It can be difficult to determine exactly what is on the Indiana Pacers roster for 2011, but here are some things to keep in mind. O’Neal is the exception to the rule. The majority of free agents are wing players. Although the Pacers have a lot of solid players, they still need a reliable player to lead them to the next level. Domantas Sabonis, a two-time All-Star, is a good example, as he is a solid creator and can hit the ball at times. On the other hand, Caris LeVert was brought to the team to develop into a go-to guy.
Paul George and Gordon Hayward were both drafted by the Indiana Pacers, but the team has kept two roster spots open for future expansion draft picks. Oshae Britt, a guard who can play at multiple positions, is the most skilled player on the team with more than a thousand hours of experience. Four guards on the Pacers roster average over 30 points per games. A third guard on the team is Chris Paul, but the Pacers also keep one open for expansion.
Miles Plumlee adds speed and athleticism the Pacers’ roster. Plumlee, acquired from the Sacramento Kings in the offseason, is a versatile player who can guard wing or post players. He was a Pacers player in the summer league and is expected to be available for the regular season. He is a point guard and could be the best player on this team in 2011.
Gerald Green adds size. While his shooting is not spectacular, he has a solid 42.1 percent three-point shooting percentage and can complement Roy Hibbert’s low-post game. Gerald Green is worth the risk, even though there are some questions about his defense. The Pacers have many other options when it comes to shooting guards next year. It’s also worth noting that he only averaged 7.7 points per game last season.
Star power can sometimes get in way of teamwork in the NBA and NFL. The Pacers are no exception, and Mike McCarthy is the head coach of the NFC North division. The NFC North division is led by Mike McCarthy, who has a 11-5-0 record. The NBA’s Pacers had $14 million in cap space after last season, and were 9-16. The Pacers then fired Dick Versace, and hired Bob Hill to take over the coaching job.
Myles Turner: Turner is another veteran guard and has been the NBA’s top shot blocker. He has also been the defensive anchor for the Pacers over the last six seasons. The Pacers have a new defensive identity under Pritchard, who acquired James Posey in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pacers’ new defensive identity was tested by a poor start to the season, and they have never recovered.