The Pacers made the playoffs as a 7th seed. It wasn't even a sure thing they would make it until the last month of the season. No way Frank could have sat PG out of games with their record and the rest of the talent on that roster.
Your original post IMPLIED that Vinny wasn't elite because he wasn't "even in the top ten" according to some website. Maybe you didn't use the actual words "he isn't elite", but you implied it with your post that he is 19th according to some website, and then 16th according to some other website.
Maybe that's not your actual opinion, and you were just playing devils' advocate by showing how others graded last season. If that's the case, a few more sentences providing more explanation would have been better than "he's not even top ten" without backing that up with a handy dandy link or chart like the OP.
I noticed that if you don't know a players name, or if he isn't talked about all over the place you instantly diss the ability of the player no matter what. You don't even give the player a chance to prove otherwise.
I'd actually like for him to play around 270-275. Gives us a huge human being who is basically a lineman setting that edge, and if we can get some pass rush out of him(which he is not known for) that would be even better. I have a hunch he may actually be better as a pass rusher if coming from a stand up position versus a 3 point stance. It's going to be interesting to see.
Definitely, my grandfather lived in Baltimore for a while and grew up watching him. He still pulled for Indy but always referred to them as Baltimore. I wasn't allowed to say the name Irsay in my house. The game sure has changed. I wish I could go back in time when players didn't get flagged for breathing on a player and defenses were actually feared by offenses.