Indiana Pacers Finishing Another Losing Season on a Win Streak

No NameAnalyst IApril 12, 2010

ATLANTA - OCTOBER 28:  Roy Hibbert #55 of the Indiana Pacers against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on October 28, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Indiana Pacers have won 10 of their last 12 games, but at this point does anyone care enough to follow them these final two games?

The Pacers will play their final regular season home game Monday night against the Orlando Magic, then finish the season Wednesday night in Washington.

If the Pacers win those games they will finish the season having won 12 of their last 14 games at a time that couldn't be worse for most Pacers fans.

Before this win streak at the end of the season, the Pacers were facing the strong possibility of a top five pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.

Now that they have made this run, they will be lucky to get a top 10 selection.

Obviously, there are many fans that are upset about this situation that they have put themselves in, but there may be a bright side.

The play of some of the current Pacers players has been impressive. We are finally seeing a healthy Danny Granger, and Troy Murphy continues to build on his strong season.

Roy Hibbert has also progressed very well and looks to have a promising future with the organization.

The real position to watch is the point guard spot.

We still aren't sure if A.J. Price can be a starting point guard, and Earl Watson will probably be gone after the season is over next week.

Having the first or second pick in the NBA Draft would be incredible for the team, as they could select either John Wall or Evan Turner.

Now the real questions as to what they will be doing this offseason will begin. The moves they have made in the past have been questionable, and surely there will be many moves made this year that will have Pacers fans' jaws hitting the floor.

Something needs to be done in order for this franchise to get back to the top, and like any other sport, it begins with the offseason moves that they make.

The answer may not be in the draft, but if they can work some trades and keep building cap space, maybe they can finally get out of this seemingly bottomless hole.


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