Analyzing the Indiana Pacers’ depth chart post-free agency

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The Indiana Pacers should be much improved with their new roster. Here is an in-depth breakdown of the team’s potential depth chart coming into the new season.

The Indiana Pacers knew they had to revamp their roster to have a realistic shot at competing for a higher seed than last season. With Victor Oladipo out until either December or January, Indiana needed multiple players to step in as scorers to make up for his lost production.

Not only did the Pacers add scoring, but they also got younger. Their veteran presence will be 30-year-old Justin Holiday (older brother of teammate, Aaron). The next oldest player is 27-year-old Jeremy Lamb. This young core will be able to grow for the next five seasons while integrating Oladipo into the new lineup.

With arguably the most entertaining offseason in NBA history concluding, the East is even more wide open than it was this time last year. Reigning Finals MVP and former Toronto Raptor, Kawhi Leonard departed to the Western Conference, and the Milwaukee Bucks, the only 60 win team last season, lost important pieces (one of which is now a Pacer).

While there are still question marks about the makeup of the roster, such as if the Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner pairing will work, if Oladipo comes back as the same player he was before his injury, or how a defensive-minded coaching staff will fare with an offensive-minded team, the Indiana Pacers should be much better than last season and could be a serious contender in the East.

Here is a breakdown of the potential depth chart of the new look Indiana Pacers.