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Mike Dunleavy TJ Ford & 25 NBA players to be playing elsewhere next season

 

1.Mike Dunleavy 

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via www.fantasybasketblog.net

-In 2007, the Pacers traded G/SF -Stephen "Just Shoot Me" Jackson, PF-Al Harrington, PG-Sharunis Jasikevicius, and PF/C Josh Powell to the Golden State Warriors for a bunch of Goldenstate screw ups named F/G-Mike Dunleavy Jr., C/F-Troy Murphy, G-Keith McCloud, and F-Ike Diagu in order get rid of Stephen "Just Shoot Me" Jackson who was constantly making the Pacers look worst on and off the court.  Now personally even though the Pacers ended up with 2 highly over paid guys in Troy Murphy and Mike Dunleavy in this trade, it still got them PG-Darren Collisen and PF-Josh McRoberts.  Yet sadly the Pacers could not get rid of Dunleavy for a superstar like they could with Ike Diagu (traded to the Trailblazers along with G-Jarred Bayless for G/F-Brandon Rush, G-Jarret Jack, and PF-Josh McRoberts) and Troy Murphy who was actually putting up good numbers when he was traded.  Now Dunleavy's stay with the Pacers hasn't been as bad as I've made it out to be in his second year with team he did put up good numbers but after that he never really did much of anything just like all the other Duke grads in the NBA aside from Grant  "Over the Hill" Hill, Josh McRoberts, Elton Brand, and Carlos Boozer.   And for that reason, the fact that next season Josh McRoberts will be a free agent , and the Pacers need to make roster space for other free agents along with Lance "The Staircase" Stevenson the Pacers now officially have no business what so ever of even trying to keep Mike Dunleavy on the roster for next season when his contract is officially up.  Expect him to be released by the Pacers as soon as their season is over faster then Jon Fox was released by the Panthers.  

2.TJ Ford 

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via stk.dimemag.com

-In 2008 Larry Brid traded C/PF-Jermaine "JO" O'neal for PG-TJ Ford, F-Meceo Basen, and PF-Radoslav Nesterovic.  Because he was desperate for a good PG and more importantly wanted to get Roy Hibbert and a guy who could play the guard position in the 2008 NBA draft.  Now although Hibbert turned out great, TJ Ford did not fair well as a Pacer looking like one of the most over priced athletes in the league at the PG position since he has been with the Pacers.  Last season Ford came off his worst NBA season ever and was benched and not dressed for allot of games this season when Frank Vogal took over as the Pacers head coach.  Don't expect this draft bust (originally taken 8th in the 2003 draft) to be back as a Pacers next season he will be gone from the Pacers almost as fast as Dunleavy.  And the only reason he won't be gone faster then Dunleavy is because his salary isn't as high as Dunleavy.

 

Well sorry folks, I guess SB nation decided my list was too long, I'll update it later.  

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