Number 31 was still in the starting lineup the last time I was this excited for an Indiana Pacers team.
Expectations are high in Indiana this year. A strong post-season performance last year against the Bulls, even if it didn't result in many wins, has fueled Pacer fans' devotion to the 2011-2012 bunch.
The draft night acquisition of George Hill, the signing of David West and the strange growth spurt of Paul George have all added to the excitement.
Although the Pacers have 15 players on their roster according to the team's website, I have ranked the top 12.
Out of those 12 players, who is the most valuable to the Pacers in their quest for a higher playoff seed and perhaps a post-season run? This isn't necessarily the best player, or Danny Granger and David West would likely be first and second. It is instead the value the player has to the teams chances of succeeding.
Here is a ranking of the value of each player to the team's chances.