Pacers Building Current Team Like 2000 Finals Team?

August 14th, 2010 by Evan Massey Leave a reply »
I've been thinking a lot today about the Pacers new building scheme, and I think I'm starting to see what they are doing. Larry Bird is building this team as closely as he can to match the team that went to the 2000 NBA Finals. Let's take a look at this.

At point guard, Darren Collison reminds me a lot of Mark Jackson. Not really close to the same player, but they both can pass and score the ball. Jackson was an excellent floor general, and Collison showed very good flashes of that last season.

The shooting guard position is a little bit difficult to judge, because it's Miller and Granger obviously. Granger plays small forward but I'm going to go ahead and have him be the comparison to Reggie. They both shoot the ball extremely well, and are the leaders of their team.

Danny Granger is much better at getting to the bucket and finishing than Miller ever was, and they are both very good foul shooters.

I'm going to compare Brandon Rush to Jalen Rose, although Rush is nothing close to as good as Rose was. He can shoot the ball decently well at times, while Rose was a good shooter as well. They both play good defense, and can make good pass ...

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