Hopefully that trend doesn't continue with the rest of the openers tonight since the Indiana Pacers are on the road visiting the San Antonio Spurs. I can think of better places for the Pacers to start the season, but you have to start somewhere.
Hopefully Jim O'Brien showed his players some clips from the Miami Heat in the first half of their loss to the C's. Standing around, pounding the ball and hoisting jumpers is no way to run an offense. Not only is it ugly to watch it isn't effective. The Heat looked like the Pacers when they're at their worst offensively.
Let's hope we see a little more ball and player movement out of the Pacers tonight.
After the jump, a few links of interest while waiting all day for the season to tip off.
PACERS: Regular season taking butterflies to a whole new level
Paul George is embracing the butterflies that come with to start of his NBA career.
THE TURNING POINT?
Mike Wells offers up a nice feature on Darren Collison.
Playoffs aren't in the picture this season
Bob Kravitz doesn't have much faith in the Pacers hopes to make the playoffs this season which may end up being a good thing.
- Pacers-Spurs Preview - Oct. 26, 2010 - NBA - CBSSports.com
At 34, Spurs' Duncan prepares for another long haul
Jeff McDonald reports on the Spurs' leader preparing himself for a successful season.
Game Preview #1: Pacers @ Spurs - It's In The Cards - Pounding The Rock
The folks at PtR are ready to get the Spurs' season started tonight.
Professor Larry's Lesson: What will it take, Pacers?
Larry Hawley breaks down what the Pacers need to do to make the playoffs.
What This Season Means To … Jim O’Brien
Tim Donahue digs into the season ahead for JOB.
Indiana Pacers Season Preview
Kent Sterling doesn't want to hear about the Pacers anymore, he wants to see some good play with his own eyes.
2010-11 NBA Preview, Part Two: Can The Heat Win A Championship? - SBNation.com
Andrew Sharp previews the East.
NBA Power Rankings, Preseason: Heat, Lakers Rule The Roost - SBNation.com
Seth Pollack offers up the first SBN power rankings. Obviously no fan of the Pacers but he's not the only one sleeping on Paul George.
Sources: N.Y. scout led improper workouts
Adrian Wojnarowski reports on some illegal workouts conducted by the Knicks that involved Brandon Rush. This workout led to Rush being a Pacer since he injured his knee, had to go back to college and then appeared to be the four-year player Larry Bird was looking for. I think the Knicks should give the Pacers a draft pick or something. For no reason really, just that they seem to give everyone else draft picks.