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Pacers.com apologist in denial

Weird article. Just basically telling Pacers fans not to be jealous. That's sad.
The only point the article tries to make is that the Warriors didn't benefit as much as we think they did from the trade. Which is dead wrong, especially considering the chemistry and, not coincidentally, the defensive intensity it helped solidify.

Strangely, he also doesn't mention DunMurpy or the massive amount of money they took on. He doesn't even try to go to the "Diogu is the real key to this trade" card. Why do they have to pee on our parade?

http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/web_070504.html?rss=true

Without question, Stephen Jackson has been a major contributor. He also was ejected twice (sound familiar?) during the Dallas series - and fined heavily by Coach Don Nelson. Al Harrington, however, hasn't adapted well to being moved to center (sound familiar?) and has slipped to the fringe of the rotation. Sarunas Jasikevicius and Josh Powell rarely shed their warmups.

The fact is, the Pacers probably wouldn't have made the playoffs had they kept the roster intact. Donnie Walsh and Larry Bird accurately identified a dysfunctional team that was teetering on the brink of total collapse and acted to make a major change. If anything, the trade delayed the inevitable because it provided the new energy that led to the only real surge of the season in late January and early February.

Here's a bonus feature on the front page called "Dunleavy, A Breath of Fresh Air".
http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/0607_review_dunleavy.html

 

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