I've been out of touch for a few days after travelling home from the Bay Area and getting reacquainted with my family. Did I miss anything? Uhh, no. I did catch up on some podcasts while flying home and a Daily Dish podcast from early August with Henry Abbott (True Hoop) and David Thorpe really stuck out. They discussed the then recent Kevin Garnett trade. At one point in their discussion they analyzed the East. Now, we all know the Pacers aren't in anyone's plans for post-season play, but they weren't even mentioned. Even when talk turned to the Sixers and Charlotte and other teams that should be improved but not playoff caliber. Maybe I was distracted by the drink cart and missed it, but it would've had to be a pretty quick mention. I at least expected a demoralizing comment or two about the Pacers fall out of the playoff discussion. Instead, nothing.
Then I see this SI interview with Donnie Walsh stating they're counting on Jermaine O'Neal and no teams are even calling about him anymore. DW is happy with the small moves they've made this summer. He then threw in this comment toward the end.
"We're going to enjoy flying under the radar screen," he said.