The Indiana Pacers returned to work at the Fieldhouse on Wednesday afternoon after six days off around NBA All-Star weekend.
The rest no doubt helped the Pacers as they hope to finish the season with a strong which will rely on good health. Frank Vogel considered the injury bug while working out his team, focusing on conditioning to make sure the players had their running legs under them again before the take the court in Philadelphia on Friday.
The health news was all good following practice as Vogel pronounced Lavy Allen and Ian Mahinmi both fit for action and will be available for action in Philly.
Coach Vogel tells the media that both Lavoy Allen and Ian Mahinmi "should be good to go in Philadelphia." pic.twitter.com/wfwo2cD3Kk— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) February 19, 2015
Mahinmi played 19 minutes in the Pacers win over New Orleans before the break, so his ankle should be fully ready to handle the reserve center duties, once again. Add the front court depth to George Hill being able to play without a minutes restriction and the Pacers are as healthy as they have been all season.
So now with everyone healthy and ready to make a run for the playoffs, will all of those healthy bodies accompany the team to Philly? The NBA trade deadline hits on Thursday afternoon and the way this season has gone, the Pacers' roster is due for some disruption. If not injury, then what?