Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! The season is young and there is no way of knowing exactly which way it will end up, but there sure seems like a number of things to give thanks for. I decided to put together my top 5 list of Pacers events/observations that I am thankful for this special day:
- Defense -- As you will see in Bruno's link after the jump, the Pacers are actually playing very solid defense! I assumed their offense would flow nicely, but I didn't truly believe in all the defense talk they were spitting out. However, they have backed up their talk and it has been very exciting being in games with poor shooting, at times!
- Good morning, Brandon Rush! -- I want to give thanks for Brandon Rush waking up these last couple games. He has always played pretty solid defense, but lately he has improved that tremendously and has attacked on offense! This is very exciting to see, but the fan in me says, "give it time, you have seen glimpses before". So, I give thanks for he sudden impact, but hope to not be wrong in thinking he may have turned a corner (I almost can hear myself whispering this to make sure I don't say it too loud). More thanks along with the links after the jump.
Man, that last one was tough for me to do. I am thankful for what the Pacers have done so far this season; however, there is still a long season ahead. The Pacers success thus far doesn't mean much if they can't keep it up. A part of me believes that they have turned the corner, but the other part of me is very cautiously optimistic and hasn't allowed my mind to think that quite yet. After the jump, check out just the few links I was able to scrounge together this morning. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Pacers building on the bedrock of defense
Building on defense?! Wow, would you have thought this would be the case this year??
O'Brien to stick with his rotation
All the signs point to Brandon Rush when it comes to who should start at shooting guard for the Indiana Pacers, but JOB will stick with Dunleavy (for the most part)
Editorial: Is It Time To Start Caring About The Indiana Pacers?
SB Nation Editor Brad Wells asks whether now is the time fans should start investing a bit of themselves in the Indiana Pacers.
Troy Murphy -- Inactive for Fourth Straight Game
Former Pacer, Troy Murphy, continues to be on the inactive list while not really being sure why
Lewis tops list of NBA's most overpaid players
If you weren't aware, JO was considered overpaid last year...