Originally posted on Pacers Pulse  |  Last updated 10/25/12
Man, time sure does fly.The Indiana Pacers have one more preseason game left against the Chicago Bulls before they open their 2012-2013 campaign on the road against the Toronto Raptors.Expectations are admittedly mixed with this year's group. On the one hand they lost solid guys like Darren Collison, Jeff Foster, Lou Amundson, Dahntay Jones and Leandro Barbosa. But on the other they picked up Gerald Green, DJ Augustin, Ian Mahinmi and drafted Miles Plumlee. On paper, it's hard to discern whether the team has improved or taken a step back, but what is clear is that their key competition in the East (being Miami and Boston) have improved, and perhaps New York and Brooklyn will pose a much bigger threat than last year.Even though preseason games are usually meaningless, it is interesting to take a look at how the team has performed and what observations can be gathered. So far, the Pacers are 4-2 in 6 preseason games, including a 3-0 record on the road. The team's projected starting 5 ...
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