The J Rocka wrote:
I believe they talked to Birdman, but he wasn't interested (he wanted to go to MIA).
More than likely the case now. Before the season, he wanted to come here, but we surprisingly passed and signed Lou instead. I still don't understand that decision.
IND fans really liked Lou last year. He's still clearly a vet-min guy, but they said he was tough, hustled, and held his own. Here's the difference in stats:
2011-12 IND: 60 Games, 12.6 mpg, FG 43.0%, 3.7 RPG, 0.2 APG, 3.5 PPG
2012-13 MIN: 17 Games , 8.5 mpg, FG 33.0%, 2.5 RPG, 0.1 APG, 1.4 PPG
If we ever make a deal with IND, I think we should send him back there. As they approach the play-offs, they could use a stabilizing back-up PG like Ridnour, because Augustin has been pretty bad with only occasional competance. When Shved gets back, and Rubio is gobbling up the PG minutes, a package of Ridnour + Amundson should be attractive to the Pacers. There's lots of talk about the Pacers trading Granger, who's due back in early February, and if we are still anywhere close to making the play-offs at that point, I think they'd have to listen to an offer of Williams + Ridnour + Amundson.