Indiana Pacers: 50 greatest Pacers players [2023 update]

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32. Ron Artest

  • 5 seasons, 193 games
  • 16.5 points per game
  • 5.2 rebounds per game

A bitter feeling will overcome many Pacers fans when they see Ron Artest this high on the list. Did he potentially ruin the best chance the Pacers have had to with an NBA title? Perhaps. But Artest in the 2003-2004 season had one of the best individual season in Pacers history, making the All-NBA teams, All-Defensive Team, and winning Defensive Player of the Year. If only that could have all come with a bit more of a fuse he would likely be much higher on this list.