ESPN the Mag has released their NBA Previews for this season. The Pacers are ranked eleventh in the East for this season in their magazine. Here’s a little tidbit of what they wrote:
BIOLOGY — C-plus
Mike Dunleavy, the Pacers’ second-best player, is still rehabbing his knee; he won’t hit the practice court until November. And coach Jim O’Brien holds his breath whenever fragile point T.J. Ford is clocked.
CHEMISTRY — B-plus
Camaraderie isn’t usually a characteristic of a sub-.500 team, but compared to the recent “outlaw era,” this crew is a commune.
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