Indiana Pacers Settle Into the Middle of the Pack in the Power Rankings
The second batch of power rankings have arrived and the Indiana Pacers find themselves slipping into the middle of the back.
There have been enough ugly, no good, terrible outings by the Indiana Pacers this season for anyone to drop them to the bottom of the power rankings, but they’ve managed to remain in the middle of the pack.
The Pacers dropped back to an average ranking of 18.5, a total of five spots down from their average the week before.
Things likely would have been worse had Indiana not played their most complete game of the season against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. Breaking out of their slump and knocking off a Bulls team that started the season off hot was impressive even if Chicago was on the tail end of a back-to-back.
What do the experts have to say about this Indiana team? Let’s take a look.
@Jeremy_Woo, Sports Illustrated
(Last week: 8) — ESPN
@MattMooreCBS, CBS Sports
An adjustment period was to be expected for Teague and Thaddeus Young, but the Pacers are hoping that was a breakthrough to aid an offense currently relying on Paul George and Myles Turner to shoulder the load.(Last week: 17) — Hoops Habit
Indiana faces the Charlotte Hornets tonight, a team that swept them in all three meetings last season. This time the Pacers have different roster and plan, but will they have the same results?
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