Who Is the Easiest Indiana Pacers Player to Move If Rebuilding?

August 26th, 2014 by D.J. Foster Leave a reply »

The Indiana Pacers had a nightmare offseason. After losing Lance Stephenson in free agency to the Charlotte Hornets, Paul George suffered a season-ending leg injury in a scrimmage with Team USA. That alone might be enough to make a once-elite team reconsider their direction, then identify players to move.

It's hard to say, but without having ample cap space this offseason or the means to replace either player internally, the Pacers are in trouble for this upcoming season. While there is still some solid talent on the roster, David West isn't a player who can lead a legitimate contender's offense, no matter how good the defense might be. 

The Pacers were already pretty horrible offensively last year, even with Stephenson and George. According to Basketball-Reference.com, Indiana ranked 23rd in offensive efficiency last season. Indiana's defense has always carried them, but losing the perimeter ball pressure of Stephenson and George stings as well.

Despite the unfortunate outlook for this year, George's injury might illuminate an interesting route for the Pacers to pursue. With no chance at a titl ...

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