1. Pacers need to avoid taking the bait of trying to build too fast.
The Pacers have a lot of young pieces and talent across the roster and a promising future. Players like Duarte, Nembhard, and Mathurin all likely have roles to play in the future success of the Pacers. However, as a fan, the tendency is to want to win a Championship yesterday, not down the road.
This will put some pressure on the front office to trade in some of the assets we have for a star and try to build too fast. If this happens, the team could top-out and end up being a long-term first-round exit or “tough out” in the playoffs rather than a team that genuinely is competing for the championship.
If the team can do these four things, they are going to continue to move towards future success and put themselves in the best position to realize the promising future they have worked so hard to make a possibility.