2014 NBA Draft links: All quiet around the Pacers heading into draft night...so what might happen?

Rob Carr

The Pacers head into NBA Draft day way off the radar with the 57th overall pick and little draft buzz. Drastic change many be counterproductive with the Miami Heat in flux after LeBron James explores his free agent options. So what options should the Pacers consider?

The Pacers were all in last year which puts them in a bit of a bind heading into the 2014-15 season considering the big gamble didn't pay off with a trip to the NBA Finals and a championship. After trading their top pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft for Luis Scola and otherwise tying up their salary cap room to maintain the status quo by signing Lance Stephenson, any significant moves by the Pacers on draft night and/or during the free agent season will be a surprise.

But...it has been pretty quiet around the Fieldhouse to the point of the minimal second-round player workout being downplayed. Base on history, that could well mean the Pacers enjoyed what they saw from a couple of those late-round prospects. Maybe Russ Smith as a reserve point guard?

Plus, with the Miami Heat in a bit of turmoil after LeBron James opted out, the Pacers don't have much incentive to alter their approach drastically. The one team in their way in the East has changed for good. Still, changes in the East will require the Pacers continue to improve, but maintaining the starting lineup remains a logical approach.

So what do you hope to see or in some cases, not see  from the Pacers on NBA Draft night?

Check out the links:

Player Review 2014: Solomon Hill | Indiana Pacers

Bob Kravitz on The Dan Dakich Show talking NBA draft

Pacers report card: Has Hibbert bottomed out? - 1070 The Fan

In absence of top pick, Pacers hope Hill ready - 1070 The Fan

Don't expect Manu Ginobili when the Pacers draft 57th Thursday - Indy Star

Frank Vogel and his daughters discuss their relationship | Vigilant Sports

Brian Schmitz's NBA Mock Draft - Lakers draft Marcus Smart then trade him for Roy Hibbert?

R. Kelly wants Carmelo Anthony on the Bulls so much that he'll write 'Melo a theme song (Videos) | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

Report: Rockets trade Omer Asik to Pelicans for 2015 first-round pick - CBSSports.com

Sources: Knicks trade Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton to Mavericks - Yahoo Sports

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