Indiana Pacers 2021 Roster: What the Team Looks Like After Trades and Free Agency Signings

Published 12/13/2020, 2:30 PM EST


The Indiana Pacers have been relatively quiet in the 2020 offseason. They didn’t make any huge transactions that will stand out and their team pretty much looks the same as last year.

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However, one huge change for them was firing head coach Nate McMillan, who was at the helm of the franchise for four years. But looking back at this playoff record, the franchise decided to sack him.

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To replace McMillan, the franchise went ahead with Nate Bjorkgren, hoping to have a better season. But will he succeed? We will find out when the season is underway.

Indiana Pacers transactions: Players signed via trades and free agency

The Pacers didn’t make any noise in the free agency market, and their biggest signing for this year was Justin Holiday. The 31-year-old was handed a 3-year $18.02 Million deal following his impressive last season. Apart from Justin, the Pacers signed JaKarr Sampson and Naz Mitrou-Long on minimum deals to improve the depth on their roster.

Although the Pacers didn’t have any major signings in the offseason, they recently made a huge move. It was already a well-known fact that their star guard Victor Oladipo was anxious to the leave the team, the organization went ahead and traded him for former Nets guard Caris LeVert.

Speaking of trades, the team traded away TJ Leaf along with a 2027 2nd round pick for OKC’s Jalen Lecque. This pretty much sums up the signing and trade department for the Pacers in the 2020 offseason.

Players lost

The Pacers finally parted ways with their star guard Victor Oladipo as a part of a humongous 4-team trade. With Oladipo gone, it will be exciting to see how Caris LeVert fits into the roster. Additionally, the team did go through changes in the coaching department by firing Nate McMillan.

All things considered, Oladipo might sign for a bigger deal if the team has a phenomenal season this year. Otherwise, there is a good chance that the trade rumors can turn into reality.

Indiana Pacers roster

Backcourt

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  • Caris LeVert
  • Jeremy Lamb
  • Edmond Sumner
  • Aaron Holiday
  • Cassius Stanley (Two-way contract)
  • Jalen Lecque
  • JaKarr Sampson
  • T.J. McConnell
  • Naz Mitrou-Long
  • Malcolm Brogdon

Frontcourt

  • Rayshaun Hammonds
  • Domantas Sabonis
  • Myles Turner
  • Doug McDermott
  • Brian Bowen (Two-way contract)
  • T.J. Warren
  • Kelan Martin
  • Justin Holiday
  • Amida Brimah
  • Goga Bitadze

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This is what the Indiana Pacers’ roster looks like in the 2020 offseason. What are your thoughts? Will the team finally have a deep playoff run in the East? Or are they still missing some pieces?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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