Even though the Pacers lost to the Bulls, 104-95, it’s just the preseason and signs of improvement will follow. Here are five things I’ve learned from the loss:
Free Agents Acquisitions Shine
Solomon Jones looked to be some guy who will add depth to the Pacers. Yes, that would work, but now he is so much more than that. Jim O’Brien was impressed with his performance of eleven points and three blocks in the 26 minutes he played.
Dahntay Jones showed some promise. The Pacers acquired him as a defensive stopper, and he brought pressure to many Bulls’ players. Luther Head also played well with 14 points scored. He more of a three-point man, but today was his “two-night.”
I am looking forward to more solid performances from these men.
McRoberts, Where The Hell Did that Come From?
Josh McRoberts was, well, brilliant during the preseason matchup. I think I know why Indy resigned the man out of Duke. With a fabulous dunk, I really don’t see him being a disappointment anymore.
McRoberts pulled out six rebounds and some steals as he replaced Troy Murphy and Tyler Hansbrough. McWow!
What About the Draft Picks?
Tyler Hansbrough didn’t play and A.J. Price didn’t play that well that game as he missed all seven of his shots that he attempted. Oh no, right now it isn’t looking good, but it’s the first game they’ve played. Price did apply some good defensive moves.
Welcome to the NBA, folks!
Training-Camp Additions…Not So Good
With the training camp additions of Rod Benson, Demetris Nichols, and Lawrence Roberts, none of them really aren’t that impressive. Like Tim Donahue said of Eight Points, Nine Seconds, they look like training camp folds.
Granger, You Still The Man!
Danny Granger, you are just one hell of a player! Granger played the best out of both teams, having 27 points scored in only 26 minutes, and this wasn’t even that good of a night for him! Granger is going to look great this season, no doubt about that!
So this is what we’ve learned from this week. Hope you enjoyed this article and stay tuned on October 8, as the Pacers travel to Taiwan to face the Denver Nuggets. Be there, or be square!
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