Oct 1, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Danny Granger (33) poses for a photo on media day at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Indiana Pacers Begin Training Camp

With day one of training camp in the books, the Pacers are already looking forward to day two.  This could be the most important training camp for the team in years.  The expectations are high for the Pacers as they can contend for the division title, and possibly get further in the playoffs than most people believe.

This training camp is great for the coaching staff as they will have time unlike last season to put together their schemes for the team.  There’s the time to work the second unit as that will be something all Pacer fans will keep an eye on.  That second unit wants to be just as good as the first unit, and that’s how the Pacers can beat teams.  It’s very important to develop that second unit and work guys like D.J. Augustin and Gerald Green into this Pacers team.

The starting lineup of George Hill, Paul George, Danny Granger, David West, and Roy Hibbert should be given ample time to develop as well.  We saw some sign of what they could do in the month of April last season.  Now they’ll have a full off season, full training camp, full practice team, and a full preseason schedule to gear up for the grind of the season.

This Pacers team should come out of the gates strong, and all the work of this off season will show that.  If the recent additions can perform like the front office feels, this Pacers team will do big things this coming season.  Time to put in the work for this training camp, and reap the rewards in the season. You know that’s what Coach Frank Vogel is preaching as he gets up and going for his day with the team.

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