C - Roy Hibbert, Jeff Foster, Solomon Jones
PF - Josh McRoberts, Tyler Hansborough
SF - Danny Granger, Paul George, Dahntay Jones
SG - Mike Dunleavy, Brandon Rush, James Posey, Lance Stephenson
PG - Darren Collison, TJ Ford
Brad: I can't believe I'm putting them this high... I've been murdering them for years... but there's reasoning... 1) Danny Granger is legit... he's top-5 in the L at his position and a star... 2) Darren Collison is very, very good..., and 3) As much as I hate to admit it.. Roy Hibbert doesn't suck... Everyone good with that? Good... Dunleavy's capable when healthy, and they have a surplus of servicable wings... George has upside, but I think he's a bust candidate... Jones is nice when he's your 4th swingman (true in this case) b/c he can come in and lock someone down if needed... and I've always liked Rush... Ford is a very, very good backup PG as well... the issue is clearly at Power Forward... I love Josh McRoberts' game... always have going back to Duke... but suddenly he's a starting 4 in the L? Huh? I'm not 100% that that translates... and Psycho T (!) is an energy guy/backup who does things that you need, but he'll need to be solid for them to get by with those 2... Am I too high?
Ryan: I would've been even higher on Indy if they still had Troy Murphy..I really dig Danny Granger..Darren Collison is a significant improvement over what they've been getting out of AJ Price and TJ Ford..he's the only one who can shoot and defend well of the 3 of them. I think is pretty good from what i've seen but I don't think he gets many minutes because of the depth at the wings..wait....you praising Roy Hibbert?..this is a breakthrough readers...it really is..moving on..the power forward position is one of concern because I, unlike Bradley, am not a fan of is better to me but has been dealing with ear infections for months it seems..the bar is very very low for output from those two players...
Brad: Totally agree on Murphy... that hurts them.. but alas... it's not really me "praising" Roy Hibbert... I still think he's limited... he's just not as bad as I thought he'd be... that's fair? lol.... I think the power forward spot is clearly a question mark, but with Collison/Granger/Hibbert and whoever is playing the other wing spot out of Rush/Dunleavy/George/Jones/Posey, it's a nice core... had a tough time deciding between them and the Knicks.. but if you read the Knicks preview... you know where I am here... all hail Josh McRoberts! Lord help us... Prediction: 7th in the East
Ryan: You know who I don't like on this team?...Brandon Rush..he's remarkably average to me and shouldn't get the minutes that he should. I think Lance Stevenson will be way better..and did you mention Posey?...lol...just checking..anyway I do like the wing core of the team but perhaps its too much..maybe you could get away with having Granger at the 4 which would be very interesting but until that rotation kinda shakes out better I have to give them the last in treatment... Prediction: 8th in the East