Pacers Power Rankings Roundup: Week 10
Below is a graph of where the Pacers have ranked over the course of the season.
And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Pacers this week:
Pacers ranked 14th - "We're probably not talking enough about the progress Myles Turner is making in Indiana. One-third of the way into the season, Turner is on course to become just the fifth player aged 20 or younger to average at least 15 points and two blocks per game, joining the starry likes of Anthony Davis (2013-14), Kevin Garnett (1996-97), Chris Webber (1993-94) and Shaquille O'Neal (1992-93). It's understandably tough, mind you, for the Pacers hopeful to focus on anything else when Paul George, as he did the other day, comes out and says: "Our identity is inconsistency.""
Pacers ranked 16th - "One game under .500, with over half their games at home so far where they are 11-5. I am suspicious of this team being worse than their record."
Pacers ranked 17th - "This team really can’t string any games together. Paul George told reporters that Indiana’s “identity is inconsistency.” Not great."
Pacers ranked 15th - "It's hard to say that the Pacers really miss Monta Ellis, because their lineups with other guys replacing Ellis have been better than their healthy starting unit. But Glenn Robinson III has shot 27 percent in replacing Ellis over the last seven games (after shooting well as Paul George's replacement in the starting lineup in November). They've been at their best with George on the floor with C.J. Miles, who's been inconsistent himself. Inconsistency, from game to game and quarter to quarter, is the theme with these Pacers, who had some serious ups and downs last week, with Thaddeus Young's game-winner saving them against Washington before they blew a big lead in New York and had a nine-point quarter against Boston. Another important week of games is coming."
Pacers ranked 14th - "Indiana is 11-5 at home, 4-11 on the road, which gets to what Paul George was saying this week that the team’s “identity is inconsistency.” Glenn Robinson III is struggling to knock down shots in Monta Ellis’ place. The Pacers are the eight seed in the East as this goes live Monday, but they have road games against the Bulls and Wizards — the two teams behind them in the standings — to start the week. The Pacers need to string a few wins together."