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On Wednesday Pacers coach Frank Vogel revealed a bit of his rotation plan when he declared that 6-foot-8 forward Chris Copeland will play “90 percent of the time” this season at the power forward position.
As the Pacers divided into two squads for a 12-minute 5-on-5 scrimmage Copeland subbed in for Luis Scola on the White team. Of course this meant that Copeland – who has been blessed with the height but by no stretch of the imagination should be viewed as a prototypical four – had to defend David West in the post. The Blue team with wise intentions often called for a low-post play designed for West to take advantage of this mismatch. Once West physically backed Copeland down and scored easily. But on a different play out of a timeout Copeland took the body bumps and although he didn’t exactly win the match up… West missed the shot.
“I’m decently strong. I don’t know if that’s a (phrase) but I can hold my own” Copeland said. “I just try to make it tough for (West) because he’s a
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