Is next year a make or break Indiana Pacers season? Mark Boyle gives his take

Is next year a make or break Indiana Pacers season? Mark Boyle gives his take

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Is next year a make or break Indiana Pacers season? Mark Boyle gives his take

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With DD back in the studio after vacation, he is joined by Mark Boyle, the radio voice of the Pacers.  The two talk about what they have seen so far from the NBA Finals and what they are expecting for the rest of the series with Kevin Durant's injury still in question.  The two also talk about Pacers' expectations for next year and where the team should be.  

Do the Pacers need to show the ability to get out of the first round next season?

"Absolutely, but it depends on the circumstances.  Last year, I doubt they would have finished 5th if they had Oladipo around.  So if last year they finished higher and did win a round.  Then you are looking at it totally different and if that's a premise, then your whole season was impacted by injury and can't be accurately judged.  Now this season, you got to a degree the same equation, you don't know when Oladipo is going to come back.  And more significantly, you don't know who he is going to be when he comes back.  This is virtually uncharted territory in terms of a player suffering this kind of injury in the prime of his career and a player that relies on speed and explosiveness.  Tony Parker and had it and came back from it, but he was and old and crafty and his game was totally different.  So how is Oladipo impacted at all?  If he comes in December or January as good as new then I think, I mean we don't know what the roster is going to look like because it could be very different with all those free agents.  But if we come back with a good roster and a best player is fully healthy, then I don't think it's unreasonable we can get out of the first round of the playoffs."

1070 The Fan will keep you posted with Indiana Pacers offseason news.

 

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