[From the FanPosts, dbcircle expresses some frustration with the Pacers not adding any players in the last part of the regular season.]
I can appreciate the team concept,however: if you look at teams like NY, Toronto, Brooklyn, Boston, Milwaukee, even San Antonio, they all appear to be able to pick up players during the course of the year to address issues.
The Pacers, meanwhile; appear to have locked themselves down and used all their roster spots, many who can't get over a minute in garbage time. The excuse for this year being an anomaly is the presence of B Hans, the two draft picks in Plum and OJ, the injury to Granger, and the inability to move either D.J. Augustin or Gerald Green. NYK, on the other hand, is loaded with players, whereas an addition of just one or those players to the Indiana roster would be the talk of the town.
Last year's pick up of Fez and Barbosa suggest perhaps it is an anomaly. Both who were no help in the playoffs, Barbosa due to injury and Fez dnp/cd, and I am convinced FEZ could have made a difference in the Miami series.
It always bothered me when Bird would mention that Red A told him a year wasn't that long a time, but as a fan, it sure seems like a long time. For those of us old enough to remember, Red was no stranger to picking up an aging all star or role player to put them over the hump, nor was he, like Bird, a stranger to sleight of hand. Anomaly or philosophy, you decide.