Vegas Over/Under: 31.5
The Record Projection: 30-52 of fromal The Bet: lean although Prevent under
Spoiler alert: Losing Paul George is a big thing.
Based on NBA Math’s total points added (TPA) metric, the haul–if you can call it –brought back in return couldn’t quite match his production throughout the 2016-17 season. Whereas the superstar small forward ended with 150.42 TPA, Victor Oladipo (minus-58.86 TPA) and also Domantas Sabonis (minus-159.61) dropped a bit short.
Of course, the Pacers purchased into these youngsters for their long term potential. They ought to improve throughout the 2017-18 effort, and the same is true of Myles Turner, who is a solid bet to turn into a first-time All-Star during the upcoming season. This roster does have some upside, particularly when factoring in Cory Joseph and T.J. Leaf.
However, is that sufficient to overcome the departures of both George and C.J. Miles? Probably not, which is why a steep dropoff ought to be anticipated after the Pacers somehow surpassed expectations to complete with a 42-40 record lest year.
These players will be studying in featured roles, and losses will occur quite frequently. But that is not a thing that is bad. Allow the up-and-comers develop, maximize the potential of draft picks during the 2018 potential pageant and reap the benefits in the future.
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juillet 30, 2019 - Non classé