5 players who turned their backs on the Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have mostly had a history of sustained success. Their highs might have been higher had these five players not turned their backs on them.

Apr 17, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) slam dunks during the
Apr 17, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) slam dunks during the / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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5. Bojan Bogdanovic

Bojan Bogdanovic signed with the Pacers in the 2017-18 season after playing a season with the Wizards. He was a valuable member of the revamped Pacers team and was actually one of the primary scorers other than Oladipo in the playoffs in that 2018 run against the Cavs.

Despite Bogdanovic only playing two seasons in Indiana, Kevin Pritchard wanted to bring him back. He showed himself to be a valuable wing player who turned into a better defender than he was known for. He's also a deadeye shooter from distance and shot almost 50% from the field in the 2018-19 season with the Pacers.

After that season, Indiana offered him a deal to come back. He was going to sign with them until the Jazz came in at the last second with a four-year $73 million deal. It was a deal that made Bogdanovic decide to change his mind and head to Salt Lake City.

It would have been nice to keep him. Until this season with Aaron Nesmith playing well, the Pacers didn't really have a wing that they could rely on. T.J. Warren had half a season of being good for them, but that was about it.

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These players turned their backs in varying degrees on the Pacers and fans have different relationships with each of them. It would have been nice to keep them all though.