Indiana Pacers: Predicting individual stats for the starting lineup next season

Indiana Pacers - Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana Pacers - Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /
1 of 6

It’s not farfetched at all to conjecture that the Indiana Pacers have one of the most dynamic starting lineups in the league at full strength. Boasting All-Stars or at least, fringe ones in all five positions, the Blue and Gold is certainly not bereft of firepower to open games.

However, while they are all skilled individually, they are all similarly prone to injury. That is the elephant in the room as to why Indy massively underwhelmed this season, a stark contrast to their remarkable finish last season despite facing the same chronic bout with ailments.

It’s fun to bask in theory, but luckily, it is safe to assume that the Pacers will trot out their full array of weapons in the starting lineup to begin the campaign next season as currently constructed, barring trades and other moves. If they once again bank on continuity and hope for the injury bug to seek shelter away from Indianapolis, then the team can feel secured about mobilizing a potent unit to start and end games.

While we’re not even in the heat of the offseason, there’s never a bad time for some crystal balls and bold projections. Thus, in this piece, we predict the individual stats for every starter for the Indiana Pacers next season.