2010-11 NBA Predictions: Is Josh McRoberts the Next Big Thing for Indiana?

October 2nd, 2010 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
Pacers fans thought they had a miracle when the team made the trade to acquire Darren Collison, the promising young PG from New Orleans. Two miracles in one offseason? We will soon find out.

Ever since the Pacers made the big trade for Collison and James Posey, everyone has acknowledged the gaping hole that was left at the PF position when Troy Murphy was shipped out. Josh McRoberts saw this as the biggest opportunity of his career.

Last year, McRoberts was battling just to remain in the NBA. With Murphy and Tyler Hansbrough firmly ahead of him on the depth chart at power forward entering camp in 2009, McRoberts faced a challenge just to make the team.

Coach Jim O'Brien spoke about McRoberts' play at the end of the this week.

"I said to him I thought he was the best player on the court. And he's not having to do that by scoring the most. His communication on defense is great. His understanding of the game is great."

"He is trying to rebound every shot. He doesn't turn the ball over at all. And he runs the court."

McRoberts knows he had to improve, and he is confident that he has done what has been asked of him by the team this pas ...

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