Bruno's preview focuses on the team adapting to Mike Dunleavy's return. Dunleavy appears to be no worse for the wear after his first live minutes last Friday. He'll remain on a 20 minute limit but sounds confident that the knee will hold up.
"Probably since I’ve been through a long process and I believe in what I’ve done, I feel like it’s sturdy," he said. "This isn’t the type of injury where I blew my knee out. This is a thing that was repaired, so I’m not really going to have any hesitation. I’ve tested it time and time again so I’m not really worried about it in that regard."
Knock on the nearest wooden object, please.
After the jump, a few more links of interest.
Dunleavy's return could spark Pacers
Jeff Rabjohns reports on Mike Dunleavy's potential impact on the offense for the Pacers which has been sputtering of late. Dunleavy is always credited with moving so well without the ball, and Danny Granger mentions how that helps the offense flow better. I just don't understand why the players don't move when Dunleavy isn't around. Not that hard of a concept to employ if you know the results will be positive.
Pacers rest Granger, Rush, Dunleavy
Jeff Rabjohns reports on yesterday's practice which focused less on the practice and more on the players held out of the practice. For various reasons, Granger, Rush, Dunleavy and Hansbrough stayed on the sidelines. Hansbrough seems like the only one who may not play as a precaution. Rabjohns also mentions that Rush is expected to start.
By The Numbers: October – November 2009
Tim Donahue wades through some interesting numbers for the Pacers as November comes to a close.
New Jersey Nets fire coach Lawrence Frank
Former IU hoops manager and leading suspect in the classic cover taping of Coach Knight, was mercifully fired by the Nets thanks to their winless start.
Golden State Warriors see progress after daunting six-game stretch against top-flight teams - San Jose Mercury News
Marcus Thompson II reports on the Warriors showing signs of hope after a tough stretch of games whiled dealing with new faces on the roster and an ailing coach.
Jamaal Tinsley learning his role with Grizzlies» The Commercial Appeal
Ronald Tillery reports on Jamaal Tinsley working his way back into shape off the bench for Memphis. So far so good for Tins.