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Pacers Assure Granger They are Looking for another Big

Danny Granger spoke about Indiana's plans to make more trades this offseason.

"We're not done yet," Granger said Saturday. "I talked to management, and we're not done yet. What will happen, I don't know yet. We're still mulling over it. But we got a few things still up our sleeve."

The Pacers now have a void at power forward following the trade of Troy Murphy.

"We're going to have to go after another big, I'm sure," said the 6-foot-8 Granger. "Losing Troy, he was great. I can play the (power forward) but I'm not a true (power forward). So we're definitely going to have to add another big, and I think that will be our main focus."
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That Puts the "Danny Granger prefers to play the 4" comments to rest.

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trade

how about this trade kings trade Carl Laundry to the kings for Paul George and TJ Ford

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How about Brandon Rush and

How about Brandon Rush and solomon jones for Brandon bass

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Brandon Rush, and Saul Jones not a bad idea...

Rush is a shooter, and has good length on the wing. Besides we all know how Orlando loves the 3 ball. Saul is actually from the Orlando area (Mt. Dora), and another shot blocking presence inside. That's not a bad idea

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I wouldn't want to get rid of

I wouldn't want to get rid of Rush just yet, he made some good improvements in his 2nd season and really emerged as a solid perimeter defender. He has some kinks to work out in his game, but he could be a really good glue guy for that Pacers team, because he plays D, doesn't need a lot of shots, but can knock em down when he's open.

Do you guys know what Hansbrough's status is? He's a string of weird injuries

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last i heard Hansbrough is

last i heard Hansbrough is just now back in the weight room and participating in full-speed, non-contact basketball drills.

That inner ear infection they thought he had was actually Vertigo (which wikipedia tells me is an abnormal sense of movement or spinning when no movement is occurring)

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pacers

pacers should consider antawn jamison

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Why would they want an

Why would they want an overpaid undersized PF that can't play D?

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virtigo...a u2 song i believe

virtigo...a u2 song i believe haha hansborough isnt a starter hes a white brandon bass

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virtigo...a u2 song i believe

virtigo...a u2 song i believe haha hansborough isnt a starter hes a white brandon bass

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TJ Ford For Boris

TJ Ford For Boris Diaw.

Bobcats get a possible starter in PG/ or back up to Augustin

Now that the Pacers have Collison I expect them to player at an even faster and more uptempo pace. I can't think of another four in the NBA today who would thrive in that type of offense how Boris Diaw can. With the Suns he was one of my favorite players in the NBA. Great vision of the court, but an average rebounder at best. Diaw could fit in very well with this Pacer team.

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Bobcats already have a

Bobcats already have a possible starter PG or backup, Shaun Livingston. But Ford should be traded, because he is one their best assets other than Danny Granger, and it appears that the Pacers are ready to give up on him now that they have Darren Collison. Ford could be traded for Charlie V. once again. Detroit is looking for a true point guard, instead of Stuckey who is a mix between PG and SG. Charlie V. is a little soft and Detroit does not seem to like him too much, they will give more minutes to Jonas Jerebko, Maxiell and possibly Austin Daye. They could also use a more experienced and seasoned PG instead of the young Terrico White they have now. Charlie V. also plays a lot like Troy Murphy but younger, but still has been in the NBA long enough that he could teach a thing or two Josh McRoberts and Tyler Hansbrough.
TJ Ford for Charlie Villanueva

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It would take a 65 minute game for Charlie V to put up the rebounding numbers Murphy did, they're both slow and can stretch the floor, i'll give you that. I think Indiana needs someone who can mix it up down low, not a soft jump shooter who happens to be 6'11''

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Indiana needs a traditional

Indiana needs a traditional four who can rebound, defend and score a little with his back to the basket.

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Ford for Villanueva I called

Ford for Villanueva I called it a while ago...

