I have to ask after reading the current Question for Larry Bird at Pacers.com. Two weeks ago, I laid down a brief narrative about what we might expect from Travis Diener this year. Here was I said about a best case scenario.
We're not expecting much impact from a backup point guard, but for this exercise we're looking at how each player can raise their game above current expectations. With that in mind, Diener could transform the franchise by turning into the second coming of Mark Price. Think about it, the issues with Jamaal Tinsley would cease to exist if another high-quality, productive point guard could share the load with Tins.
So now let's get back to the question to LJL. I hate to think LJL is stealing my material without giving me credit, so I'll just say that great minds think alike. You be the judge.
A. Travis is the type of player we're looking for in the fact he can shoot the ball, he can get us into our offense, he's quick, he can make plays for other players. I've been following Travis since he was in college and I've always had the utmost respect for his game. He brings a lot of things to our team that we don't have. He sort of resembles Mark Price a little bit. I always had a lot of respect for Mark as far as his ability to dribble the ball, shoot the ball and make plays for other people. Travis has got all those same qualities.