One question for every Pacers player as the countdown to the NBA Playoffs begin

As the playoffs inch closer, these are questions that we have for every Pacers player.
Mar 25, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) moves the
Mar 25, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) moves the / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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The Indiana Pacers are about to head into the playoffs for the first time in four seasons. What seed they will be is still yet to be determined. But this young team will finally get some playoff experience together, something that they need as they continue to build toward being a true contender.

There are still some questions that the team needs to answer. In fact, we came up with questions for each of the players on the team, starting with the starters. Each player has a question that is unique to them and how they are currently playing. We will start with the two stars.

Is Tyrese Haliburton ready to lead the Pacers to playoff success?

Tyrese Haliburton seems to have shaken out of his shooting slump on this most recent road trip. His three-point shooting rebounded in a big way and it seems like he is back to being the Haliburton of old. His passing is still excellent and that never went away.

What makes things different is that Haliburton has the three-pointer back as a weapon. When the Pacers were killing it earlier in the year, he was able to make all kinds of step-back threes and some really deep shots. It seems he's gotten that back.

So now can he do these things on the biggest stage? We got a glimpse of it in the In-Season Tournament. He led the Pacers offense in every possible way and they just blitzed teams until they couldn't catch up to them. They simply outscored them while playing bad defense.

Now the Pacers are better with Pascal Siakam having joined the team. Can Haliburton unlock the offense to an even higher level?

Can Pascal Siakam sustain his level of play against the same opponent in a seven-game series?

Pascal Siakam has been unbelievable recently. What he did on the road trip was amazing. He showed that he can be the best offensive player the Pacers have. While Haliburton was struggling, Siakam continued to thrive when he put the offense on his back.

If Siakam can keep playing offense at the level he currently is, this Pacers team becomes very dangerous for other teams. He's used to playing at the pace that Indiana likes to as well and knows how he fits into the scheme now. It looks like he's fully unlocking his potential.

Defensively, Siakam has been great as well. He's able to switch 1-5 and uses his length to bother shots. While he's not an elite defender, he's certainly better than average. It's hard to shoot over someone who has a wingspan as large as he does.

The Haliburton/Siakam pick-and-roll is going to be a dangerous weapon against whoever they play. It's just a matter of if the defense can hold up. That leads us to questions for the rest of the starters.