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90'sNBARocked
04-12-2011, 09:50 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/britt_robson/04/12/regular.season.grades/index.html



B- Indiana Pacers The Pacers are returning to the playoffs for the first time in five years, an accomplishment that boosts fan enthusiasm and the confidence of a young roster. Pessimists will note that their record (37-44 with one game left) is just a game or two better than it was in all but one of those non-playoff seasons. But management has done a good job of sifting in young, complementary talent through trades and the draft the last two years while waiting for some onerous contracts to expire. The Pacers' starting five -- Darren Collison, Paul George, Danny Granger, Tyler Hansbrough and Roy Hibbert -- has clearly defined roles. The oldest of those players, Granger, the team's top scorer and highest-paid player, turns 28 this month. It's reasonable to expect point guard Collison and center Hibbert to become more productive and consistent with age, and the Pacers have a lot of room under the salary cap to bolster the roster.

BringJackBack
04-12-2011, 10:00 PM
Granger turns 28 this month? Wow it seems like yesterday he was 24-25.

90'sNBARocked
04-13-2011, 10:26 AM
Yep, funny he is the "elder statesmen" now

Trader Joe
04-13-2011, 11:17 AM
What he fails to reference is that the one season it is significantly better than from a record stand point, is last year.

Eleazar
04-13-2011, 01:26 PM
What he fails to reference is that the one season it is significantly better than from a record stand point, is last year.

And how much better the record has been under Vogel.