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Player Review: Myles Turner needs to understand spacing as well as he creates it

Indiana’s starting center’s season was defined by advancements being met with setbacks.

Player Review: Victor Oladipo found his sound

On how the first-time All-Star was an instant hit with the Pacers and what he can do to avoid Blame it on the Rain.

Player Review: Ike Anigbogu is going to take time

On the 19-year-old’s readiness to provide emergency depth.

Player Review: Cory Joseph catalyzed chain reactions on defense

On the under-the-radar value of Indiana’s backup guard quietly serving as the step which triggers the next.

Player Review: Joe Young had his moments

The soon-to-be 26-year-old showed flashes of what he could be as an off-ball threat in a pinch, but he isn’t getting any younger.

Player Review: Lance Stephenson was an experience

Whether a hit or a flop, Indiana’s fan-favorite was a spectacle to behold.

Player Review: T.J. Leaf’s offense was ahead of his defense

Indiana’s first-round pick was as fluid on one end of the floor as he was clunky on the other.

Player Review: Darren Collison’s efficiency wasn’t profligate

On why the 30-year-old guard’s low-volume efficiency presents the Pacers with a tough decision.

Player Review: Thaddeus Young filled the gaps

The lefty power forward’s impact wasn’t always readily noticeable, but it was consistently present.

Player Review: Glenn Robinson III is still in search of his steady chance

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.

Player Review: Al Jefferson answered the bell with intangibles

From schooling youngins on the block to patrolling the locker room, the anachronistic center did what was asked of him.

Player Review: Domantas Sabonis connected the dots

Rather than serving as a makeshift power fauxward with underdeveloped range, Sabonis blossomed with his instincts and toughness more purposefully involved in the action.

Player Review: Thaddeus Young’s wrist injury hurt

On a roster loaded with drive-first guards and sprinkled with plodders, his skill set was irreplaceable.

Player Review: Al Jefferson wasn’t a fit, nor was he fit

The 32-year-old’s slow-down, paint-centric game stood out like a sore thumb.

Player Review: C.J. Miles was whatever the Pacers needed him to be

The consummate pro was also the unsung hero.

Player Review: Rakeem Christmas is tough to figure

It’s unclear what role the mixed bag 25-year-old can consistently play for the Pacers outside of emergency depth.

Player Review: Lance Stephenson lit a fire under the Pacers

The Lance-effect was real. The question now is if it’s sustainable.

Player Review: Glenn Robinson III’s confidence grew

It was obvious the athletic wing spent his offseason preparing to be ready.

Player Review: Paul George needed help

The two-way star’s frustration was palpable, but it was also understandable.

Player Review: Aaron Brooks was too small

Using the 32-year-old off-ball was needed until it wasn’t.

Player Review: Jeff Teague needs someone like the guard he replaced

Non-shooting shooting guards made this season more challenging.

Player Review: Lavoy Allen did what Lavoy Allen does

Rebounding is an area of concern for the Pacers, but doing only that may not be enough for Allen to stick around.

Player Review: Georges Niang wasn’t given a chance

If the Pacers weren’t going to give him a cursory look, he should’ve been assigned long-term with the Mad Ants.

Player Review: Myles Turner shouldn’t change what makes him special

He should refine it.

Player Review: Joe Young isn’t so young anymore

Time is ticking for the 24-year-old to start displaying the fruits of his (well-documented) labor.

Player Review: Monta Ellis was a square peg in a round hole

Lance Stephenson’s return has likely rendered the aging guard obsolete with the Pacers.

Indiana Pacers 2011-12 Player Review: Roy Hibbert

Following a career season and his first All-Star Bid, Roy Hibbert enters the 2012 offseason a restricted free agent.

Indiana Pacers 2011-12 Player Review: David West

As one of the league's biggest offseason acquisitions, David West brought a level of stability to the fledgling Indiana Pacers in 2012.

Indiana Pacers 2011-12 Player Review: Paul George

The biggest piece of potential on the Pacers is Paul George, showing flashes of that potential in his second year.

Indiana Pacers 2011-12 Player Review: Darren Collison

Darren Collison didn't make huge strides in his third NBA season, but still provided the Pacers with stability at the point guard spot.

Indiana Pacers 2011-12 Player Review: George Hill

George Hill was a valued piece of the Indiana Pacers team in 2012, but his long term contract remains a hold up on his place with the team.

Indiana Pacers 2011-12 Player Review: Dahntay Jones

Dahntay Jones provided some quality play off the bench, but finding the right amount of production from him proved to be difficult.