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Predicting the Indiana Pacers’ Starting Five for Next Season

Predicting the Indiana Pacers' Starting Five for Next Season

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The Indiana Pacers' rotation had its ups and downs over the course of the regular season, but it was enough to win the East. Larry Bird must have a lot going through his head right now, and he will have some tough decisions to make by the end of the summer. Lance Stephenson and Roy Hibbert are both major question marks to still be Pacers next year, but for quite different reasons. Here are five predictions for their possible starters next season.

5. PG- Darren Collison

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5. PG- Darren Collison

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This one is kind of a stretch, and I am willing to admit it. George Hill will most likely be back, but that would be a mistake. Hill is a nice complementary player, but he is not a pure point guard. That is what the Pacers need.

4. SG- Lance Stephenson

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4. SG- Lance Stephenson

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Born ready. The Pacers have the option to let him go in the offseason, but I think that would be a mistake for both parties. He led the NBA in triple-doubles this season, and he would not be the same player in an organization without Larry Legend.

3. SF- Paul George

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3. SF- Paul George

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George is not going anywhere. He is the superstar that they are currently building around, and Bird is probably hoping that his small forward can continue to fill the holes in his game.

2. PF- David West

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2. PF- David West

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David West is going nowhere. He was the most reliable Pacer throughout the postseason, and losing him would be an absolute nightmare for Indiana fans. He is a joy to watch.

1. C- Kevin Love

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1. C- Kevin Love

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This is just a shot in the dark. However, if the T-Wolves heard the offer of Roy Hibbert and a couple first rounders for Kevin Love, then wouldn't they have to listen? Also, I do not think that Love would mind signing a contract extension if Larry Bird were sitting on the either side of the table. Just a weird theory after all of Hibbert's donuts this postseason.