The seven greatest Pacers in team history ranked by Player Efficiency Rating (PER)

The Indiana Pacers have a long and storied history of great players. According to PER, these are the seven greatest Indiana Pacers in NBA history.

Mar 22, 2024; San Francisco, California, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) looks to
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3. Mel Daniels

Mel Daniels is another example of someone who was a great ABA player who doesn't get as much credit as they deserve. He was an excellent player for the Pacers. Daniels played in six seasons for the Indiana Pacers and finished his Pacers career with a PER of 20.1.

Daniels was a six-time All-Star with the Pacers and was a scoring and rebounding fiend. He led the ABA in rebounds three times and averaged 19.4 points per game in his six years in Indiana. Even better, he was a two-time MVP in the ABA. He was even a bigger star than McGinnis.

Daniels also has his number retired in the rafters, number 34. He definitely deserved that considering he's the only player to win MVP for the Pacers in either league. Once his playing days were done, he stayed with the Pacers organization in a variety of fashions.

He worked in the front office and was also an assistant coach for seven seasons, even filling in as an interim head coach. Quite frankly, he was involved with the Pacers in some capacity until the day he died. He loved this team and the team loved him.

The next player on this list is a very recent member of the Indiana Pacers.