The Pacers made a huge trade deadline deal last season acquiring Haliburton and Hield. They then drafted Bennedict Mathurin in this past draft, a player I really like a lot. The latest moves made by this team make me believe they won't be contending anytime soon. We're looking at 3-4 year rebuild, unless Mathurin really takes off as a superstar.
2021-22 Record: 25 - 57
2022-23 NBA Win Total Odds: 24.5 (DraftKings)
2022-23 NBA Championship Odds: +100000 (DraftKings)
This will be an awful season for the Pacers. They really need to create a plan to develop Haliburton, Mathurin and others as quickly as possible. Beyond that, full tank-mode should be engaged here.
Under 24.5 Wins (An absolutely abysmal season in Indiana is about to unfold).