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Vegas Over/Under: 31.5

Fromal’s Record Projection: 30-52 The Bet: lean although Prevent under Spoiler alert: Losing Paul George is a major deal. According to NBA Math’s total points included (TPA) metric, the haul–if you can call it that–brought back in return couldn’t quite match his production during the 2016-17 season. Whereas the superstar small forward ended with 150.42 TPA, Victor Oladipo (minus-58.86 TPA) and Domantas Sabonis (minus-159.61) fell a little short. Of course, the Pacers bought within these kids for their long-term potential. They ought to improve during the 2017-18 effort, and the same is true of Myles Turner, who’s a good bet to turn into a first-time All-Star during the upcoming season. This roster does have some upside, especially when factoring in Cory Joseph and T.J. Leaf. But is that enough to overcome the departures of both George and C.J. Miles? Probably not, which explains exactly why a steep dropoff should be expected after the Pacers somehow surpassed expectations to finish with a 42-40 record . These players will all be studying in featured characters, and losses will happen quite frequently. But that is not a terrible thing. Allow the up-and-comers grow, maximize the capacity of draft choices during the 2018 potential pageant and reap the rewards in the future. Read more: