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  1. A couple of names in mock drafts I have seen linked to the Pacers.

    Jalen Johnson- Duke would not like that pick since he quit on his team.

    Franz Wagner- Michigan.

    Corey Kispert- Gonzaga.

    Not sure if any of these players would make the Pacers a lot better team.

  2. I think it is time for the Pacers to get a break when it comes to the lottery.  3 times in the 80's they got the 2nd pick and we know that the Knicks envelope was frozen in 85.

    83- Sampson and we got Stepanovich.

    85- Ewing and we got Tisdale.

    88- Manning and we got Smits which turned out OK

     

  3. 3 minutes ago, dgambill said:

    I mean it’s like a 1% chance…but sure Cunningham seems like a sure bet. Green probably next up. 
     

    As for where our pick is likely to land. Would love Mitchell or Bouknight to fall to us but who knows who will be there.

    I think the top need is a legitimate PG but there very few of those in today's game

     

  4. I am old and this will make it clear but if he chooses elsewhere then take down the picture of him in a IU uniform.  I don't like seeing these recruits taking these pictures in IU uniforms but doesn't come here.  Charlie Miller was on Indiana Sports Beat the other day complaining about this as well.

  5. 1 minute ago, Andrew said:

    This has nothing to do with gunn lol. Well more than likely have 3-4 players not return next season. Well have space. 

    More than likely we will but will players want to take a chance when we are over signed by 1 right now

  6. 2 minutes ago, Hoosierfan1901 said:

    Futurecast for Syracuse 

    Why go to a place where their coach is 75 years old who could retire any day.  Is Gunn and Take similar in style and position that would keep him from commiting here.  I like Gunn and have watched him many times but don't know how good he will.be here.  With the uncertainty of the scholarship numbers wonder if keeping Gunn's commitment was a bad decision.

  7. 10 minutes ago, dgambill said:

    So…will the Pacers do the impossible and land a top 3 pick??! Will the Minnesota pick go to GS? We shall know soon!

    I hope Slick Leonard spirit is on the room with the machine that the lottery uses.  They are sending Mrs. Leonard as their representative at the lottery.

    If the Pacers is fortunate to get the top pick who would you think they should pick.

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  8. Reds bullpen at it again with giving up 5 in the 8th and it is tied.  Still one out with runner on second.  This front office is totally inept by going into this season with no quality bullpen arms.

  9. 3 hours ago, NotIThatLives said:

    Okay let's play.   dream team versus this year's all NBA team.  

    Starting five versus first team

    Magic Jordan Pippin Barkley Ewing 

    Luka, Kahwi, jokic, giannis, Curry.  

    The only advantage I see is jokic versus Ewing, Ewing would not be able to step out and guard him but that's okay cuz you can bring David Robinson in off the bench or Karl Malone.  The mailman would just come in and break his forearms like Popeye the sailor Man.

    I don't see this extreme athletic discrepancy that some of you guys are fantasizing about. I think we tend to remember the latter years of a player's career when they started to slow down rather than remembering them in their prime like Clyde the glide drexler not old man gray-haired Clyde.

    Or Larry Bird struggling to pick himself up off the floor with a bad back in his last year or two.  

     

     

    I probably wouldn't put Ewing at the top of the Center position. Jabaar, Robinson, Chamberlain and Ologuwan(sp).  

  10. 11 minutes ago, rico said:

    Bingo...that move(s) aren't on Bell.  Lunacy at it's finest.

    It starts at the top and tricked down.  I guess they did changed the scouting department last year so it will be a few years to see how that pays off.

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  11. 2 hours ago, IUCrazy2 said:

    They won't at first, then a Kentucky will drop a large amount of extras on a recruiting class, win a title, and start an arms race.  Same will happen on the football side.  All it takes is one school to start it and eventually everyone who wants to truly compete has to get on board too.

    The funny thing to me is that for most of these schools, the revenue generated by the athletes goes directly back to the athletes.  Our basketball players stay in the nicest apartments in town.  They have tutors.  They have their own practice facility that they get use of any time of day.  And if you removed the college aspect from the teams, these guys would be getting paid an average of $35k a year to play games in places like Sioux City and Fort Wayne to crowds of about 5,000 people.  And they sure as heck would not have the perks that the colleges are giving them.  

    I honestly think that the big time players are given more credit for driving the money than they deserve.  They are there for a year.  Most fans are not tuning in to see Top Rated Player X.  They are tuning in to watch Indiana, Kentucky, Duke, and UNC.  That money is not there if the college name is not attached.  

    I don't care what anybody says, the minor leagues would not make NCAA money with the same players because the attachment to those teams is not there unless you are from the area.  People in Fort Wayne don't care about the Indianapolis Indians and people in Indianapolis do not care about the Mad Ants.  People in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis do care about Indiana, Purdue, and Notre Dame.  The South Bend Steel Heads (fictitious NFL developmental team) are not going to be followed by anyone outside of their footprint.

    I just think the players are vastly overestimating their worth in a sport where the average player is on his team for 2 or 3 years at the big schools.  

    Amen to that

  12. 3 hours ago, rico said:

    Aside from Bell's ineptitude, the Reds FO is to blame for the lack of quality BP arms.

    So true, they yrad d Iglesias for someone who they cut and did not tender a contract to Bradley

  13. Reds lose 5th in a row losing 7-5 in 11 to the Twins. Reds scored 2 in the top of the 10th to take a 5-3 but David Bell brings in the human batting tee in Sean Doolittle.   He gave up two runs without getting and out and all Doolittle throws is a 90 mph fastball.  In the 11th the Twins has a guy on 3rd with one out and instead of walking Sano he pitched to him and he hit a 2 run homer.  I am sorry but David Bell has to go.

     

  14. 2 minutes ago, BGleas said:

    I agree with a lot of that. I just don't think Hornacek is the guy to plant your flag on with this one. He was a player. Don't forget, he was largely defended by Jordan in those Finals too. 

    The flip side to your position is that due to the change in defensive rules, I think there are a lot of guys, primarily some of these smaller guards that are putting up numbers, that wouldn't make it in the NBA of the 90's with the physicality and hand checking. 

    Again, a guy like Seth Curry comes to mind. 

    Even a guy on Trae Young who is very good would struggle with the physicality of the game in the 80's and 90's.  Players back then had to have a different mentality especially going to the basketball.  Now you have free reign to get the basket with no feat of getting your head knocked off

  15. Just now, KoB2011 said:

    Is your argument that humans we're better athletes in the 80s and 90s? It's an absurd, objectively wrong argument if so.

    Whatever and your assertion that players from the past couldn't play  today is absurd as well.  Overall they might be better athletes but to me on the whole they are not better basketball players.  I would love to see Durant trying to guard Karl Malone in the post. If they are better athletes then why do they play less minutes during games and sit out games when not injured.

  16. 9 minutes ago, HoosierDom said:

    Certainly Title IX will complicate things, but, assuming it stands in its current form, I can see a world where only basketball, football and the requisite balancing number of women's sports exist. I don't have a problem with that. I have nothing against baseball, swimming or golf, but I don't see why other people should pay for those sports. I (who have been a tax-payer, student and alum) am happy to pay to help some kid get his degree and I'm happy to pay to help the basketball program (because it entertains me), but I don't want to pay for some kid to golf, no matter how good he or she is at it. Some sports, maybe those you mentioned, will likely be able to survive in some paired back form. I'm okay with them having to severely pinch pennies.

    Because that is what college athletics is supposed to be about.  All college athletes should be rewarded for their hard work.

     

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