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Old 06-02-2007, 01:58 PM   #3
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The thing about that is in order to get O'Neal they probably have to give up Odom, Radmanovic, and Bynum in the process. Bynum is the player the Pacers really want and Odom and Radmanovic will have to be thrown in to make it all work under the cap and I really fail to see how that immediately makes the Lakers that much of a better team given that you can count on O'Neal missing a significant number of games every year.

The Pacers are in a bad spot here. They are, by and large, a veteran team which means they need a coach they know can get them to the playoffs. O'Brien will probably get them to 40-45 wins but they won't go deep into the playoffs and they don't really have the luxury of potentially wasting two or three years on an unproven coach.
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