Pacers got their point guard
How quickly things have changed.
Some of you went from trying to push Larry Bird out the door to now
praising him after he was able to get their point guard of the future in
Bird and general manager David Morway made a lot of fans happy when they
acquired Collison and James Posey and unloaded Troy Murphy.
Getting Collison was a great pick up for the Pacers. They were the winners in the four-team deal.
Collison should be the starter when the Pacers open training camp Sept. 28.
"Obviously, we got the point guard we’ve been look for a while, and I think we got a good one," Bird said.
Bird said he didn’t get frustrated as the point guards went off the market via trades and free agency.
"Believe it or not, I’m pretty patient," he said. "With all the conversations we had with other teams, you never know if anything is going to materialize but the one thing about it is I’ve been very patient.
"I know this is a process and I’m going to do exactly what I said I’m going to do….I know a lot of people get frustrated at times, but you have to be patient in this situation."
Collison joins the young nucleus of Brandon Rush, Josh McRoberts, Tyler Hansbrough, Roy Hibbert, Lance Stephenson, Paul George and Danny Granger.
Bird made sure to point out that they’re not done trying to make moves.
"We’re not done with the summer," Bird said. "We’ve got some work to do…We’ll take it a piece at a time. We’ve got expiring contracts, some veterans here. It’s just a piece at a time. We’re going to get this job done and we’re going to do it on time."