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Team Overview

Indiana Pacers

2009-10 Record: 32-50

Fourth place, Central Division

Did not make the playoffs

Draft History
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
13. Tyler Hansbrough 11. Jerryd Bayless No picks 17. Shawne Williams 17. Danny Granger
52. A.J. Price 41. Nathan Jawai 45. Alexander Johnson 46. Erazem Lorbek

Offensive:
101.1, 26th

Defensive:
104.2, 15th

Under contract:
G: Brandon Rush
G: T.J. Ford
G: A.J. Price
F-G: Mike Dunleavy
F-G: Dahntay Jones
F: Danny Granger
F: Tyler Hansbrough
F: Josh McRoberts
F-C: Solomon Jones
F-C: Troy Murphy
C: Jeff Foster
C: Roy Hibbert.

Free agents:
G: Earl Watson (unrestricted)
G: Luther Head (unrestricted)

Areas of strength:
Consistent 3-point shooting, solid group of young players who, at various rates, are developing.

Needs work:
Defense, maturity.

Two stats that matter:
25
-- Number of different starting lineups, mostly due to injuries.

3rd -- Rank in the NBA in 3-point field-goal attempts (1,896)

The Way to Go:
Just based on the average age of the current roster, the Pacers don't need to add multiple rookies. But they do need to upgrade at point guard, where Ford has lost his starting job in each of the past two seasons and Watson is a free agent. A number of players are entering their final contract years, which could make Indiana a free-agent player in the summer of 2011.

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