The Indiana Pacers' training camp revealed several important things about this season's title-hungry bunch.
As great as last year's version of the club was, management knew the team would be hard-pressed to surpass, let alone duplicate their success of reaching Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals if it had the same horrid set of bench players.
Veteran power forward Luis Scola, one of Indy's new shock troopers, happens to be one of those who made a statement during training camp.
We also can't forget about the hot-button issue of Danny Granger's comeback in 2013-14. His training-camp play also made headlines. Pacers fans can only hope it did for the right reasons.
On the other hand, Roy Hibbert, who's bigger and meaner than ever, seems to be even better.
All these and several more training-camp takeaways will serve as a springboard in what should be another exciting title run for the Indiana Pacers.