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Why would the Pistons trade

Why would the Pistons trade Villanueva, sure, he's not the greatest player.. but if they trade him their big man depth will SEVERELY drop and their size wasn't even good to begin with. Great, they got Greg Monroe who will log a lot of minutes at center, other than that you have Ben Wallace 6-9, Jason Maxiell 6-7 and possibly Jonas Jerebko who actually has great size 6-10 (please don't even mention Chris Wilcox, what a disappointment) So if the Pistons trade for Ford, do you know how many guards they'll have and how small they will be? Stuckey is going to play at least 35 minutes a game so that doesn't leave much time for Ford and I doubt they would play Stuckey at the 2 since they have so many other shooting guards (Gordan, Hamilton, White) This trade doesn't make sense for the Pistons. TJ Ford wants meaningful minutes, which is why he wasn't happy in Indiana. and he's not going to get that in Detroit. Keep in mind Will Bynum just signed a NEW contract for $10.5 Million over THREE YEARS. The Pistons have committed to him as their Back Up Point Guard. Could they be looking for another point guard? Yes, but a third stringer.. most likely a young project/long term type.

As for whoever said Shaun Livingston was the Bobcats back up PG. Really? You would rather have Shaun Livingston over TJ Ford? What has Livingston done in the NBA? With Augustin and Livingston, you are placing your franchises fate in the hands of two unexperienced and unproved point guards (although both very talented) At least TJ Ford has proved himself (double digit scorer and 6 to 7 assists a night) and he's still relatively young (age 27). The TJ Ford/Boris Diaw trade may not happen, but no way he goes to the Pistons especially not for Charlie V. The guy is still 25 years old and I find the idea of Charlie V and Greg Monroe to be intriguing, so I highly doubt he will be moved unless it was for a better post power forward or center

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Orlando

I know he's more of a 5, but what about Marcin Gortat? I don't know if the Magic would move him as mainly a salary dump though, because it seems thats the best the pacers could do for them. They don't have much unless they're willing to trade George.

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Brandon Rush for Ronny Turiaf

Brandon Rush for Ronny Turiaf

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I never said I wanted Shaun

I never said I wanted Shaun Livingston over TJ Ford as my backup point guard, I just was pointing out to someone that the Bobcats really don't need Ford. He would be fighting for minutes along with Augustin and Livingston. Coach Brown has not handed the reigns over to either of them. Next time please read into what I am saying not just what you think I am saying. I am not an idiot, just someone who likes to talk basketball and also try and correct people if needed. And it was needed, because someone was saying that DJ Augustin would start next season, when the decision has not even been made yet.

Now here's another idea that might be a little more respectable. TJ Ford for Jason Thompson. The Kings have plenty of bigs (Cousins, Landry, Dalembert, Thompson, Greene(6'9 pushing 6'10), Whiteside, need I go on?) But the only PG they have is Udrih who isn't your typical starting PG. Ford would definitely get the minutes he wants in Sac-town and he would start. (No, Evans is not a PG, I know some of you call him that because he can pass quite well for a 2, but look at the Kings roster, you will find him listed as a 2, not a 1.)
Like you guys said the Pacers need the prototypical PF, someone who can grab rebounds, bang down low, play some D and not be soft. Thompson is that guy to the core and he happens to be 6'11 even better.

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"Bobcats already have a

"Bobcats already have a possible starter PG or backup, Shaun Livingston"

How else can anyone read into that other than the obvious, which is.. this guy thinks Shaun Livingston is there possible starter or backup. So next time, you read into what your writing. Your pointing out the Bobcats don't NEED Ford? So they don't NEED a proven starter and veteran point guard? Instead they will be fine with a third year point guard who has played no meaningful minutes thus far into his NBA career, and a former lottery pick who has done even less. Then you're not sure if DJ Augustin is starting next year?! They have Augustin and Livingston to choose from to start... its not a hard decision buddy.

And TJ Ford for Jason Thompson? LOL. I can tell you right now the Kings aren't giving up their starting power forward who is only 24 years old. They could get SO MUCH MORE for Thompson and they know that. Sure TJ Ford is a starting caliber PG, but the Kings are building their franchise around Tyreke Evans. A prototypical type of point guard for him would be one with shooting ability and someone who doesn't dominate the ball. TJ Ford is like the exact opposite of who would compliment a player like Tyreke. Sure, Jason Thompson would fit in great with the Pacers; but TJ Ford wouldn't be nearly as affective in Sacramento. Evans needs the ball to be effect and can't shoot. TJ Ford needs the ball to be effect and can't shoot. Come on man, this is too easy, it ain't happening. Jason Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins are the future front court of Sacramento. No way they break that up unless presented with an amazing offer for either of the two. TJ is not an amazing offer. NEXT.

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brandon bass? ronny turiaf? i

brandon bass? ronny turiaf?

i thought the pacers wanted an UPGRADE from hansbrough

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