But I wanted to know Tom’s opinion about Rush’s possible role AS A SIXER, and he was so kind to tell me his thoughts:
S4G (strong italian accent…): do you think that you will miss Kareem Rush?
IC: When Kareem has that hair-trigger stroke going, I will miss him dearly. Kareem joined the Pacers roster last year with no guarantees so he had to earn every minute he played. Unfortunately, those minutes were pretty sporadic, but there was a time when he played a key role, even starting several games, and not because of his shot but because he was the best perimeter defender. As the season wore on a hip injury bothered him and he wasn’t quite the same player. Once the injury kicked his minutes and play were pretty inconsistent. But overall he was a pleasant surprise and I was real happy to see him sign with Philly. Once his brother Brandon was picked up by the Pacers, there was no room for Kareem, but he earned another contract with his play last year. Read the rest of this entry »