With 3 games remaining and the 3 seed all but locked up, I think the main thing for frank vogel to do is prepare make one small change to lineup. Prepare Fesenko to replace Amundson in the rotation. I know what some will say, remove Psycho T from the rotation! But with collison, barbosa, a surprisingly effective dahntay jones, and tyler, you have plenty of 2nd unit offense. However what the 2nd unit doesn't have is a defensive anchor. Insert Fesenko and his insane plus minus numbers and size.
While I have seen very little wrong with the team this month, I keep noticing that amundson save for a few hustle boards, is a liability on offense and defense. He can't create his own shot, he is one of the worst free throw shooters in the league, and any big man with some game can score on him. With Fesenko you get great defense, rebounding and putbacks, and 6 hard fouls. Yes like amundson, he is a terrible free thrower, and can't create a shot. But his defense is that much better that it makes up for it. Now Lou will still be needed in the playoffs, if fez or tyler get a few quick fouls, but playoffs mean defense and a player like fez can be so valuable.
Regardless I'm pumped for the playoffs and can't wait! Go Pacers!