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9-16 • 13th in EASTERN CONFERENCE

HEAD COACH: Rick Carlisle
VENUE: Gainbridge Fieldhouse - 125 S. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
CAPACITY: 20,000
NAMEPOSAGESALARYHTWTCOLLEGE
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#10
Brad Wanamaker
PG32$1,729,2176' 3"210 lbsPITT
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#22
Caris LeVert
SG27$17,500,0006' 6"205 lbsMICHIGAN
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#3
Chris Duarte
SG24$3,749,5206' 6"190 lbsOREGON
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#11
Domantas Sabonis
C25$18,562,5006' 11"240 lbsGONZAGA
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#88
Goga Bitadze
C22$3,098,4006' 11"250 lbsN/A
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#23
Isaiah Jackson
PF19$2,451,1206' 10"206 lbsKENTUCKY
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#26
Jeremy Lamb
SF29$10,500,0006' 5"180 lbsUCONN
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#8
Justin Holiday
SF32$6,006,4206' 6"180 lbsWASHINGTON
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#21
Kelan Martin
SF26$1,701,5936' 5"230 lbsBUTLER
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#7
Malcolm Brogdon
PG28$21,700,0006' 5"229 lbsVIRGINIA
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#33
Myles Turner
C25$18,000,0006' 11"250 lbsTEXAS
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#12
Oshae Brissett
SF23$1,701,5936' 7"210 lbsSYRACUSE
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#9
T.J. McConnell
PG29$7,500,0006' 1"190 lbsDUQUESNE
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#1
T.J. Warren
SF28$12,690,0006' 8"220 lbsNC STATE
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#13
Torrey Craig
SF30$4,878,0496' 7"221 lbsUSC UPSTATE
TOTAL Pacers SALARY: $131,768,412
Pacers SALARY CAP: $112,414,000

Current Pacers Roster Status

Prior to the start of the season, the Indiana Pacers did not make too many changes to their roster from the previous year. A few pieces that were moved and added, but all in all, the Pacers came into the 2020-21 season with pretty much the same lineup.

That all changed, however, in mid-January with the Pacers taking part in the four-team blockbuster deal centered around James Harden. The Pacers said goodbye to Victor Oladipo, whose final two seasons with Indiana were unfortunately characterized by injuries. The Pacers sent the two-time All-Star to the Houston Rockets, and in exchange, Indiana acquired an able replacement in Caris LeVert, formerly of the Brooklyn Nets.

LeVert's arrival in Indiana puts him in a prime position to be one of, if not the team's primary weapon on offense. We all know that the 26-year-old can put the ball in the basket, and it appears that he'll be given the greenest of green lights in Indiana. It will be interesting if LeVert really has what it takes to be a star in the NBA now that he's no longer playing under the shadow of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

During a physical prior to the trade being finalized, a small mass was discovered on his kidney. LeVert underwent cancer surgery to remove the mass and is expected to make a full recovery.

When healthy, LeVert should slot into the starting lineup as a like-for-like replacement for Oladipo, joining Malcolm Brogdon, T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis, and Myles Turner. Guys like Aaron Holiday, Jeremy Lamb, Justin Holiday, Doug McDermott, and Goga Bitadze will all play a significant role as part of the squad's second unit.

indiana pacers Team Analysis

Who Did The Pacers Recently Sign?

Indiana's most recent signing comes in the form of 6-foot-5 small forward Kelan Martin. The Pacers signed Martin to a two-year deal worth $3 million as they look to add some depth in their wing.

Martin, who went undrafted in 2019, played with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. The former Butler standout averaged 6.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in 16.0 minutes off the Wolves bench.

The Pacers did sign a couple of players after Martin -- mostly on two-way or Exhibit-10 deals -- but all have since been waived by the team.

Who Are The Pacers Targeting In Free Agency?

The Pacers did not do much in the offseason in terms of beefing up its squad via free agency. As a matter of fact, their only free agent signing during the break came in the form of 6-foot-5 small forward Kelan Martin.

Martin, who went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, played his debut season with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2019-20. In 31 games, the former Butler standout averaged 6.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per contest

Martin signed with Indiana on a three-year deal worth $2 million.

The Pacers were not expected to be very active in free agency during the offseason, and this turned out to be the case for them. Nevertheless, they were also linked with a number of free agents, including Jae Crowder, Harry Giles, and Rajon Rondo.

Who Did The Pacers Most Recently Trade For?

The Pacers was one of four teams involved in the blockbuster trade that saw James Harden take his talents to the Brooklyn Nets. As part of the deal which also involved the Houston Rockets and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana parted ways with two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo, who is now a member of the Rockets. In exchange, the Pacers acquired the services of 26-year-old swingman Caris LeVert.

In a bizarre turn of events, a small mass was discovered in LeVert's left kidney, which caused a significant delay in his Indiana debut. The good news is that the 6-foot-6 guard/forward is expected to make a full recovery and play a key role for the Pacers once he is able to return to the court.

LeVert had a breakout season with the Nets in 2019-20, averaging 18.7 points (on 42.5 percent shooting), 4.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.2 steals, while also connecting on 1.8 triples per game on a respectable 36.4-percent clip.

