As predicted: Heat @ Lakers December 25, 2010
And Shaq is close to sign a deal with Celtics.
Since this has kind of turned into an nba thread. The pacers picked up collison and posey, but had to trade troy Murphy. It was a 4 team deal, but I'm on my phone, so I don't really want to go through it all. I'm pretty happy, love collison, don't like giving up Murph, but I think this was a good deal.
Amazing trade for the Pacers.
Like you said, we picked up Collison and Posey for Troy Murphy.
In: Trevor Ariza
Out: Darren Collison, James Posey
In: Courtney Lee
Out: Trevor Ariza
In: Troy Murphy
Out: Courtney Lee
I am hoping we can spin Ford and/or Dunleavy for a PF now. But, I have a feeling we will stand pat and give McRoberts/Hansborough significant minutes. Hopefully Hibbert can stay out of foul trouble and Foster can stay healthy, otherwise we will be hurting for bigs.
Collison is the best PG the Pacers have had since Mark Jackson. I think you're right we do need another big man. I'm fine with Hansborough getting significant minutes, but I don't think McRoberts is going to be a quality NBA guy. Maybe they are hoping Sol Jones turns into something, but I don't know. They have offered to buy out TJ Ford but he refused, maybe he's going to be ok being Collison's back up.
I'm pretty pumped that we'll have a quality PG that can run the show and is an excellent shooter as well.
What was New Orleans thinking. I would have thought Collison would bring back more than that.
I have not been this happy as a Pacer fan in a long time. We may be able to sneak into the playoffs, but then get handled by the Heat in the first round.
As far as another Pacer big man, don't count this guy out.
The Pacers want to keep second-round draft pick Magnum Rolle, but they'll need to clear a roster spot now that they've reached the maximum 15 guaranteed deals.
"He's a big part of what we're trying to do here," team president Larry Bird said. "It's a numbers game. We'll see what happens the next couple months ... He's very active, shoots the ball from 15, 17 feet as well as anyone on our team." Indy is trying to dump T.J. Ford's contract, which could eventually be Rolle's ticket to ride.
Nice trade analysis.