With superstars and “super-teams” now taking over the NBA, the Pacers current third-place position in the Eastern Conference is starting to make people think if a team with only one all-star, and not one nationally known as a superstar, can make a deep run in the NBA Playoffs.
Guest post from Collin O’Connor
The Pacers do, perhaps, carry the deepest roster in the league as they have 13 players who currently average over 10 minutes per game and six players averaging double-doubles.
The acquisitions of David West in the off-season and Leandro Barbosa right before the trade deadline also should play a role in keep this offense a balanced attack. Putting those two alongside Roy Hibbert and Danny Granger and this is a team who will give defenses fits with their balanced attack.
This core group of players have also come together to put forth an effort on the defensive end. With Roy Hibbert’s length as a last line of defense and Paul George’s length and athleticism on the ball, this team...