Indiana’s starting center’s season was defined by advancements being met with setbacks.
On the under-the-radar value of Indiana’s backup guard quietly serving as the step which triggers the next.
Indiana’s first-round pick was as fluid on one end of the floor as he was clunky on the other.
On why the 30-year-old guard’s low-volume efficiency presents the Pacers with a tough decision.
On the cruel timing of the high-flying wing’s ankle injury and why his involvement as a perimeter playmaker is about more than niceness.
From schooling youngins on the block to patrolling the locker room, the anachronistic center did what was asked of him.
Rather than serving as a makeshift power fauxward with underdeveloped range, Sabonis blossomed with his instincts and toughness more purposefully involved in the action.
The 32-year-old’s slow-down, paint-centric game stood out like a sore thumb.
The consummate pro was also the unsung hero.
The Lance-effect was real. The question now is if it’s sustainable.
It was obvious the athletic wing spent his offseason preparing to be ready.
Non-shooting shooting guards made this season more challenging.
Rebounding is an area of concern for the Pacers, but doing only that may not be enough for Allen to stick around.
If the Pacers weren’t going to give him a cursory look, he should’ve been assigned long-term with the Mad Ants.
He should refine it.
Lance Stephenson’s return has likely rendered the aging guard obsolete with the Pacers.
Darren Collison didn't make huge strides in his third NBA season, but still provided the Pacers with stability at the point guard spot.
Dahntay Jones provided some quality play off the bench, but finding the right amount of production from him proved to be difficult.