To start, let me be clear. I liked Tyler, if only he could hit a 10 foot jump shot. So I thought Scola was a heck of a pick up. I didn't care for DJA, and thought CJ was a plus, but maybe there were better choices at backup point.. CJ may have changed my mind. I didn't see the Sloan signing coming. I thought a crusty old vet with some defensive ability would have been good, or at least a 3rd string point with a little more upside. I actually though Lance should get the 3rd point spot in addition to his other duties.I thought Copeland was a good pick up, since Riddick, Crawford, and Korver were not going to be available and I saw Cope in that role. Turner, at the time, I thought was too bad for Danny, but good move for the Pacers. I have sinced changed my mind. Turner isn't fitting in, maybe he wasn't here long enough. Bynam I thought was brilliant, low risk high reward. I had no idea his knees were that bad, after all, he did put some time in with Cleveland.
DJA didn't work out because he couldn't play in the Pacers half court offense. Green, I am convinced he was not used properly. Plumlee, he never got a look in competition. Tyler, too much money for what he brought, but it would be nice to have him. OJ, had his moments and was a good team mate.
It would be nice to see Danny spreading the offense and playing D instead of one beat Turning driving to hoop for a 180 spin around fade away and playing matador D. Allen won't get a chance here. It would also be nice to see Tyler wrestling for a rebound, even if was for his own miss. it would be nice to see Plumlee being an athletic 5 guarding against a jump shoooting 4 or 5 and grabbing some rebounds. Green or Copeland are not interchangeable, but for the sake of this arguement, and because Vogel did not or will not use either one to their advantage, is a moot point.Oj could add some spark with a three, or rebound, and play some good D, especially out on the circle.
So there you have it. Would you rather be looking at last years roster, or this years. Personally, CJ and scola and cope added to Plum or tyler, along with OJ and Danny still on the pines would feel a lot better right now