What Is The Best Pacers Roster Of All-Time?

Since being established in 1967, the Pacers franchise has won the championship three times. All of these, however, came when the team was still in the ABA (1970, 1972, and 1973). The Pacers officially made the move to the NBA in 1976 during the historic merger, and if we're talking exclusively about the NBA era, there is one particular Pacers roster that stands out.

In the NBA era, Indiana has been to the Finals just once during their unforgettable 1999-00 season. Led by the great Reggie Miller, the Pacers won 56 games in the regular season to finish first in the Eastern Conference. They then went all the way to the Finals, where they would lose to Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Along with Miller, Mark Jackson, Jalen Rose, Dale Davis, and Rik Smits comprised Indiana's starting five that year. They had guys like Austin Crochere, Travis Best, Sam Perkins, Derrick McKey, Al Harrington, and a 36-year-old Chris Mullin.

None other than the legendary Larry Bird was head coach of that memorable Pacers side.

What Is The Pacers' Salary Cap?

Per Spotrac, the Pacers enter the 2020-21 season with a total cap of $128.1 million. This puts them over the cap by a good $18.9 million.

Nearly 70 percent of Indiana's total cap is accounted for by the salaries of just five players: Malcolm Brogdon ($20.7 million), Domantas Sabonis ($19.8 million), Myles Turner ($18 million), the newly-recruited Caris LeVert ($16.2 million), and TJ Warren ($12 million). Combined, these five players will earn $86.7 million in 2020-21.

Other players earning a significant sum this season include Jeremy Lamb ($10 million), Doug McDermott ($7.3 million), and Justin Holiday ($5.7 million).

Top indiana pacers Roster Questions

Who Did The Pacers Recently Sign?

Indiana's most recent signing comes in the form of 6-foot-5 small forward Kelan Martin. The Pacers signed Martin to a two-year deal worth $3 million as they look to add some depth in their wing.

Martin, who went undrafted in 2019, played with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. The former Butler standout averaged 6.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in 16.0 minutes off the Wolves bench.

The Pacers did sign a couple of players after Martin -- mostly on two-way or Exhibit-10 deals -- but all have since been waived by the team.

Who Are The Pacers Targeting In Free Agency?

The Pacers did not do much in the offseason in terms of beefing up its squad via free agency. As a matter of fact, their only free agent signing during the break came in the form of 6-foot-5 small forward Kelan Martin.

Martin, who went undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, played his debut season with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2019-20. In 31 games, the former Butler standout averaged 6.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per contest

Martin signed with Indiana on a three-year deal worth $2 million.

The Pacers were not expected to be very active in free agency during the offseason, and this turned out to be the case for them. Nevertheless, they were also linked with a number of free agents, including Jae Crowder, Harry Giles, and Rajon Rondo.

Who Did The Pacers Most Recently Trade For?

The Pacers was one of four teams involved in the blockbuster trade that saw James Harden take his talents to the Brooklyn Nets. As part of the deal which also involved the Houston Rockets and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana parted ways with two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo, who is now a member of the Rockets. In exchange, the Pacers acquired the services of 26-year-old swingman Caris LeVert.

In a bizarre turn of events, a small mass was discovered in LeVert's left kidney, which caused a significant delay in his Indiana debut. The good news is that the 6-foot-6 guard/forward is expected to make a full recovery and play a key role for the Pacers once he is able to return to the court.

LeVert had a breakout season with the Nets in 2019-20, averaging 18.7 points (on 42.5 percent shooting), 4.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.2 steals, while also connecting on 1.8 triples per game on a respectable 36.4-percent clip.

What Is The Best Pacers Roster Of All-Time?

Since being established in 1967, the Pacers franchise has won the championship three times. All of these, however, came when the team was still in the ABA (1970, 1972, and 1973). The Pacers officially made the move to the NBA in 1976 during the historic merger, and if we're talking exclusively about the NBA era, there is one particular Pacers roster that stands out.

In the NBA era, Indiana has been to the Finals just once during their unforgettable 1999-00 season. Led by the great Reggie Miller, the Pacers won 56 games in the regular season to finish first in the Eastern Conference. They then went all the way to the Finals, where they would lose to Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and the rest of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Along with Miller, Mark Jackson, Jalen Rose, Dale Davis, and Rik Smits comprised Indiana's starting five that year. They had guys like Austin Crochere, Travis Best, Sam Perkins, Derrick McKey, Al Harrington, and a 36-year-old Chris Mullin.

None other than the legendary Larry Bird was head coach of that memorable Pacers side.

What Is The Pacers' Salary Cap?

Per Spotrac, the Pacers enter the 2020-21 season with a total cap of $128.1 million. This puts them over the cap by a good $18.9 million.

Nearly 70 percent of Indiana's total cap is accounted for by the salaries of just five players: Malcolm Brogdon ($20.7 million), Domantas Sabonis ($19.8 million), Myles Turner ($18 million), the newly-recruited Caris LeVert ($16.2 million), and TJ Warren ($12 million). Combined, these five players will earn $86.7 million in 2020-21.

Other players earning a significant sum this season include Jeremy Lamb ($10 million), Doug McDermott ($7.3 million), and Justin Holiday ($5.7 million).