Indiana Pacers

Vegas Over/Under: 31.5

The Record Projection: 30-52 of fromal The Bet: Avoid but lean under
Spoiler alert: Losing Paul George is a major deal.
Based on NBA Math’s total points included (TPA) metric, the haul–if you can call it that–brought back couldn’t quite match his production throughout the 2016-17 season. Whereas the celebrity small forward finished with 150.42 TPA, Victor Oladipo (minus-58.86 TPA) and Domantas Sabonis (minus-159.61) fell just a little short.
Obviously, the Pacers bought into these youngsters for their long term potential. They ought to improve during the 2017-18 campaign, and the exact same is the case of Myles Turner, who is a solid bet to become a first-time All-Star throughout the upcoming season. This roster does have some upside down, particularly when factoring in Cory Joseph and T.J. Leaf.
But is that enough to overcome the departures of George and C.J. Miles? Not, which is why a steep dropoff should be anticipated after the Pacers somehow exceeded expectations to complete with a 42-40 record .
These players will all be studying in featured characters, and losses will happen quite often. But that is not a thing that is bad. Let the up-and-comers develop, maximize the capacity of draft choices during the 2018 potential pageant and reap the benefits in the future.

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