The Pacers have been away from the Fieldhouse since Tuesday getting all of the players acclimated to life on the road before the real roadies kick in during the regular season.
Tonight's game should be a great test against the talented Bulls team, but if Danny Granger doesn't play then we're looking at individual effort again. The good news is that Granger might play or at least could play, although I don't expect him to play unless his ankle is truly 100%.
Personally, I can't watch the young guys play enough but I'm also ready for the regular season. I really enjoyed watching the revamped starting lineup play together earlier in the preseason. They seemed to be coming along nicely when Granger tweaked his ankle. Hopefully they'll continue that trend when the games start to count next week.
After the jump, a few links of interest including stories on the sliding scale for ticket prices and the "watchability" of the Pacers.
Pacers ticket prices hitting new heights
Mike Wells reports on the Pacers' version of the NBA's sliding scale pricing for game tickets depending upon the opponent.
BDL's 2010-11 Season Previews: Indiana Pacers - Ball Don't Lie
KD puts together a nice, sober preview of the Pacers upcoming season.
Pacers' McCarty glad to be back home again in Indiana
Jeff Rabjohns reports on Walter McCarty coaching in his home state with the Pacers.
NBA Watchability Scale 2.0: Helping You Decide Which Teams To Follow This Season
Mike Prada offers his thoughts on each team's "watchability" as we head into the season. Last year he slotted the Pacers at 24, so at least they're trending in the right direction.
What This Season Means To … Danny Granger
Jared Wade offers up a thorough breakdown of Danny Granger.
- Pacers Season Preview: What To Expect From The Blue And Gold | KentSterling.com
- IN BRIEF: Thibodeau anticipates almost-full crew tonight :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Splitter isn't available for opener
Mike Monroe reports that the Spurs won't have Tiago Splitter helping out in the front court for their opener with the Pacers. The game is actually on Wednesday.
NBA approves modifications to instant replay
The NBA's Board of Governors has approved several modifications to its instant replay rules.
Ten days to go for Class of '07 extensions
Marc Stein reports thet the labor uncertainty may increase the pool of free agents from the 2007 draft class.