Pacers Report Cards: Grading every Pacers player at season's end

With the playoffs on the way, now is a good time to give out end-of-season grades for every Pacers player.
Mar 16, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA;  Indiana Pacers forward Pascal Siakam (43) celebrates with
Mar 16, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Pascal Siakam (43) celebrates with / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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The Indiana Pacers' 2023-24 regular season is officially over, and the playoffs are right around the corner. 83 games and 172 days after opening night vs Washington, the Pacers finished their season the same way as they started it, with a resounding win against the Atlanta Hawks. With that win, the Pacers secured the sixth seed in the East and are only two days away from their first playoff game in four years against the Milwaukee Bucks.

With the Pacers' regular season officially over, a lot can be said about how well this team performed compared to expectations at the start of the season. Initially, Vegas and betters had Indiana at around 39 wins and most predicted them to either sneak into the playoffs via the Play-In Tournament or miss the playoffs altogether. No matter how you look at it, the Pacers regular season is an undoubted success and everyone on the team should be proud of themselves.

However, some players shined more than others, and with the playoffs on the horizon, now is a good time to judge the Pacers' complete regular season and see how each player did, along with coach Rick Carlisle. These players will be judged based on expectations before the season, where those expectations went, their role on the team, and what their current play means for their and the team's future.

Of course, only current Pacers will be evaluated, and they must have played significant minutes this season (at least 10 per game). That leaves us with 13 players and one coach to grade, as well as the total season and one extra tidbit later to be seen.

Without any further ado, let's get to the grades!