Are you sure? cuz i been hearing it would be daniels? Jackson seems like he would be traded because of the way he played (taking many 3pt shots) last season. Either way, i like both Jackson and Daniels, and they'll be good no matter who starts.
i think the reason why jackson played so bad laast year was because he was the 1st scoring option...hes more of a role player, and a second or 3rd option...if we can stay healthy this year, jackson will play much better and not force up shots for no reason...
On my opinion, Granger should start. He spend last season on the bench and performed well. So this season he should be a starter that he could get the playing time what is needed for him to devolop his game to next level.
And I think the starting lineup should look like this (the same):
Last edited by Finn T-Mac : 08-14-2006 at 10:23 AM.
I would be surprised if he started. However, I do think that he should start. He's got more experience than Granger, and he's showed more than Danny as well. If we acquired him from Dallas, I think it would be in the hope that he can play a bigger role here.
However, I'm probably not as big a Jackson fan as many other Pacer fans. I think Walsh and Bird should just ship him out for whatever they can get. Or, even better, package him with someone else (Sarunas, maybe) and try to add talent at the 1 or 5.
I would definitely prefer to see a lineup of
Tinsley - 8 points, 6 dimes, 1.5 steals
Daniels - 10-12 points, 4 dimes, 2 steals
Granger - 10-12 points, 5 boards, 1 block, 1 steal
Harrington - 17 points, 8 boards
JO - 22 points, 10 boards, 2.5 blocks
Though that lineup would be a little short on outside shooting. Still, it would certainly fit the quicker, more athletic philosophy that the front office proposed.
Edit: I added in projected stats. Perhaps I'm overestimating what JO and Al can score, but I think it's reasonable.