I spent some time going through the team stats trying to figure out where we've had problems this year.
FG Pct 43.9% (26th in the league)
Turnovers/game 15.5 (27th)
Assists/game 19.5 (29th)
Ast/Turnover Ratio 1.26 (28th)
Steals 7.1 (Tied 19th)
Opponent Turnovers 13.7 (Tied 19th)
Offensively, the Pacers still average a decent 99.3 ppg (15th) but our playmaking has gotten more inefficient over the last 2 years. Some of this is the coaching change, some is due to DC struggling with the new offense. But what we didn't have this year is a 2nd playmaker on the roster. In 2009, we had TJ, Jack and Diener in the rotation and we finished 9th in the league in assists. In 2010 we had TJ and Earl and finished 15th. This year we have DC and AJ and we sit at 29th.
Defensively, our pts allowed has improved from 103.8 to 100.8 since last year (from 23rd to 17th) but we are not good at pressuring the ball and forcing turnovers.