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PODCAST: Pacers playing the long game — season preview with Bob Kravitz
Bob Kravitz joins the podcast to discuss the Pacers' plan for the season, competition for minutes and needed improvement defensively.
On this episode of the Fieldhouse Files podcast, the players are holding a mini-camp one week out from training camp, Pacers GM Chad Buchanan speaks ahead of the first practice and Bob Kravitz joins.
Among the items discussed on this episode:
00:00: Bennedict Mathurin hosting a youth camp over the weekend.
02:40: One local program becomes the first to hold a team event at Bicentennial Unity Plaza.
03:28: Players hold mini-camp in Nashville.
04:55: Reaction from front office reception; Buchanan talks (click here to watch).
Key quote: “… Our ultimate goal is down the road trying to be great — to compete for a championship and be an elite team. And that’s not going to happen right away and we don’t want to skip steps to get there.”
07:40: A conversation with Kravvy, who you can read here, on the team’s wait-and-see approach, competition for minutes, wondering where the veterans fit in, Buddy Hield’s future, Jrue Holiday?, and Indy hosting the All-Star game in February.