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.