Pacers trim two from roster

Pacers trim two from roster

There are 28 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 30, 2006, titled Pacers trim two from roster. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The Indiana Pacers released John Edwards and rookie swingman James White today to reach the 15-man roster limit.

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Mark Loy

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Oct 30, 2006
Unbelievable. James White has incredible potential. Sarunas has barely credible potential. And yes, he was the bomb in Europe but this ain't Europe and here, in the NBA, the opposing guards think they can steal the ball from him every time he tries to bring it up court. And they're right as he looks unsure of himself and that's like blood for the sharks. This will come back to haunt the Pacers. Very sad.

United States

#2 Oct 30, 2006
unbelievable !!! How can you get rid of a guy with enough talent that you trade UP to get, and hold onto O. Greene ? I love the fact we kept Powell and Marshall, but i think it was a huge mistake to let J.White go. terrible decision. Its no wonder we dont have any Championships in Indiana !!

Buffalo, NY

#3 Oct 30, 2006
amazing, you release james white and keep orien greene because he is a "defensive specialist" He will be lucky to ever get into the game. James White has more talent and potential than Greene.


#4 Oct 30, 2006
Well, I guess the coaching staff saw greater potential in Rawle than White. Sure is disappointing to trade up to get White only to release him 3 months later. It had to be "agonizing" ... wow!!!!

Good luck to James White!:(

Kokomo, IN

#5 Oct 30, 2006
I hope O. Greene turns out to be pretty good. To let James White go I think it will hurt us in the near future. This guy with some time will be on Sport Center Top 10 at least every other week. Bad, Bad Move R.C.
Lil Jon

Denver, CO

#6 Oct 30, 2006
amazing, truly amazing. we trade up to get james white, then release him? and we keep sarunas? i like that we kept both powell and marshall, but really expected to keep white, too.
do we have any draft picks next year?

Plainfield, IN

#7 Oct 30, 2006
Larry Bird you can play but your are really a dumba-- when it comes to judging talent you really do act like the hick from french lick.

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Oct 30, 2006
No wonder ticket prices keep going up!! We pay for more players than we can actually keep. we don't get rid of the players that need to go. i wish I could make a million bucks and not have to play what a deal!!!!!
This team will be lucky to win 20 games.
Mike H

United States

#9 Oct 30, 2006
Extremely questionable decision. I agree that O.G. was/is expendable. I definitely think Powell is a keeper and I like Marshall's energy but I think you need to hold onto someone with the upside of White. He obviously did enough early on in camp to merit a start against N.J. and now after a few mediocre performances he is gone? How about giving the kid a chance to get his "sea legs"? Unbelievable.

Greensboro, NC

#10 Oct 30, 2006
I guarantee J White gets picked up by another organization really quckly. Don't think you could say the same thing about O Greene (injured) or Rawle Marshall. If things didn't work out they would at least have a chance to get those guys back. Don't know how you let a guy go that you gave up two players to get.
Rick James

Tucson, AZ

#11 Oct 30, 2006
all off season the pacers were raving about white with all of his potential, athleticism, versatility, and upside.. not to mention they traded up to draft him and bird even said he considered taking him in the first round... now all of a sudden he's not good enough to make the roster? I believe what it came down to was the fact that the he was the only player on the roster that didn't have a guaranteed contract. they owe edwards almost a million and they didn't want to pay another cut player's salary... cheap fu*ks..... i feel like the pacers misled and lied to the fans with this one. if the kid is all u said he was, how can u justify releasing him?
Tim Allen

United States

#12 Oct 30, 2006
Cut the fat keep the lean!

Bird is a Turd

Bartlett, IL

#13 Oct 30, 2006
After the draft the Pacers fawned over White saying they would have taken him in the first round if Williams had not been available. This organization is a joke.
Ketre Dickens

Staten Island, NY

#14 Oct 30, 2006
I just don't understand the Front Office Decision making. We keep the wrong players(including Jackson and Tinsley)and let the good players go. Bird you were an excellent player and coach, but you are not a good executive. Walsh, I think you are developing Alzheimers. You made pretty good pics in your Pacers career, but you just don't have the wisdom anymore.

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Oct 30, 2006
I have a feeling they will live to regret cutting White. He just needs to get used to defending in the NBA. He's going to be a very good pro. Seems crazy to trade two second round picks and then guarantee his contract for 2 years!(didn't have to give him a contract at all even for this year unless they were going to keep him)

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Oct 30, 2006
I forgot to say who I would have cut/traded in place of about Sarunas?! What a joke! After a whole year in the league he still can't guard a stationary object worth a darn! I can't see how Carlisle and Bird thought Sarunas looked any better than White in the pre-season. He played more and his shooting % was below 30% and seemed to have more turnovers than assists! There is no way this team can win unless Tinsley stays healthy enough to play 40 minutes for 80 games plus the playoffs with Sarunas as the #2 PG. He is not even one-fourth as good as me, he's the worst player on the roster! 4M a year! I like Larry but not as a GM. I never have been a Carlisle fan. Things were at least moving forward each year with Isiah when the team was so young, and the games were fun to watch!

Cupertino, CA

#17 Oct 30, 2006
i love listening to you hillbilly's bicker. do you really think that you know more than Larry Legend or Donnie Walsh?

Laguna Niguel, CA

#18 Oct 30, 2006
Larry Legend and Donnie have me scratching my head on this one. Edwards was a no-brainer, the guy is horrible, but White? I understand it was a tough decision but to cut a guy that you traded two picks for? We should have held onto Alexander Johnson. We can should coulda woulda all season long, and I probably will cuz this has "coming back to haunt us" written all of it. Hopefully the late great Red came to Bird in a dream and told him to do this, otherwise it makes no sense, sorry Bird and Walsh. I hope to god us nay-sayers are wrong

Florence, KY

#19 Oct 30, 2006
There must be 6 players who merited action before White. This is another in a series of failed front office moves. I am sorry for White and embarrased to be from Indy

Fort Thomas, KY

#20 Oct 30, 2006
hehe wrote:
i love listening to you hillbilly's bicker. do you really think that you know more than Larry Legend or Donnie Walsh?

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