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Diener hopes to offer Pacers help at point guard

There are 121 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jul 20, 2007, titled Diener hopes to offer Pacers help at point guard. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The Indiana Pacers took another step in surrounding coach Jim O'Brien with players that fit his system when they agreed to a three-year deal with point guard Travis Diener on Thursday.

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Your Boss

Elgin, IL

#1 Jul 20, 2007
Hey Pacers: Chris from Lexington is available!
on vacation

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Jul 20, 2007
Wow, four free agents that couldn't even start on an NBDL team.... Pacers are sure making a splash this off season.
With no cap room and some very bad decision-making in the past 16 month or so (regarding personnel), this team is in for a few long years ahead. We've gone from Donnie being one of the best GM's around to know, well, certainly not one of the best.
I'm just glad we didn't re-sign Maceo - 4 million for this guy - come on....
outside the box

Deputy, IN

#3 Jul 20, 2007
3 years for how much??? You know, this is probably okay. It will take at least three years to recover from the last two...maybe somebody is actually beginning to think ahead/plan in realistic terms. But otherwise, is there a more direction-less franchise out there????
Pacers on Mushrooms

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jul 20, 2007
Weiner rhymes with Diener.

Get in line for your Finals tickets.

The IHSAA tickets that is..

Since: Apr 07

United States

#5 Jul 20, 2007
oh whoa is us. the pacer nation groans in unison. did orlando miss something that larry saw?
johnjulian

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jul 20, 2007
The Simons don't care(about basketball) and judging from the media,they're not as sharp in mall production,their production here(Bird,Walsh)has really ended,is lawsuits next for them also?The new guys are all suspect,why can't we get new OPERATIONS PEOPLE(BIRD,WALSH)
RICK M

United States

#7 Jul 20, 2007
Who cares!!!!!!
Just a crackhead

Elwood, IN

#8 Jul 20, 2007
Well that'll fix the problem!! Your Indiana Pacers NBA champs in 08 LMAO
KingBallz

United States

#9 Jul 20, 2007
Yo Homies!
Pacers just need a warm body who can shot the 3's. They are building their game to focus on the PF, SF, & SG spots as their primary focus while spreading the offense to create better fast-break players. This new addition was brought in to allow the stretch to occur and I think this next season is going to be very interesting. Everyone likes to count out the Pacers, but the NBA is a puzzle where you have to put certain pieces together and not look at the overall star caliber of a particular group of players. Also, we are in a bad position over salary cap space and the team just doesn't have any options with players that are not marketable for other teams--or other teams trying to get a sweater deal with our best player in JO.
go horse

Carmel, IN

#10 Jul 20, 2007
thomas lusk wrote:
oh whoa is us. the pacer nation groans in unison. did orlando miss something that larry saw?
No, not really. Bird is an idiot.
roco

Bringhurst, IN

#11 Jul 20, 2007
4 point average sure will help a lot........
AJt

Chicago, IL

#12 Jul 20, 2007
People just like to complain. I guess we are suppose to contend for a championship year in and year out forever..lol. The Pacers are the only club that is not allowed to ever retool and find the right team.
its in the bag

New York, NY

#13 Jul 20, 2007
Pacer roster has sunk to the level of the Kings, Sixers, and Hornets. Now there's some lottery magic.
Lost Ticket Holder

Deputy, IN

#14 Jul 20, 2007
I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! Come on training camp!!! Another player to fit the system!! Bring on the season!! Rush, Graham, Owens, and now Diener...bring it on!!!!
WHY

Rex, GA

#15 Jul 20, 2007
Why sign this kid for 3 years? No other team wanted him and he is most likely going to wash out. Since no other team wanted him why not make it a one year deal and see how he works out? Larry Bird can not help himself. He loves throwing money and years at players that do not deserve it.
Hoosier

Chesterfield, MO

#16 Jul 20, 2007
Always liked Diener in college. He is a high-energy guy, too, which the Pacers can certainly use!
Bubba

Chesterfield, MO

#17 Jul 20, 2007
Who is Danny Granger?

Since: Apr 07

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Jul 20, 2007
Lost Ticket Holder wrote:
I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! Come on training camp!!! Another player to fit the system!! Bring on the season!! Rush, Graham, Owens, and now Diener...bring it on!!!!
And just who did you expect them to go get? Would all of you quit whining if the Pacers just signed last year's East All Star squad? Be realistic. If you don't like the team then go root for Cleveland. You won't be missed.
Go Blue

AOL

#19 Jul 20, 2007
Baston needed minutes to establish his game at this level. He can block shots. The former coach would not give him a opportunity.
hoosier wally

Chicago, IL

#20 Jul 20, 2007
I've seen worse era's in Pacer history. I'm not astute enough to know and judge marginal players impact on a franchise. But remember past acquisitions that helped move the franchise forward. I can name several. Workman, T. Davis, Sam Mitchel, M. Williams, etc. I'm hoping that the recent acquisitions fit O'Brien's system.

He seems to be a better teacher/communicator than Carlisle.

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