A handful of years ago with Paul George, David West, George Hill and others, the Indiana Pacers were a formidable playoff team in the Eastern Conference and from 2011-2014, they had gone four straight seasons making the NBA playoffs, two years in which they made the Eastern Conference Finals.
Then from the 2015-16 season through the 2019-20 season, the Pacers made the playoffs five consecutive years, however, they failed to win a playoff series and now, this franchise seems to be trending in a new direction.
The Pacers missed the playoffs last season and being just 25-52 this year, they have once again been eliminated from postseason contention, marking the first-time since 2009-10 that they have missed the playoffs in consecutive years.
At the trade deadline this season, the Pacers decided to move on from All-Star forward Domantas Sabonis and Caris LeVert on the wing, thus starting what looks to be somewhat of a “rebuild” for this organization.
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Heading into the offseason, the Pacers will not only have to address questions about what they will do in the NBA Draft, as they are projected to have two first-round picks within the Top-20, but they will need to figure out long-term plans for Myles Turner, Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. Warren, all of which have different situations.