Ranking 10 worst Pacers starters of the Reggie Miller era: 6. Ron Anderson
Going from a former Ron A. to a current Ron A., Ron Anderson enjoyed a long NBA career with a bunch of different teams, including a stint with the Indiana Pacers.
Anderson was traded to the Pacers by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the middle of the 1985-86 season in exchange for a 1987 fourth-round draft pick that eventually turned into Carven Holcomb, who never appeared in an NBA game.
Funnily enough, the season when Anderson got traded to the Pacers was the only year he spent with the team in which he started at least 20 games for them.
He only played in 60 games for the Pacers that year after getting traded, but 27 of them were starts, so he qualifies for this list. Unfortunately, Anderson didn’t stick in the starting lineup.
The season he earned his 27 starts, he averaged 10.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.3 assists for the Pacers while shooting 49.3% from the field and 25.0% from behind the three-point line.
Those aren’t actually terrible stats. Anderson was decent when he was playing starting-level minutes for the Pacers, but the fact that he didn’t start a single game for the team the following season speaks volumes.