I am in a crappy mood. This may be a result of that. Here is my fear for the next year as a Pacer fan. The Pacers go into this season as we are now. Bird saying patience...patience. The Pacers do not receive any great offers as the season goes on and decide to rebuild with all the cap space next year. Paience...patience. Due to early season injuries and lack of talent the team is out of contention by the all-star break. JOB refuses to let the young players get significant minutes and any improvement of the young core is again stymied. Luckily we have a late season run because it is now paycheck time for all the free-agents. We get the 12th pick in the draft. Four days before the big free agency period begins and the lock out begins. The first 30 games our lost. The league has a new hard cap which lowers our cap relief to about 5 million dollars. With the lock out the free agency period is only 10 days. We sign a few scraps, Keep Bird and JOB for one more season because they have a plan. Then in 2012 we rebuild, or is the St. Louis Pacers who rebuild.