Ranking the Best 5 Draft Picks in Indiana Pacers NBA History

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Ranking the Best 5 Draft Picks in Indiana Pacers NBA History
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Reggie Miller helped Indiana Pacers fans forget all about Steve Alford.

Just who are the best five draft picks in Indiana Pacers NBA history?

We know for sure Reggie Miller will be one of them. 

But what about the other four?

Are Chuck "The Rifleman" Person's numbers good enough to put him in the top five?

Are either of the Davis Boys, Antonio or Dale, worthy of this recognition?

For the purposes of this article, we will limit the scope to players selected by the Indiana Pacers from 1977-2003. The year 1977 was when the Pacers first joined the NBA draft, selecting 6'6" forward Alonzo Bradley 29th overall out of Texas Southern University. 

A draft pick chosen from 2003 or earlier increases the likelihood a particular Pacer has had at least 10 years of NBA experience, active or not. It may be too premature to include those with nine years of experience or less.

The next considerations would be individual and team accolades.

Say, for example, if a certain Pacers draft choice is at least a 10-year veteran, won NBA Most Improved Player honors during his playing days while serving as a fixture in the team's yearly playoff run, he'll be a cinch to be recognized.

Finally, a great draft pick has to be loved by the community. Even if a player does well on the court but has serious issues off it, it just wouldn't feel right. 

It sure will be exciting to find out who's joining Uncle Reggie.  

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