The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders. There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.
Since the Chicago Bulls are without Derrick Rose, the Indiana Pacers become the new team to beat in the Central Division. Indy made a major leap last season but do they have enough to reach the next level in the Eastern Conference?
2011-12: 42-24, 3rd in Eastern Conference
Predicted EC Finish: 5th
Projected Depth Chart:
C: Roy Hibbert/Ian Mahinmi/Miles Plumlee
PF: David West/Tyler Hansbrough/Jeff Pendergraph
SF: Danny Granger/Sam Young
SG: Paul George/Gerald Green/Lance Stephenson/Orlando Johnson
PG: George Hill/D.J. Augustin/Sundiata Gaines/Blake Ahearn
Indiana’s off-season was: confusing. When Larry Bird was running the show, the Pacers did it the right way by building through the draft and make smart decisions in free agency. New...