Why in the world do the Pacers shoot so many 3's. This has really started to frustrate me lately. THe Pacers really need to take advantage of West and Hibbert inside.
Good thing Portland is playing well or I'd really be pissed. I really feel that the most underrated deal at the deadline was Eric Maynor, he has been playing well in Portland and I hope he sticks around.
I have always been a Pacers fan and my fave player has always been a Pacer. Miller, O'Neal, Granger, George, but I gotta say that Lillard is now the player I like the most.
Yeah, last night was embarrassing for the Pacers. They kept jacking up threes, and I'm shocked that Vogel didn't put a stop to it. West had a tough fourth quarter, but he didn't get enough touches for my liking. Paul George needs to learn how to play offensively when his shot isn't falling. He took so many bad shots that I lost count.
As well as Hibbert is playing on the defensive end (he had six blocked shots last night), his offensive game is frustrating. I don't think the regression from last year is as stark as other people seem to believe, but he needs to be more assertive in getting good post position. He had 12 points in the first quarter and didn't score a point afterward. He has a lot of low post skill, but he doesn't always show it.
The Pacers aren't really a good offensive team. I put that on Vogel.
And it's looking like Danny Granger won't really make a real impact this season.
However, I still feel VERY good about the Pacers now and going forward.
Do you think PG can learn to draw that contact and be a consistent 20ppg scorer?
It's too early to say that Granger won't make an impact, though. He hasn't been back for that long.
Rudy Gay averaged 20ppg in his 2nd year and not too mention Pippen who averaged 8, 14, 17 in his first 3 years and he is deemed one of the greatest players ever.
Granger just had to have another MRI because of pain in his knee. The MRI came back clean, but he's not comfortable on the knee. According to reports, he's having "above average" soreness and they're about to rest him for a few games.
I hope he can. He can't keep relying on jumpers.
Have you ever seen a player learn to draw fouls? To me it seems like a natural part of someones game rather than something learned. A post-game would be awesome for him as well.
I know his first step isn't the quickest, but IF he's more aggressive and just uses his size/athleticism more to attack the basket... I think he'll get to the line at least 5-6 times per game.
PG is playing offense like a 6' 8" OJ Mayo.
That is the best comparison for PG offensively I have heard.
Guys like PG are why I enjoy the off-season, it gives them a chance to work on their game (and you know he will) and then come back the next season with a little bit more to their game.
Look at LeBron he didn't try to learn everything at once he did it piece by piece and is now the most well rounded player in NBA IMO.