A heated interaction between the two reserve bigs.
The Pacers Will Be Less Interesting to Watch Than 20 Other Teams
So says Andrew Unterberger at The Basketball Jones, at least, in their League Pass Rankings. I get what he means here, but he’s also a guy who is looking forward to watching the Kings and Rockets so … yeah.
Oddly enough, however, the national TV producers seem to disagree: after years and years of not airing any Indiana games (except one, I think, last year), ESPN and TNT will show them seven times this season, not to mention at least five NBA TV games.
21. Indiana Pacers (Last Year: #7)
The difference between being a young, exciting team and an established, but possibly low-upside team. The Pacers basically are trotting out the same team as in 2011-12, but having already won a playoff series and taken the Heat to six games, the Pacers need to keep improving to maintain our interest. And it’s suddenly not so easy to see them doing that. I maintain that this team should cut Danny Granger for League Pass reasons — they’d be infinitely more entertaining, if not necessarily more successful, without his inefficient, uninspiring 20 points a game mucking up the works.