Dunleavy stays hot, scores 32 points in victory

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Ignorant about the NBA

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#63
Mar 12, 2008
 
I do not understand why so many people are saying that the Pacers will not pay a top draft pick. In the NBA there is a rookie salary cap. Rookies can not make over a certain amount of money. It is NOT like the NFL where veterans suffer because huge money is thrown away on prospects that don't work out. The Pacers can afford to pay a number 1 pick. Greg Oden is only making 4.6 Million a year. O'Neal, Tinsley, Daniels, Dunleavy, Murphy and Foster all make more money than that. You can't tell me that a first pick in the draft would not be better than Tinlsey, Daniels or Murphy. Understand the the rules before making yourselves sound ignorant.
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Mar 12, 2008
 
USF wrote:
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I don't think he was meaning to compare the two, just saying that Reggie didn't play much defense either. As far as getting open, Reggie had the benefit of an offense that had one objection: Get Reggie Open through screens, picks, shoves....whatever necessary. Reggie Miller is a basketball God in this state and I am one of his biggest fans. I don't think anyone thinks Dunleavy is even close to Reggie and everything he brought to this state and organization. Saying all that doesn't take away from Dunleavy. Right now he is playing as hard or harder than anyone, even Foster, and that should be supported by the Pacers true fanbase.
I don't disagree that Dunleavy is trying on offense but to say that he is playing harder than Granger is just a flat out lie. Granger plays hard on both sides of the ball. Anybody that has even watched a half of a Pacers game this year knows Granger is the quite leader of this team. He does everything on both sides of the ball and gets very little credit fot it. If Dunleavy did not play the points could be made up by Rush, Diener and Daniels. If Granger does not play there is no one that can be a defensive stopper and score 20 points.
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Mar 12, 2008
 
Ignorant about the NBA wrote:
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I don't disagree that Dunleavy is trying on offense but to say that he is playing harder than Granger is just a flat out lie. Granger plays hard on both sides of the ball. Anybody that has even watched a half of a Pacers game this year knows Granger is the quite leader of this team. He does everything on both sides of the ball and gets very little credit fot it. If Dunleavy did not play the points could be made up by Rush, Diener and Daniels. If Granger does not play there is no one that can be a defensive stopper and score 20 points.
That's why I said as hard, if not harder than anyone on the team. Trust me, I know how hard Granger plays offensively and defensively. I'm just saying I've never seen a guy take so many charges (I know it's b/c he's beat a lot) and on the floor as much as Dunleavy. I am not taking anything away from Granger whatsoever. I think between Granger and Dunleavy we really have something going here.
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#66
Mar 12, 2008
 
I agree with USF and JA. I think Harrison should get a chance to prove himself while clean. He can't change the past but it looks like he wants to take control of his future in a good way.
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#67
Mar 12, 2008
 
I applaud Dunleavy. How many times have you seen Jermaine tweak an ankle an be out for three weeks ? Dunleavy does it all the time and plays.
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#68
Mar 12, 2008
 
druss wrote:
<quoted text>Oh and I guess the Bulls are a whole lot better their genius!! Apparently you have some kind of interest in the Pacers or you wouldn't be reading about them. You get the Genius Award for sticking your foot in your mouth their "Genius".....
I agree with everything you say here! And we're the laughing stock? How about those 11-51 miami heat?
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#69
Mar 12, 2008
 
Geofff wrote:
I agree with USF and JA. I think Harrison should get a chance to prove himself while clean. He can't change the past but it looks like he wants to take control of his future in a good way.
How has tried to take control of his future in a good way?

By failing his third drug test?

By exploding in the locker room after an incidental foul?

By flat out just being a horrible basketball player?

He's taking control of his future all right, and his future doesn't include an NBA career.
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#70
Mar 12, 2008
 
Mike wrote:
Go Pacers.....And take the Colts with you
Mike from Chicago. You are just mad because the Colts beat your Bears in the Super Bowl. HA!!!
GO COLTS!!!
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Mar 13, 2008
 
Crunch wrote:
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You're from MO, so you probably don't get how WRONG that seems here - Harrison is DONE, Williams is DONE. Diogu doesn't fit the system, unfortunately - but that's a different thing. Neither of them will get another chance here, unless you want people actively physically attacking the team.
Don't know why my profile has MO, but I'm a season ticket holder from IN. Despite his problems I like Harrison and I'm not ready to give up on him, same with Williams. These guys are still kids in mens bodies, there comes a point for everyone when they throw in the towel, but I think they're basketball upside far outwieghs (at this point) they're off the court downside.
Being a small market team these guys are the type talent we have to develop and we simply can't afford to dump for nothing in return just because of bad off-court press.
I don't get where you coming from on Diogu, better up/down the court, can score out of the post and more footspeed. If you watch Foster after about 5-6 minutes on the court he's dragging, then consistently gets beat on the high pic&roll. I like Foster with limited minutes coming off the bench, but he's not our future where Harrison and/or Diogu could be or tradebait.
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#72
Mar 13, 2008
 
The perfect solution would be for the Pacers to lose the rest of their games, get the first pick in the draft and hire Bill Polan to make the pick.

The Colts are the classiest act in the NFL.
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Mar 13, 2008
 
Gary wrote:
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How has tried to take control of his future in a good way?
By failing his third drug test?
By exploding in the locker room after an incidental foul?
By flat out just being a horrible basketball player?
He's taking control of his future all right, and his future doesn't include an NBA career.
I'm talking about since the third drug test, which got the issue in the open, and enabled those around him to help with the issue and understand it.
Staying clean is a step in the right direction as well, wouldn't you agree?
As for the Spurs game, he let his emotions get away from him, a likely result of his body chemistry changing as a result of getting clean. If you've ever known anybody to go from using any drug or alcohol to complete sobriety, you'll know that there will be a cloud or two before you hit clear skies. Its not an easy process and I don't think its fair to demand perfection; rather, we should be looking for overall consistent improvement. He has 18 or so games to show us that.
As for him being an overall bad player, his last two games he's averaged 6.5 points on 6-10 shooting, 3.5 blocks per game and 3.5 boards per game. Not bad for a role player with the potential to be a very solid starter.

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