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11. Ben Hansbrough, PG
Ben Hansbrough barely qualifies for this list, having played in only 11 games thus far this season. In those games, he has managed to play just nine minutes per game, averaging 2.1 points while shooting 31.6 percent from the floor.
To go along with that, Hansbrough has posted a team low PER of 5.7. All in all, he is not expected to do much for the Indiana Pacers, and he has certainly met expectations.
10. D.J. Augustin, PG
Coming into the season, Augustin was looked at as a solid backup point guard option to George Hill. Instead, the Pacers have found a largely ineffective guard who has only played 13.7 minutes per game.
Thus far, Augustin sports a PER of 9.3 while averaging 3.7 points and 2.4 assists per game. Where D.J. has truly struggled is in his shooting percentage. Augustin is currently shooting at 28.3 percent from the field and 25.9 percent from beyond the arc, qualifying him as the worst shooter on this list.
9. Sam Young, SF
Sam Young was close competition for Augustin, but he managed to be ranked just ahead. Young is averaging 3.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game, similar numbers to D.J, but is shooting 38.8 percent on the season, the better of two evils.
Like Augustin, Sam Young has been largely inefficient for Indiana in his 16.2 minutes per game, and his 7.2 PER for the season speaks volumes as to his usefulness.
8. Gerald Green, SF
Ah, another Pacer who came into the season with high expectations and has failed to perform. So far, Green has averaged 7.6 points and 2.8 rebounds per game to go along with a PER of 8.5.
Green is also shooting just 38.5 percent from the field, although his middling 34.7 percent from beyond the arc makes up for it somewhat. It certainly doesn't help that Green was given a starting position early after Danny Granger was injured.
7. Ian Mahinmi, C
If I had to guess prior to the season, Ian Mahinmi would be nowhere near the seventh best player on the Pacers' roster. Still, here he is, in large part due to the ineffectiveness of his fellow teammates.
So far, Mahinmi is averaging 5.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 16.1 minutes per game to go along with a very average 10.6 PER. Mahinmi is ranked seventh (and not higher) because of his shooting percentage, 40.8 percent, which is much lower than his career average of 52.3 percent.