Former NBA champion and current ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins thinks that the Indiana Pacers will still be a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference even though they will be without Victor Oladipo.
According to him, despite not having a superstar, Indiana is full of young players who can do many things on the court. They also play old school basketball. Perkins thinks that any team in the East would not want to face the Pacers in the playoffs.
“The Pacers are one of the most slept on teams in the NBA. When you look at this Pacer team they play inspiring winning basketball. Yes, they don’t have a superstar but they have a lot of young studs,” Perkins said on Sports Center.
“When you look at a guy like Sabonis, a first-time All-Star who’s going out there and giving you 18, 13 and 5. Then you look at a guy like TJ Warren, who could give you 20 points a night. A young stud in Myles Turner who could strech the floor and who’s at the top of charts in shot blocking. And then you add Malcolm Brogdon, the Holiday brothers, you are talking about Aaron Holiday and Justin Holiday who’s very versatile.
And you know what about the Pacers? They place old school basketball. Defensively they get into you, they play physical, they know their assignments and rotations and they play winning basketball.”