Trouble in Indiana?

Just as the Indian Pacers have begun to ascend in the rankings of the highly volatile world of the NBA, the very future of their roster and success of the team seems to be in jeopardy. The departure of Larry Bird as President of the Pacers leaves the direction the team intends to go in question and under some scrutiny. The Pacers have very few assets in which to improve positioning in the NBA Draft and two of their biggest stars are facing uphill battles in regards to staying on the team. At the start of free agency, starting point guard, Jeff Teague, will become an unrestricted free agent, and due to the high demand for a player of his caliber, almost seems to be a forgone conclusion that he will not be with the team for much longer. Your text to link…

While the departure of Jeff Teague seems to be a high possibility, this is not the most pressing issue facing the Pacers and the state of Indiana. Team leader, Paul George, due to the dwindling possibility that he will receive a max contract as a member of the Pacers, will be a sought after piece for many contenders looking to improve their rosters immediately. The fact that Paul George is also set to hit free agency next year, the price the Pacers would receive in the event of a trade for Paul George, and the limited assets that the Pacers currently hold all contribute to the idea that George will be leaving.

 

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