Scoot McGroot wrote:8305 wrote:Topofthekey wrote:I believe this
TJ's pretty great, I've said plenty of good things about him in the two years he's been a Pacer
But there are two problems I have with him
One, he is a bit of a mirage, he's not as good as his highlights make him look. I LOVE watching him hustle and craftily swipe the ball away from the opponent. But for all the extra possessions that he gains the team with his steals, he also gives away too many easy points by not boxing out or recognizing when to switch. He's best used as a nitro boost off the bench, he's not someone who want to play 30+ mpg
Two, his lack of shooting is something that can be exploited by the opponent in the playoffs. He's someone who will help the team win regular season games, which has value don't get me wrong, but you ideally want to have 8 better players ahead of him on your roster when it comes to the playoffs
Aaron, if he had lived up to his potential and turned out to be someone like FVV for us would have put the team in a much better situation
Would be interesting to see the resulting Pacer team had we kept Thad Young at the expense of signing Lamb and TJ.
I think Sabonis would’ve forced his way out before his rookie contract ended, if that was the case. There was a report that if Thad was re-signed, it had to have been to start, or play major minutes, and Sabonis would’ve refused to extend. And McMillan wasn’t excited about starting Sabonis but was kind of resigned to it. If we had kept Thad, I’m sure he would’ve found any reason to start Thad.
Or Pacers would have had to make the call on Sabonis vs Turner sooner. Not sure that would have been a bad thing?