Indiana Pacers: 30 greatest players in franchise history

(Photo by Andy Hayt/NBAE via Getty Images)
(Photo by Andy Hayt/NBAE via Getty Images) /
9 of 31
Indiana Pacers
(Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images) /

23. Detlef Schrempf

German forward Detlef Schrempf is typically remembered more as being a member of the Seattle SuperSonics alongside Hall of Famer Gary Payton, athletic monster Shawn Kemp, and current Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan. However, before being a two-time all-star with Seattle, Schrempf also was good enough to snag an all-star selection during his 4 and a half year stint with the Pacers as well.

From 1988 to 1993, Schrempf was one of the Pacers’ most effective offensive weapons. During his all-star campaign with the team, he put up an impressive 19 points per game along with 9.5 rebounds and 6 assists, which is a very impressive mark for a power forward.

Schrempf was a Swiss Army Knife of sorts for Indiana and is arguably one of their best sixth men in franchise history. Although he wasn’t with the Pacers for an exceptionally long chunk of time, Detlef still remains a fan favorite and is definitely a bright spot in the team’s storied past.

Later on in his career with the SuperSonics, Schrempf developed into more of a shooter from range. If he would’ve had that skill with the Pacers, he’d be even higher on this list. Still, No. 23 all-time for Indiana is more than respectable.