Indiana Pacers: Player grades from collapse against the Portland Trail Blazers

Indiana Pacers, Caris LeVert - Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports
Indiana Pacers, Caris LeVert - Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports /
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Indiana Pacers, Torrey Craig
Indiana Pacers, Torrey Craig – Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports /

Player grades for the Indiana Pacers bench against the Trail Blazers

Justin Holiday: B+

Justin Holiday finished with 12 points in 30 minutes, with all of his four baskets coming from three-point range. The only knack is that he completely cooled off in the second half, scoring zero, zilch, nada. Remaining consistent from downtown will be key.

Torrey Craig: B+

In just 16 minutes, Torrey Craig’s impact was certainly felt. I can almost deduce that all of the 50-50 balls that the Indiana Pacers have won this season are by virtue of Craig’s hustle and endless motor.

Brad Wanamaker: A-

This is not a typographical error. To be honest, this is still quite ungenerous. Brad Wanamaker tallied six impressive assists in just 17 minutes, evidently being the only guard to read Portland’s defense ahead with precision. I hope that there would be some encores to this.

Kelan Martin: B+

Martin was a good provider of energy off the bench. Given an extended run due to the Trail Blazers’ perimeter shooters, Kelan was impactful, playing good defense while cashing in a couple of triples.

Goga Bitadze: INC

Goga barely played, but he didn’t play like he barely played. You know what? Give him more minutes. Insistently. Respectfully.


The Indiana Pacers probably do not have the right, instinctive personnel for zone defense. Just saying, kinda sourgraping.

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