The Indiana Pacers finished with the fifth-best record in the NBA last season. How does this Pacers team outperform their 42-24 record last year? Perhaps the answer lies within what they didn't lose, as opposed to what they added.
The Pacers gave massive contracts to both George Hill and Roy Hibbert to keep them in Indiana. Knowing they would not be landing any big-name free agents, their best option was to keep the well-rounded players they already have. Keeping the young nucleus intact was the main goal all along.
While they return their five starters, there are some new additions to this year's team that will look to make an impact. How will this affect the rest of the team? Lets break down the projections for the 12 players who will be in this year's rotation.