The Indiana Pacers 2014-15 season may have ended before it even had a chance to think about starting, as the loss of superstar Paul George was a violent gut punch to the NBA Finals hopes that the Pacers had. Beyond that, there are more problems that may take the Pacers out of things rather early on in the season.
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Joel Bringham from Basketball Insiders opines that the Pacers are not going to be in for a positive season as factors such as an inconsistent Roy Hibbert and an aged
"As for how the team will fare, I don’t think it’s going to be particularly well. Roy Hibbert, one of the most weirdly inconsistent players in the NBA, is their best player now, and with George Hill no more consistent and David West no younger, I just don’t like their chances of making the postseason. Say what you will about the Eastern Conference, but there are a lot of teams looking to take a big step forward this year. To me, that might take Indy out of contention this year."
It’s not a bad take to have as the Pacers were showing weaknesses with George in the lineup so to lose him and then have to rely on the guys who were already slipping up is just not realistic.
Let’s not count the Pacers out just yet though, as the team is looking like they may be at least halfway decent without George, but contending for a title is out of the question on and the window may have closed on this incarnation of the Pacers winning a title.
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