OdomFan wrote:SmartWentCrazy wrote:OdomFan wrote:I doubt it be any better if you switch Miller on to those Magic or Nets. The Pacers on the other hand with Carter could become better, and imo, much more entertaining. Especially seeing the mid-late 90s squad take on Jordan. Seeing Carter and MJ try to one up each others Dunks.
Reggie Miller is a guy who got historically underrated because people didnt understand how impressive he was playing at the time. He was routinely putting up 63-65% TS seasons at a time when the league average was around 53%.
If you swapped Carter and Miller, the Pacers would've been much worse and the Magic may have won a title.
I don't see how they'd get anywhere close to a title with Miller.
He'd be a good fit next to Kidd but one thing the Pacers had that helped Miller was those bigs that helped him get screens. I don't think it would be just as good in New Jersey from 04 to 09, and and by 09-10 Miller would be 33 years old. less athletic. He was never as athletic as Carter so that be a downgrade right there. He'd get shots seeing as Dwight would draw tons of double teams, but i just don't see them getting that far in the playoffs. Might not even get past Boston.
At age 33, VC had a 54.1 TS when league average was 54.3. Reggie was 59.0 when the league average was 51.1. Clearly Reggie wouldve helped.
Also, here is VCs line vs Boston that year in the playoffs— 14-4-2 on 37/21/83 shooting splits. He was probably the biggest reason that the higher seeded Magic lost to the Celtics.