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East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#1 » by pacers33granger » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:19 am

Not sure how credible the guy is, but I know Indystar was talking about it too.

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But it seems like the front office may want him getting real minutes as a backup wing. We may be looking for a 3rd string guard where we were planning on a 2nd string guy.
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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#2 » by Scoot McGroot » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:48 am

pacers33granger wrote:Not sure how credible the guy is, but I know Indystar was talking about it too.

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But it seems like the front office may want him getting real minutes as a backup wing. We may be looking for a 3rd string guard where we were planning on a 2nd string guy.


I don’t know his sources but he does seem to get basketball and the business of it much better than most team guys. He used to write for 8pts9seconds but now writes for Forbes’ sports site.
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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#3 » by winter_mute_13 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:23 am

Yeah, I remember him as one of the better writers on 8p9s. Didn't know he left already.

The Sumner news isn't super secret stuff, I guess. It's great that our development program seems to be working. He seemed like a longshot when we drafted him late in the 2nd round. Hope to see more of the young guys come through the pipeline.
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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#4 » by Wizop » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:50 am

I lost my taste for podcasts but wasn't Tony East a regular on the LockedOnPacers cast?
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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#5 » by Scoot McGroot » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:10 pm

winter_mute_13 wrote:Yeah, I remember him as one of the better writers on 8p9s. Didn't know he left already.

The Sumner news isn't super secret stuff, I guess. It's great that our development program seems to be working. He seemed like a longshot when we drafted him late in the 2nd round. Hope to see more of the young guys come through the pipeline.


He’s actually getting paid some money now as opposed to the SB Nation affiliate stuff at 8pts9sec where you might get a couple hundred a year total for the entire site.
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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#6 » by Scoot McGroot » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:10 pm

Wizop wrote:I lost my taste for podcasts but wasn't Tony East a regular on the LockedOnPacers cast?


Same guy.
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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#7 » by Moooose » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:17 pm

This is expected. Sumner is up for a major year and I think he'd be a sneaky good fantasy player.
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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#8 » by Scoot McGroot » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:12 pm

Moooose wrote:This is expected. Sumner is up for a major year and I think he'd be a sneaky good fantasy player.


It will be interesting to see how they use him in summer league and preseason.
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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#10 » by Jake0890 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:23 pm

If we extend this guy, he better get some minutes....
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Post#11 » by Scoot McGroot » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:16 pm

Jake0890 wrote:If we extend this guy, he better get some minutes....



Have to assume Pritchard would be telling Nate the same thing.


Again, seeing a lot of comparison to Billy Beane giving is coach no other option but to play the roster he built in Moneyball.
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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#12 » by Tom White » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:51 pm

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Jake0890 wrote:If we extend this guy, he better get some minutes....



Have to assume Pritchard would be telling Nate the same thing.


Again, seeing a lot of comparison to Billy Beane giving is coach no other option but to play the roster he built in Moneyball.


Seems like KP might be doing the same thing where the front court players are concerned. Thad will be gone, so coach has little choice other than to play Myles and Domas together. Then again, Nate could decide to go small and start Bogie at PF. Wouldn't that be fun? :lol:
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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#13 » by pacers33granger » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:57 pm

Jake0890 wrote:If we extend this guy, he better get some minutes....


It's looking like Nate won't have a choice. If we spend most of our space on Bogie and Rubio, we're still short 2 rotation wings until Vic is back unless Nate tries playing Doug at SG.
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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#14 » by Wizop » Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:01 am

story on theAthletic says Sumner may start some. also quotes Nate liking him.

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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#18 » by pacers33granger » Mon Jul 1, 2019 8:57 pm

That's a really good deal for us. I think the 30th pick this draft (Kevin Porter Jr.) has a contract starting at like $2 mil. So really hard to get numbers that low on anyone with where the cap is.
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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#19 » by Scoot McGroot » Mon Jul 1, 2019 10:32 pm

pacers33granger wrote:That's a really good deal for us. I think the 30th pick this draft (Kevin Porter Jr.) has a contract starting at like $2 mil. So really hard to get numbers that low on anyone with where the cap is.


Yup. Basically puts him as if he was the 31st draft pick in last years draft on a rookie contract. Just guarantees the 2nd to last year a couple months early.
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Re: East: Extension for Sumner 

Post#20 » by Jake0890 » Mon Jul 1, 2019 11:53 pm

I’m very excited to see Sumner play. Supposedly he’s added a lot of muscle and his defensive versatility is exciting. Also good to see us take care of our own.

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