Who makes the Indiana Pacers all-decade team for the 2010s?
The last decade for the Indiana Pacers hasn’t been great but you can’t call it bad at all. Out of the last 10 seasons, the Pacers missed the playoffs once due to the injury of Paul George. Those 9 years include six first-round exits, a second-round exit, and back to back Eastern Conference Finals losses.
The Pacers have been consistently above average with not much playoff success to back it up. Let’s take a look at a team made from the best and most impactful Pacers players that suited up throughout the last decade.
Indiana Pacers all-decade Point Guard – George Hill
No this isn’t my IUPUI bias coming out right here, you have to look at his stats and the success of the team with “The Hometown Hero” at Point Guard. George Hill‘s five years on the Pacers came in this decade where he averaged 12.3 points, 3.9 assists, and 3.7 rebounds. Those obviously don’t pop off the screen as star number, because they aren’t, that wasn’t his role.
George Hill had other options in front of him that were there to score, a few that will be on this same All-Decade team. George Hill could obviously score the ball if needed, being an efficient scorer, but the defensive end was his bread and butter I’d say. To go against the Big Three Heat, his defense and toughness were needed.
Obviously looking back on George Hill most fans will bring up the Kawhi Leonard trade, on fairness we got finessed on that trade, but George Hill was a fan favorite and a big piece of the Pacers’ success.
Honorable Mentions: Malcolm Brogdon and Darren Collison