Ranking 10 worst Pacers starters of the Reggie Miller era: 8. Austin Croshere
Another player who spent a long time playing in the NBA, Austin Croshere spent the majority of his career with the Indiana Pacers and was a spot starter for them in multiple seasons.
However, while he was never a full-time starter, he crossed the 20-game threshold multiple times during his tenure with the team, making him eligible for this list.
The 6-foot-9 forward was drafted by the Pacers with the 12th pick in the 1997 NBA Draft., but he didn’t step into the league as a starter. In fact, he didn’t appear in over 30 games for the Pacers until his third season in the league.
On top of that, Croshere didn’t get his first 20-start (or more) season until his fourth year, in which he started 23 games for Indiana. He had two more of such seasons in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons.
And while Croshere stuck around, playing 12 years in the NBA, nine of them with the Pacers, he was never a great starting option for an Indiana team looking to contend.
In his best season (when he started at least 20 games), Croshere averaged 10.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.1 assists while shooting just 39.4% from the field and 33.8% from behind the three-point line.
He might find himself higher up this list if he was a more regular starter, but since he was supposed to just be a bench guy, he gets a bit of slack.