It's pretty simple. If Indiana is every going to compete they are depending on Paul George turning into an all star. If he never turns into an all star then of course we'll continue to hover around .500, hoping to land another good pick.
The best way to develop players, just as every all star ever has been, is to put them in the starting lineup, give them the ball and allow them to do what they do best, and improve in the process.
This is why Rush starting will severely stunt the growth of the Pacers. Rush now starting under Vogel will with out a doubt play good or solid. This will lead to him keeping the starting job for at least the next 3 years or so. Vogel will continue to argue PG works best with the second squad (whatever that means- I'm sorry, you play your best players... period, it's a simple concept) causing the Pacers to hover around .500 for the next few years.
This is depressing.
Frankly, PG has to start, and Lance needs and opportunity to play right behind him and develop into a future contributor.