If The Indiana Pacers Drafted Somebody Else: Primoz Brezec

June 12th, 2010 by Josh Dhani Leave a reply »
This marks another installment in "If They Drafted Somebody Else" series. A couple of days ago, I did Shawne Williams. Today is somebody else. Let’s begin.

In the 2000 NBA Draft the Indiana Pacers selected Primoz Brezec as the 27th overall pick of the draft. Brezec was a star center from Slovenia and looked to be an important player for the Indiana Pacers. At the time, European players were becoming popular to draft so Indy went with the gig and drafted Brezec.

Brezec never lived up to expectations and never had a chance to prove what he was capable of for the blue and gold. Brezec played no more than 22 games in each of his three seasons with the team and averaged no more than about seven minutes per game.

In his first year with the team, Brezec averaged two points per game and 1.3 rebounds per game. In 2001, Brezec averaged 1.9 PPG and one RPG. It just kept getting worse, and as 2002 rolled by, Brezec averaged career lows with the team with 1.6 PPG and 0.8 RPG.

Brezec would later be dismissed by the team and be drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats in the expansion draft. From there, he started to shine with averaging o ...

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