Better offense could get Pacers to championship
Greg Anthony takes a look at the future of the Indiana Pacers.
The focus now shifts to the Pacers and their future, a future that should include Ron Artest. The question I have: Beyond replacing Miller on the court, who will replace his leadership in the locker room? With the return of Artest, the question of leadership is as big an issue as any for Indiana. Remember the questions this team will deal with and the residual effect of how it will respond.
The other concern I have is the style of play, a major factor in the potential of this team. I love this team. It's not solely about effort, because no team competes harder. Rick Carlisle is as fine a coach as we have in the league at getting maximum effort out of his squad, but I'm starting to wonder if the Pacers are good enough on the offensive end. The inability to get easy baskets has stunted Indiana's growth offensively. Again, effort is important; it beats most teams. However, to win it all offensive efficiency has to enter into the equation.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
MORE NBA HEADLINES
- Pacers' Hill uncertain for Game 6 vs. Knicks
- Jackson's book trumpets Jordan over Kobe
- Mayor says deal to sell Kings has been signed
- Ex-Heat, Mavs G Danilovic stabbed in Serbia