Sixerscan wrote:Eyeamok wrote:The wild card in the east is Indiana. They lost their best player and hung around for a while. They have good coaching and are a good team. While people wonder about Boston dropping off the Pacers could be rising and rising fast.
They treaded water for a while against a weak schedule then wilted when it got tougher, capping it off by getting swept by a Boston team that was falling apart. Nice story but I think they need to add a decent amount of talent in addition to Oladipo coming back healthy (which isn't a given).
They have two foundation pieces locked up on reasonable contracts. If they don't do something stupid, like spend good money on bringing back Thaddeus Young and use their cap space on a top tier Free-agents, they'll be nearly as good as anyone else in the East.