Wizop wrote:so how do you approach game 4? do you do the same thing again? Gold Don't Quit, or do you acknowledge that the series will not be won and use the game to give the the young players playoff experience?
by the way, after Nate said we don't have the pieces, I no longer think we'll stand pat this summer.
-Pacers are now one game away from ending their season
-Pacers signed Wes Mathews in a bid to stay competitive
Pulling the vets and playing the young players now of all time just screams "OK we give up"
I know I'm beating a dead horse, but they really should have given bigger roles to the young players the moment Vic got injured, instead of being stubborn about following the original trajectory for the team's season
You say that's giving up, I say that's the team giving the young players a vote of confidence to step up
Signing Wes was, in anyway, telling them that the team does not trust them in times of crisis
But here we are, facing a sweep anyway, wondering if things would have been different if the young players were given a chance earlier this season; as someone mentioned, that's how stars are made sometimes
Anyway it really doesn't make a difference right now
One or two games of experience isn't going to make much impact on their development, might as well just play out the final game or two of the season and then focus on free agency
I really, really hope the team does not get shortsighted again, this FA season is going to shape the team's fortunes for the next few seasons