The Indiana Pacers are without question one of the top threats to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference. Following LeBron James’ departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Western Conference, the Eastern Conference is wide open. Teams like the Celtics, Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards, and Toronto Raptors all appear like locks to make the playoffs, but any one of them could make it to the NBA Finals.
Victor Oladipo took the NBA by storm last season, becoming an Eastern Conference All-Star in his first year with the Pacers. He also led the Pacers to 48 wins and helped take James and the Cavaliers to seven games in the first round of the playoffs.
Kevin Pritchard knew that the Pacers needed to make a move or two this offseason. While no stars were brought in, the Pacers were able to sign both Tyreke Evans and Doug McDermott in free agency. Kyle O’Quinn was also signed to replace veteran big man Al Jefferson.
Following the offseason, the Pacers look like a much stronger team on paper. They added another playmaker and capable scoring option behind Oladipo and added one of the NBA’s top shooting threats. Add in the improvement from Indiana’s young talent and they could be a threat.
All of that being said, what three questions remain for the Pacers following the 2018 NBA offseason?
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