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Old 09-24-2008, 12:02 PM   #16
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Default Re: Questions about O'Neil and answers to Ford, Bast and Nesto

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That is a very good point, but I would hope that minutes would not be an issue. Jarrett Jack had to share time in Portland with Steve Blake so splitting minutes is nothing new for him. Based on what I know T.J. Ford seems like a good guy. He might not be happy with spitting minutes, but I don't think he would totally disrupt the whole team because of it. Like I stated in a previous post all the players involved in the trade have contracts that expire in a season or two so nobody is signing away on any long term commitments. The Pacers went from having major question marks at the point guard position to currently having 4 solid point guards on the roster (Ford, Jack, Travis Diener, & Jamaal Tinsley).


"Based on what I know T.J. Ford seems like a good guy. He might not be happy with spitting minutes, but I don't think he would totally disrupt the whole team because of it."

This is the problem with TJ. He thinks he's so good he should not have to split minutes. As a Pacer fan you have to hope that Jack does not step up his game so TJ is happy. But then TJ is not good enough, intellectually to lead a team anywhere.

The Raptor were on a roll late last year, until TJ returned from his injury. Even with Bosh out, the rest of the team was playing well, again until TJ returned from his injury and was the cause of the chemistry issues the Raptors developed late in the year that took away all the momentum the Raptors had going into the playoffs. (This must sound familiar to Pacer fans)

Also, TJ has the longest guaranteed contract of all the traded members. The Pacers have some space, but will be saddled to TJ's contract for another three years @ 8+mil.

Now, I never liked TJ, so my rant is definetly tinged. And I would like to see the Pacers as relevant to the conference. But if any of you are hoping TJ will somehow take you to the playoffs, well we can talk later in the season.
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