The Pacer Renaissance…
‘Tis a good day in the Deep Midwest. The Pacers are on the way back. Why?
Because Darren Collison is a legit pass first PG in this league. Love his game. Love it. I can’t believe NO didn’t get more out of this trade. They were forced to trade low, and only got Posey cap relief from this deal. One more year and Collison will be better than Ariza*. It’ll really stink when Paul starts sh*tting the bed to get out of NOLA.
Because Danny Granger is a good scorer, and could be a valuable trade asset come the deadline. Because Hibbert has legit 7 foot length and serviceable back to the basket offense. Because the Pacers have garbage men who know how to play their role, defend and rebound in Jeff Foster, Dahntay Jones and James Posey. Because Luther Head knows how to shoot the ball off the bench, and well, if this George kid pans out…
Why I really think they’re on the come up is the cat pictured above. Lance Stephenson might have some “issues,” but he can get to the hole, he’s a load doing it, can pull up from anywhere, and is one tough hombre from Coney Island. He’s also the all-time leading scorer for high school basketball in the state of NY, and there’ve a been a couple of decent players in the NY and the PSAL…
ROY? I don’t think it’s out of the question, if he plays some defense… More than likely, in January, you’re going to be hearing stories talking about “Lance Stephenson overcoming personal struggles” on ESPN, and mentioned as the steal of the draft.
Personally guarantee he puts on a show at the Rookie Game at All-Star Weekend.
The guy was Born Ready.
*Trevor Ariza must be on suicide watch. Agent loses a big hand to the Lakers, screws you from playing with the back-to-back Champions, and playing for the 3Peat. Now he’s just trying to figure out how in the hell David West is a #2 option in the NBA.