Indiana Pacers: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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8. Dale Davis

The other half of the Davis “Brothers,” Dale Davis was a force down low. He spent time at both the power forward and center positions during 9 consecutive seasons with the Indiana Pacers. This extended period of time with the team allowed Davis to become the Pacers’ leader in total rebounds (only counting the NBA) when his career with the team was all said and done.

By season 9, Dale Davis’ talents were recognized with his first and only All-Star selection in 1999-2000. This was also the season in which the Indiana Pacers made the NBA Finals, showing that Davis peaked at the absolutely perfect time.

Dale Davis is another type of player whose stats don’t necessarily jump off the page (except for his horrid free throw shooting), but he was a perennial double-double threat and was not a guy you wanted to test near the rim if you were an opponent on offense.

Dale and Antonio Davis epitomized the heart of Indiana Pacers basketball during one of the most successful periods in franchise history. However, Dale ended up being the stronger “brother,” landing him at No. 8 here.