Excerpt from: Young Pacers on the Verge of History by Dan Feldman
"The Thunder have become recognized as the model for drafting and developing players, but the Pacers deserve a place in the discussion – maybe even ahead of Oklahoma City when it comes to the developing side. Just look where each team’s recent key players were drafted:
- Pacers: George (No. 10), Hibbert (No. 17), Granger (No. 17) and Stephenson (No. 40)
Thunder: Kevin Durant (No. 2), James Harden (No. 3), Russell Westbrook (No. 4) and Serge Ibaka(No. 24)"