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Indiana Pacers’ Draft History (2006-2015)

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Over the past 10 NBA Drafts (2006-2015), the Indiana Pacers have made 16 selections, yielding two All-Stars in Paul George and Roy Hibbert.

The following table details the Pacers’ track record by tiers, noting the number of All-Stars and starters selected, along with players who either never made the league or were out in five years or less:

Tier Picks All-Star All-Star Appearances Starter* Not in NBA
1-5 0 0 0 0 0
6-10 1 1 (100%) 3 1 (100%) 0
11-15 3 0 0 0 0
16-20 2 1 (50%) 2 1 (50%) 0
21-25 1 0 0 0 0
26-30 1 0 0 0 0
31-40 4 0 0 0 3 (75%)
41-50 2 0 0 0 1 (50%)
51-60 2 0 0 0 1 (50%)
Total 16 2 (12.5%) 5 2 (12.5%) 5 (31.3%)

*Starter criteria determined as an average of 50 or more starts, over at least 40 percent of the player’s career.

The following is the league average over the same tiers:

Tier All-Star Starter Not in NBA
1-5 12 (24%) 30 (60%) 3 (6%)
6-10 8 (16%) 30 (60%) 7 (14%)
11-15 2 (4%) 12 (24%) 8 (16%)
16-20 3 (6%) 10 (20%) 8 (16%)
21-25 2 (4%) 8 (16%) 15 (30%)
26-30 1 (2%) 5 (10%) 20 (40%)
31-40 1 (2%) 11 (11%) 52 (52%)
41-50 2 (2%) 8 (8%) 70 (70%)
51-60 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 87 (87%)
Total 32 (5.3%) 115 (19.7%) 270 (45.0%)

The Pacers’ pick of George was franchise-altering, but the team has yet to find any other starters in the draft (outside of the departed All-Star Hibbert).

Note that players are included with the team through any draft-day trades.  Some teams pick well but let an eventual starter leave for another, but that’s beyond the scope of this article.  Recently drafted players have yet to officially pass the “at least five years” test, but were considered as such if on a team’s roster by the end of the 2015-16 season.

Additionally, recent picks who have yet to join the NBA may still do so, but for this analysis are considered “out.”

Pick History 2006-2015

All-Stars: Roy Hibbert (2008-17) Paul George (2010-10)

Starters: Hibbert, George

Rotation Players: Shawne Williams (2006-17), Brandon Rush (2008-13), Tyler Hansbrough (2009-13), AJ Price (2009-52), Lance Stephenson (2010-40), Miles Plumlee (2012-26), Solomon Hill (2013-23), Myles Turner (2015-11), Joseph Young (2015-43)

Out in Five Years or Less: James White (2006-31), Stanko Barac (2007-39), Magnum Rolle (2010-51), Davis Bertans (2011-42), Orlando Johnson (2012-36)