Pacers A Team Of Journeymen

Jan 26, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Monta Ellis (11) brings the ball up court against the Los Angeles Clippers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 26, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Monta Ellis (11) brings the ball up court against the Los Angeles Clippers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /
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C.J. Miles

C.J. Miles was drafted by the Utah Jazz back in 2005. His rookie season was a typical first year, averaging 8.8 minutes and 3.4 points per game, nothing special. In the next six seasons for the Jazz, he would pick up his production in a major way. He would average 19 minutes and 15.6 points per game.

After getting his career moving in the right direction, he would make the move to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He would have two really solid years with the Cavs, averaging 20.2 minutes and 10.6 points per game. He was now established as a defense-first guard, but one that could also contribute on the offensive end.

This is Miles’ second year for the Pacers and he has had his best years of his career. Averaging 26.2 minutes and 12.8 points per game, he has become the perfect hybrid for the Pacers. He can play as the shooting guard or small forward, even making the move to power forward if needed.

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Pacers May Fall Short In Some Areas, Experience Isn’t One

As you can tell, the Pacers have a lot of players that have played for more than just the Pacers. This can be a good and bad thing. It can bring a lot of experience to the table, but could hurt the team’s chemistry at times. Moving forward, hopefully the Pacers can keep this core group of guys together so we can see if the chemistry can grow to the highest level possible.