Indiana Pacers: 50 greatest Pacers players [2023 update]

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28. Steve Stipanovich

  • 5 seasons, 403 games
  • 13.2 points per game
  • 7.8 rebounds per game

Stipanovich was a promising career that was cut short. He probably could have ended up much higher on this list if not the knee problems that cut his career extremely short. But even in his short time in Indiana, he consistently averaged over 12 points per game and 7 rebounds, a pretty good mark especially for someone right from the get-go of their NBA career. He made an All-Rookie team and was a good defender. There is nothing bad to say other than, what could have been?