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Pacers podcast: “Edmond Sumner and T.J. Leaf have earned an opportunity to have a shot to play in the rotation.”

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The Locked on Pacers podcast is hosted by Indycornrows staff writer Adam Friedman in collaboration with West Indianapolis Community News Pacers columnist Tony East.

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Pat Connaughton (5) makes a pass against Indiana Pacers forward TJ Leaf (22) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Credit: Brian Spurlock
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On Wednesday’s podcast Adam and Tony broke down each of the starters’ first three preseason games, Domantas Sabonis awesome performance, Aaron Holiday’s flashes of greatness and Edmond Sumner.

To listen to Wednesday’s episode click below or here.

Breakdown of the starters two preaseason games:

The two most important things to look for during the preseason.

Why Victor Oladipo’s effort is the reason for his preseason success.

Why Darren Collison isn’t trying during the preseason.

Why Myles Turner’s shot choice is odd.

Why Bojan Bogdanovic has been himself.

Why Thaddeus Young injury shouldn’t be a concern yet.

Domantas Sabonis is the preseason MVP:

Why Sabonis’ high rebounding is really encouraging.

Why rebounding will be critical to Sabonis-Turner lineups.

Aaron Holiday, T.J. Leaf and Edmond Sumner:

Why Holiday has shown flashes of being a good offense player.

Why Holiday’s doesn’t seem ready.

Why Leaf and Sumner have earned an opportunity to compete for a rotation spot.

Why Sumner might not fit this Pacers team.

Quick Note: I’m going to post Pacers column every Monday and occasionally Friday. It’ll break down some of the biggest Pacer news of the week, plays I’ve liked and didn’t like and preview the upcoming matchups. I also want to incorporate a mailbag piece to each column but I’ll need questions for that. I’ll remind people in my posts over the next couple weeks, but if you have at least a semi-related Pacer mailbag question you want answered click this Google link to submit them or clicking here.