An Overview of the Indiana Pacers Bench Additions This Offseason

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After disappointing bench play from the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs last season, they were forced to add some new names if they wanted to really make an NBA Finals run. Well, they did just that, adding three new faces to the squad. Let’s take a look at the three players added this summer.

C.J. Watson is a veteran point guard who has put up great numbers off the bench for a few other teams, and has playoff experience. He will be a huge upgrade over last season’s backup PG D.J. Augustin.

Chris Copeland has had a difficult journey to where he is now with the Pacers. He had a great season with the New York Knicks last year, which is what made him so attractive to Indiana. He will surely be one of the better bench players, especially offensively, in the league this season.

Indiana picked up Luis Scola in a trade with the Phoenix Suns, and it may have been one of the most underrated trades of the offseason. Scola is getting up there in age, but can still put up some great numbers. Scola is very reliable and is definitely a huge addition to the bench, and to the other big men on the team.

This Indiana bench is much improved from last season and as long as it stays healthy, the Pacers could easily be one of the deepest and scariest teams in the league.

Dylan Hughes covers the Indiana Pacers, NFL, and occasional MLB for Rant Sports. Check him out on Twitter @dylan_hughes24, add him on Google+, and like his Facebook page. 

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  • kenny

    as long as the reffs don’t screw them they should make it threw the east and possibly the championship but the reffs will give it to the Heat like they did 2 years ago against the Thunder

    • TB12 R

      Not this time i hope. Heat time is up and probably another team gets the chance at the title. GO PACERS!