Grading the Indiana Pacers' Offseason Moves Thus Far

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Grading the Indiana Pacers' Offseason Moves Thus Far
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The Indiana Pacers have had one of their more eventful seasons in the past decade, as they reached the Eastern Conference Finals and fought the Miami Heat in a competitive seven-game series before falling short in Game 7.

With that remarkable playoff run behind them, the Pacers needed to fill in some holes on the team to prepare for an even better 2013-14.

With Larry Bird returning at the helm, the team was able to reconstruct their roster—specifically the bench—to hopefully reach an even higher level of success in the next few years.

In the 2012-13 regular season, the Pacers had the second-lowest scoring bench in the entire league (per Hoops Stats), trailing only the Portland Trail Blazers' bench. Furthermore, the Pacers' bench averaged a league-low 39.3 percent field goal percentage, which certainly had an impact on the team's offensive struggles at the beginning of the season.

The bulk of the Pacers' offseason negotiations were aimed toward improving the bench, so how well did they improve their team for next season?

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