Top 10 Indiana Pacers of All-Time

Top 10 Indiana Pacers of All-Time

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Honorable Mentions:

20. Roy Hibbert

19. Clark Kellogg

18. Herb Williams

17. Ron Artest

16. Derrick McKey

15. David West

14. Antonio Davis

13. Jeff Foster

12. Billy Knight

11. Vern Fleming


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10. Detlef Schrempf

Seasons in Indy:

5 (1988-1993)

Stats w/ the Pacers

17.0 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 4.1 APG, 1.1 Stocks, 51.1 FG%

Most NBA fans would associate Schrempf with the Seattle SuperSonics, but he did make a tremendous impact as an Indiana Pacer. The product of Washington State via Germany, Detlef Schrempf, spent a total of 5 season with the Pacers averaging 17 points per game, 8.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game on 51% shooting. The small forward from Leverkusen was also elected to 3 All-Star teams and won back-to-back Sixth Man of the Year awards with Indiana. He might not be remembered for his time as a Pacer, but he is still a top 10 player in franchise history.

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9. Jalen Rose

Seasons in Indy:

6 (1996-2002)

Stats w/ the Pacers

14.2 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 3.4 APG, 1.3 Stocks, 45.5 FG%

Along with Wayman Tisdale and Chris Mullin, Jalen Rose is one of the best southpaws in Indiana Pacers history. Rose was an NBA journeyman, but he arguably spent his best years as a pro with the Pacers. He helped Reggie Miller and company make the NBA Finals in 2000 and took the mighty Los Angeles Lakers to six games. That postseason, Jalen domianted with an average of 20/4/3 over 23 games. He even messed around and dropped 29+ points in three of the Finals games that year! He is one of the greatest players in NBA history to never make an All-Star game and was the winner of the NBA’s Most Improved Player award in 2000. With averages of 14.2 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 3.4 APG over 6 seasons and loads of playoff success, J-Rose takes the number 9 spot.

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8. Danny Granger

Seasons in Indy:

9 (2005-2014)

Stats w/ the Pacers

17.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.9 Stocks, 43.5 FG%

Remember how surprisingly good Granger was for a four year stretch 5 or 6 years ago? With the exception of his injury-riddled 2012-13 campaign, Granger proved to be one of the NBA most effective scorers. He’s shouldered most of the Pacers’ scoring load during his prime, scoring at least 19 points in four straight seasons. His shot selection may be just average (his career field-goal and three-point percentages are .434 and .380, respectively), but he has largely been an underrated defender. Do not also forget the fact that Granger stayed with the Pacers even though they missed the playoffs from 2007-2010, with seemingly little hope ahead. The NBA rewarded his efforts in 2009 as he won Most Improved Player and made the All-Star team after averaging a career best 26/5. Not too shabby at all.

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7. Chuck Person

Seasons in Indy:

6 (1986-1992)

Stats w/ the Pacers

19.0 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 3.6 APG, 1.1 Stocks, 48.1 FG%

If you think about the NBA’s most famous trash-talkers, you’d think of names such as Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Gary Payton, Kobe Bryant and of course – Indiana Pacer’s very own, Reggie Miller. And then there is Chuck Person. “The Rifleman” may not be in the same class as that Hall of Fame group, but when it comes to trash talk, the 1987 NBA Rookie of the Year can sure give anyone a run for his money. But let’s not put that label on him, Person was much more than just a great trash-talker. He was a great outside shooter and scorer who earned the respect of other big-name players. In his seasons as a Pacers, Chuck Person averaged 19.0 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 3.6 APG on 48.1 FG% from the floor. He never made an All-Star game but he was as reliable as they come which makes him an easy pick for a top 10 player in Pacer history.

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