Indiana Pacers Roster 2020 Pacers Roster

33-23, 2nd in East Central

The Indiana Pacers season may have ended in disappointment, but they’re still in a pretty solid situation going forward. A lot of people forgot that before Oladipo’s injury, they were the 3rd seed in the East. The Pacers quietly had a strong offseason, snatching Malcolm Brogdon from a division rival, trading almost nothing for TJ Warren, and signing Jeremy Lamb to a very reasonable deal. The Pacers did lose an important player in Bojan Bogdanovic, but they’re probably counting on a healthy Oladipo and their offseason additions to offset that loss. The Pacers are quietly positioned to be sleepers in the East, but if they plan on making a serious run, they’ll have to answer these pressing questions.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG Victor Oladipo Victor Oladipo V. Oladipo 4
88
#8 PG 1 6' 3" 209 27 5/4/92 7th season Indiana
PG Malcolm Brogdon Malcolm Brogdon M. Brogdon 7
84
#20 PG 1 6' 5" 227 26 12/11/92 4th season Virginia
PG Aaron Holiday Aaron Holiday A. Holiday 3
80
#34 PG 2 6' 0" 182 23 9/30/96 2nd season UCLA
PG T.J. McConnell T.J. McConnell T. McConnell 9
77
#52 PG 3 6' 0" 189 27 3/25/92 5th season
PG Edmond Sumner Edmond Sumner E. Sumner 5
74
#82 PG 3 6' 3" 174 23 12/31/95 3rd season Xavier
SG Justin Holiday Justin Holiday J. Holiday 8
75
#28 SG 2 6' 5" 180 30 4/5/89 7th season Washington
SG Naz Mitrou-Long Naz Mitrou-Long N. Mitrou-Long 15
69
#71 SG 6' 2" 216 26 8/3/93 3rd season Iowa State
SG Brian Bowen Brian Bowen B. Bowen 10
67
#83 SG 6' 5" 189 21 10/2/98 Rookie
SF T.J. Warren T.J. Warren T. Warren 1
79
#17 SF 1 6' 7" 213 26 9/5/93 6th season NC State
SF Jeremy Lamb Jeremy Lamb J. Lamb 26
82
#10 SF 2 6' 5" 182 27 5/30/92 8th season UConn
SF JaKarr Sampson JaKarr Sampson J. Sampson 14
74
#40 SF 4 6' 7" 213 26 3/20/93 5th season St. John's
PF T.J. Leaf T.J. Leaf T. Leaf 22
78
#33 PF 2 6' 9" 224 22 4/30/97 3rd season UCLA
PF Doug McDermott Doug McDermott D. McDermott 20
76
#47 PF 3 6' 7" 224 27 1/3/92 6th season Creighton
PF Alize Johnson Alize Johnson A. Johnson 24
68
#100 PF 3 6' 7" 211 23 4/22/96 2nd season Missouri State
C Domantas Sabonis Domantas Sabonis D. Sabonis 11
87
#7 C 1 6' 11" 238 23 5/3/96 4th season Gonzaga
C Myles Turner Myles Turner M. Turner 33
79
#39 C 1 6' 11" 249 23 3/24/96 5th season Texas
C Goga Bitadze Goga Bitadze G. Bitadze 88
71
#86 C 2 6' 11" 244 20 7/20/99 Rookie

2019-2020 Top Indiana Pacers Roster Questions

Do They Have Enough Firepower to Compete with the Top Teams in the East?

The Pacers are a pretty deep, well coached team that will likely win 50 plus games if healthy. However, there are valid concerns that they might just not have enough firepower to measure up to teams like the Bucks, Sixers, or even the Celtics. While they do have a star in Oladipo, he probably wouldn’t be the best player if the Pacers faced the Bucks and Sixers. The Pacers as they are would definitely be a tough out but its hard to see them beating even one of those teams in a seven game series. If they want to be true contenders in the East, they’ll need another star by Oladipo’s side. Given their cap situation, the second star would have to come from within. Perhaps Brogdon becomes one in a bigger role, or maybe one of Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner can develop into one. The point is, unless one other player on their team takes a big leap forward, the Pacers ceiling is capped out as a lucky conference finals participant.

Are Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner Compatible in the Long Run?

Both Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner have proven to be exciting young big man to keep an eye on. Sabonis was a finalist for the sixth man of the year while Turner led the league in blocks. The question the Pacers need to decide on is if they should keep them both. Myles Turner is locked up long term but Sabonis is due for restricted free agency soon. While they both looked solid playing together in the regular season, the same can’t be said about the playoffs. Although it was a relatively small sample size, the Pacers still had a minus net rating of -28.6 in the minutes Sabonis and Turner played together. It’s possible things would’ve better had Oladipo been healthy, but it’s something the Pacers should be concerned about nonetheless. The Pacers will probably see how things unfold with the new lineups but one thing is clear, both bigs are starter caliber players. They might be able to get away with staggering them now, but both will likely want to finish games in the future. If the pairing proves incompatible long term, the Pacers must decide which of the two they want to keep.

Can Victor Oladipo be the Main Star on a Championship Level Team?

One thing the Pacers need to assess is if Victor Oladipo is good enough to be the featured option on a contending team. Never mind the surrounding pieces, the Pacers need to know if their cornerstone can be the superstar going forward. We know he’s good enough to lead a team to around 50 wins but leading a team to a championship is another story. The Pacers are a really good team that should at the very least make it to the second round, but they have limited options to improve their team going forward. Any improvements they undergo will likely have to come internally, as they’re pretty cash strapped right now. This will be even more true if Sabonis and Oladipo get extensions in the near future. If the Pacers want to compete for a championship, they need to know if Oladipo is the guy that can take them there. If not, they need to have a plan to find somebody that can or be prepared to enter a rebuild.