FanPost

OT -- Pacers


Truth be told, I am not much of an NBA fan. But I am a resident of the State of Indiana, so to the extent that there is anything on the line, I'd like to see the Pacers do well. But I don't follow them, or consider myself anything other than a very, very casual fan. I know that Paul George is good. What else do I need to know for watercooler NBA playoff discussion? Specifically:

  1. Should I be freaking out that they seem to be struggling? Is this indicative of some great flaw in the team? Or is this just like some west-coast road trip in the dog days of August for the Cubs (which, by the way, is NEVER a harbinger of bad things to come)?
  2. George will, I assume, get his in the playoffs. Who is second banana? Who is third?
  3. Roy Hibbert is good at defense. Is the team as a whole a good defensive team? Do they all play defense or just rely on Roy to block shots in the lane and hope that the other team is not hitting shots?
  4. What is the team's greatest strength?
  5. And, similarly, what is its Achille's heel? If they flame out in the conference finals against the Heat, is there a certain flaw that we'll all look back at and say, "yep; knew that was going to be a problem"?

FanPosts can be created by any member of The Crimson Quarry. While such posts are subject to community guidelines, the statements therein are the assertions or opinions of the poster only. Please no profanity in subject lines.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Crimson Quarry

You must be a member of The Crimson Quarry to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Crimson Quarry. You should read them.

Join The Crimson Quarry

You must be a member of The Crimson Quarry to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Crimson Quarry. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker