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
Mar 22, 2024; San Francisco, California, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) looks to / John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Domantas Sabonis

He was initially thought of as the "other" player in the Paul George trade. Domantas Sabonis ended up being more valuable for the Pacers while he was in Indiana. He finished his career with the Pacers with a PER of 20.6. Quite frankly, he's the reason the Pacers have Tyrese Haliburton now.

Sabonis spent parts of five seasons in Indiana, each of them highly productive. He was an All-Star in two of those seasons while he played alongside Myles Turner in the front-court. It was a combination that didn't quite work, which is why he ended up getting moved.

Sabonis was highly effective both off the bench and as a starter, but never quite could find his footing in Indiana. His fit next to Turner was clunky and left the Pacers with spacing issues. Sending him to Sacramento was the best for all parties involved and the trade has worked out quite nicely.

Heading to Sacramento were Sabonis, Jeremy Lamb, and Justin Holiday. Coming to Indiana were Haliburton, Buddy Hield, and Tristan Thompson. Only Haliburton now remains. Sabonis is flourishing with the Kings while Haliburton is the new face of the franchise in Indy.

I always really liked Sabonis' game while he was in Indy. His footwork in the post makes him borderline impossible to stop when he gets close to the basket. He's one of the best rebounders in the league too. What really sets him apart is his passing. For a big man, he has excellent vision.

The best player in Indiana Pacers history according to PER is currently with the team.