Yesterday was a day for good news with the Indiana Pacers holding a press conference for Darren Collison and James Posey.
To make sure the focus stayed on the two newest Pacers, no one from the Pacers' front office, most notably Larry Bird or David Morway, participated in the presser so as to avoid any questions about another new Pacer, Lance Stephenson and his bad news out in New York.
After the jump, plenty of links with coverage from the press conference and other interviews by Collison and Posey. Also, a quote from Stephenson and the Pacers' name linked to free agent Louis Amundson (thanks for the FanShot bodi!).
Finally, Mark Boyle survived Day 1 of his Wish Walk. Check out his progress (very entertaining) and support the cause.
PACERS: Collison ready to step into spotlight
Caught in the Web: After spending much of his career in the shadow of more prominent backcourt mates, Darren Collison is ready to step into the spotlight as the Pacers' starter at point guard. Also, check out the latest Pacers Crate episodewith Collison, Posey and Quinn Buckner joining Bruno.
New Pacer Posey is ready to be a leader
Mike Wells reports on James Posey adding some veteran leadership to the Pacers' lockerroom.
Pacers' Collison comes with fractured pinkie, high hopes
Mike Wells' initial report on Darren Collison's presser.
- JMV chats with Darren Collison (podcast page). Plenty to like about Collison's take on the game that's for sure.
Warriors, Hornets, Pacers in Amundson hunt - ESPN
Marc Stein reports that the Pacers are among those pursuing free agent Louis Amundson to add a little energy boost to the front court. Commence the sign-and-trade analysis with Phoenix.
AP: Pacers G Collison excited about new team
Cliff Brunt reporst on Darren Collison taking over a lead role for the Pacers.
NBA: Pacers G Collison excited about new team
Indy Sports Nation's report on the Collison/Posey presser including video.
Collison and Posey officially introduced
Mike Wells offers up some quotes and insights on Collison and Posey.
AP: Pacers' Lance Stephenson plans to chat with Bird
We hear from Stephenson and his hopes to resolve the issues surrounding his arrest with Larry Bird and the Pacers and move forward.
Darren Collison Goes From Backup to Building Block With Pacers - NBA Fanhouse
Tim Povtak offers his thoughts on Collison's potential impact on the Pacers in a lead role.
Ranking the point guards, 20 through 11 - Ball Don't Lie - NBA
Kelly Dwyer apparently spent his honeymoon ranking the top 30 NBA players at each position, which makes sense. He tipped it off yesterday with point guard 30 through 11. Darren Collison debuts on the list at a solid 16 with a who's who of point guards mentioned as potential Pacers this summer behind him. One man's opinion but the opinion of one man I value since I know how he operates with regard to the NBA. Here's 30 thru 21.
NBA notes: Nets' addition Murphy provides rebounding complement
On the other end of the trade, here's a look at how Troy Murphy fits in with New Jersey along with report on Team USA.