Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  8 responses

Optimism in Indiana

Sometimes, you just gotta have faith: “The record isn’t close to anything Larry Bird and Jim O’Brien desired. The playoffs? They’re not going to happen for these Indiana Pacers. They may be mathematically alive — barely — but coach O’Brien has been conceding for weeks now that the playoffs are a pipe dream beyond rational consideration. And yet … It has been a good season. A productive season. A season of significant growth. Seriously. What? You were expecting a snide comment? For the first time in a long time, there is the sense the Pacers are building toward something, that next year’s playoffs are easily within their grasp if only they add bodies, stay healthy and learn how to play a lick of defense.”

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  • JoeMaMa

    Optimism in Toronto
    Sometimes, you just gotta let Chris Bosh go. “He’s leaving. They’re not mathematically alive – completely – and that will help usher Bosh out of the door. Andrea Bargnani remarked that he’s ready to f*ck sh*t up next season. Yes. A snide comment. Because Toronto fans are so resigned to losing now that they’ll cheer Bosh leaving as long as he leave the way Vince did.”

  • tenorca

    Mike Dunleavy Jr. + Optimism = Delusion

  • JoeMaMa

    *doesn’t* leave

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Danny Granger is that real isht.

  • http://sjsu.edu davidR

    haha tenorca, as another warrior fan we gotta boo lil dunn every chance we get!

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    What’s been amazing to me is that everytime someone went down, another guy really stepped up. Whether it was Stephen Graham at the beginning of the season, or Brandon Rush more recently. Or even the steady play of Jack, Murphy and TJ Ford. I understand the optimism.

  • chintao

    Next year’s Pacers sound alot like this year’s (and next year’s) Knicks.

  • KoBynum716

    2010, bosh signs with indy
    ford, rush, granger, murphy, bosh
    bench-graham, dunleavy, hibbert, jack…
    i can see it happening, not a bad 6 seed for the east