Pacers free agent T.J. Warren has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets according to multiple media reports.
Warren who suffered multiple stress fractures in his foot after his unforgettable breakout in the NBA Bubble played just four games for the Pacers over his last two seasons with the team including none all of last year.
Warren’s absence amplified the biggest weakness of the team’s roster makeup. They simply haven’t had any forwards that can play both small and power forward at a high level the last few seasons. Big wings have been torching this group since Warren went out and never returned. Oshae Brissett was a huge addition for this team late in the lost Bjorkgren season simply because he was the right body size. It was a bonus that he was actually good at basketball and added things on both ends. Continue reading T.J. Warren and the Pacers’ problem moving forward
The Indiana Pacers have had plenty of press conferences lately, but should we believe everything that’s been said?
Today, we’re not here to call anyone liars, but it’s easy to forget there are always public relations elements to running a basketball organization like the Indiana Pacers.
Sometimes, you’ve got to massage the message when you’re talking about things. Sometimes it may sound overly optimistic, but that doesn’t make it a lie. Just perhaps means a difference of opinion — a glass-half-full vs half-empty sort of situation.
We’ll call out lies if we see them, but in general basketball teams don’t need to lie as much as they need to handle the egos of situations to make sure someone isn’t pissed off for no reason — unless you’re in the Larry Bird school of public relations.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of Kevin Pritchard and the Pacers’ more recent statements and decided just how truthful they are, and how much is simply public relations speak.
One of the franchise’s best days?
Was acquiring Malcolm Brogdon one of the best days in the franchise’s history? Continue reading Pacers Press Conference Translator: Breaking down what to believe and what’s P.R. speak