Ranking all Indiana Pacers players based on future value

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Although the Pacers have been better than expected, when one is rooting for a rebuilding franchise, the casual fan and diehard alike must keep their eyes on the horizon. This begs the question, which Indiana Pacers players are more and less important to that future horizon? Let’s look at every Pacers player and rank their relative importance to the future.

#17 Daniel Theis

Since acquiring Daniel Theis from the Boston Celtics, it has seemed a foregone conclusion that he may never suit up for the Pacers. While Theis has championship-level experience, the Pacers find themselves with a crowded room of centers.

#16 Trevelin Queen

Trevelin Queen will be beneficial to have for depth at the guard position yet will likely play a transient role on the Pacers team. Look for him to not be a critical part of the Pacers as they look to the future.

#15 James Johnson

James Johnson earns some bonus points for being able to fill the veteran presence in the locker room. His experience playing across the league in places such as Chicago, Toronto, Miami, and Brooklyn brings valuable experience to the Pacers locker room that desperately needs it. Yet, he will likely never see playing time and is a short-term presence for the Pacers.