in a while that they've actually been without many distractions (Jackson's not included) or injuries, and I think they can go pretty far.
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:57 PM   #2
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We'll see. it's still early in the season and they don't even have a great record. Seeing is belieivng. One thing i don't believe is the pacers beatibg teh Pistons (or the Magic for that matter). Just my opinion.
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:59 PM   #3
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Marquis Daniels needs more playing time
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:05 PM   #4
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Marquis Daniels needs more playing time

...and so more offense.

pacers had a good win tonight vs. magic at halftime and they even led the way at haltime. foster is becoming my favorite pacer and is the epitome of the "blue collar" player.
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:09 PM   #5
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I really like their starting frontcourt of Foster, O'neal and Harrington and they have Granger off the bench. They really need some smarter play (better shot selection) out of their guards, especially Jackson.
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:14 PM   #6
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they've got tons of players I like on that team. Even Rawle has had a few good games for them. I don't know if I like hanging my hopes on Jermaine O'Neal though
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:16 PM   #7
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This team has talent but always ends up disappointing their fans. I'm not sold on O'Neal being the #1 franchise guy. He's good but not that great. And that SJax, brotha has got to go.
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:16 PM   #8
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Ye Pacers are pretty talented bunch, too talented..........
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Old 12-06-2006, 11:25 PM   #9
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Pacers need a PG. Tinsley is average, Cabbages is a designated shooter to bring off the bench, and Armstrong is an old man.

If they had kept Anthony Johnson they would be set. Just a stupid move to trade him for Armstrong.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:17 AM   #10
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How far the Pacers can go depends way too much on Tinsley.
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Originally Posted by RidonKs
I'm loving this team. They've got all the talent in the world, and I think they can win the East if they begin to gel and keep any offcourt problems (that means you S-Jax) out of the way. They are top to bottom one of the most talented teams in the league.

I honestly think they can come out of the East. I mean, who's going to challenge them? They have enough firepower to run and gun with anyone in the league (maybe not Phoenix I suppose), and JO is an intimidating enough presence on the defensive end inside that it helps to make up for their slight defficiency in perimeter defense. They have two different lineups that both work very well against particular teams. One has Tinsley/Jackson/Harrington/JO/Foster, which is a very good rebounding lineup. The other has Granger in there for Foster, and has Al and Jermaine shifting down into the bigman spots. A VERY potent offensive lineup.

And let's not forget the banch. Quis has proven this year that he can be consistent enough when given the minutes. Jasikevicius is probably the team's best 3-point shooter, and is a solid distributer as well. The veteran Armstrong is a great bench guy, and can still play a few spot energy minutes each game. And the rest of the guys (Baston, Harrison, etc) fill in when necissary.

I'm calling it now and saying they will catch the Cavs and win the division, and then make it to at least the ECF. This is the first year in a while that they've actually been without many distractions (Jackson's not included) or injuries, and I think they can go pretty far.


7 years to make your prediction to come to fruition, different roster now.
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