Season is lost; now it's time to move O'Neal, rebuild team from...

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

" I wrote it a few weeks ago and I will write it again: The Pacers are wheeling and dealing their way straight to the NBA draft lottery.

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#155
Apr 17, 2007
 
Eric wrote:
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I don't think Bird and Donnie Walsh have gotten enough criticism for trading away our '07 2nd round pick and an '08 2nd round pick (either our own or the one Phoenix owes us from the James Jones trade) for James White and then promptly cutting White a few weeks later. WTF? We just GAVE away two 2nd round picks for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING....
AMEN! I don't think the Pacers have ever said what really happened in this deal. Is is bad evaluation of talent? Did they find out White was Artest Jr? They screwed up somewhere and nothing was ever made of it.

I thought D Walsh stated a long time ago that he didnt trade draft picks. After Pacers got burned on Tom Owens...you'd think they'd have learned. So is this Larry's doing to trade picks?

I doubt if Bob K goes through these posts, but Bob, when its time for a review of this whole season's meltdown, be sure to include this awful trade.
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#156
Apr 17, 2007
 
Tolerance wrote:
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This is the NBA not Rucker Park. Case and point, look at that BUM Sebastian Telfair. He is playing on the Celtics, the lowly Celtics, and can barely get off the bench. He may be able to do cool things dribbling the ball, but thats not what it takes to be a good PG in the NBA. Just look at 2 of the best PGs EVER: Steve Nash and John Stockton. Two of the least flashy guys ever.
I'm sure Magic Johnson is offended by your statement.
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#157
Apr 17, 2007
 
GO PACERS! FOR NOW AND ALWAYS!

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#158
Apr 17, 2007
 
I agree with a lot of your points, but not all. Jermaine is not the only tradeable player on this team. If you ask me Granger has way more value than O'neal. He is young, has great upside, and his paycheck is considerably less than JO's. Why not trade Granger? He has been everything but consistent. Don't tell me you think he is the savior of this franchise. Sure he is a solid player, but you aren't going to build a title contender around him, and if the Pacers trade Jermaine that is exactly what they will be doing. That would just be another mistake in a long line of mistakes made by management recently. Also, yes Carlisle has to go.
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#159
Apr 17, 2007
 
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Sadly that true, we've been building our hopes on Jermain only to realize how much we gambled on the wrong horse,Jermain is a good player, but he is not a leader, he is not a go to guy, in the last minutes of the game against the Heat we kept giving to ball to Jermain and he did the same thing he did all Year long, shoot it from the out side, he doesn't even bother to look for his team mates, while Granger had the Hot hand. Jermain may be an all-star but he is an all star just as Iverson is - good,selfish and totally lack the ability to lead a team.
If you want to be in the top of the NBA you need to have players that when you give the the ball then have the ability to pass it .
so yes, Jermain must go, and the pacers need to build new team that will play as a team not 4 guys that wonder if Jermain will decide to pass the ball or just take another outside shot
Wow, you never even took one second to consider the problems O'Neal has had with his knee lately. Also, this team of 4 guys who just wonder if Jermaine is gonna pass or shoot. That is Rick Carlisle's doing. The players don't make the gameplan the coach does. By the way, that is Jermaine with an e.
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#160
Apr 17, 2007
 
Hey, does anybody remember that there was a point in time when the fans and the Pacers were about to ship Reggie out of town? Wow, talk about deja-vu. A guy gives you his all, along with the probably the best season of his career and you cut his throat.
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#162
Apr 18, 2007
 
You know, Bobby K., what is missing in your column is the replacement of Larry Legend in the front office. His record of achievement as the Brain of Basketball Operations is worse than Coach Rick's record. Maybe we should have kept Coach Mike Brown, another talent that left the Pacer organization under Bird's watch. I just hate to see J.O. leave, even though I agree he is not the cornerstone to build a championship on, and is our largest talent and trade chip. His level of committment to the Pacers shows the influence of Uncle Reg on him, and he can be a real assest to a rebuilding effort addition. So, you can't say you told us everything, since you didn't write a column that Larry Legend would sink the once rising Pacer Ship.
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#163
Apr 18, 2007
 
How about some water polo?
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#165
Apr 18, 2007
 
Well one thing is certain Larry & Donnie have not been able to see the writing on the wall as Mr Kravitz

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#166
May 24, 2007
 
BAP wrote:
Can't win them all, baby. Somebodies got to lose and the Pacers are the team. It's all about money and when the fans don't get their monies worth is where the problem really lies.
If I were Danny Granger when I saw O'Neal leave I would be do something crazy outside of a club so I could get traded too!:-)

All of this is really stupid! How do you justify getting rid of Jermaine O'Neal? Sit Jermaine out most of next year so he can get health and we can assure ourselves of a lottery pick and get Hibbert from Georgetown. Put Jermaine at his rightful position, at the 4 spot. Your back court will then be set with Granger 3, Jermaine 4 and Hibbert 5.:-)

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#167
May 24, 2007
 
Tolerance wrote:
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This is the NBA not Rucker Park. Case and point, look at that BUM Sebastian Telfair. He is playing on the Celtics, the lowly Celtics, and can barely get off the bench. He may be able to do cool things dribbling the ball, but thats not what it takes to be a good PG in the NBA. Just look at 2 of the best PGs EVER: Steve Nash and John Stockton. Two of the least flashy guys ever.
Neither ever won a championship... uh... you might want to at least include Isaiah Thomas, who is probably one of the toughest little guys to suit up, and also a winner.

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