After a breakout season in 2018, Victor Oladipo and the Indiana Pacers have high expectations this year. Most of last year’s team will return, in addition to free agent acquisitions Tyreke Evans and Doug McDermott. The Pacers were just one game shy of defeating LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs, which has motivated them to come back even stronger.
Victor Oladipo was an easy choice for Most Improved Player last season. Besides improving in nearly every statistical category, Oladipo proved he can be the best player on a legitimate playoff team. His ability to lead the Pacers and control the offense was remarkable, along with his electric speed and highlight dunks. After bouncing around from Orlando to Oklahoma City, it seems as if Victor Oladipo has found his home as an All-Star in Indiana.
Darren Collison and Cory Joseph will split time at the point guard position, joining Oladipo in the backcourt. Rookie Aaron Holiday may also see significant time on the court if he proves he is ready. On the wing, Tyreke Evans and Doug McDermott will provide much needed depth behind Bojan Bogdanovic. Evans is a tremendous playmaker, while McDermott’s shooting ability makes him an elite threat beyond the arc.
The frontcourt combination for Indiana will be the same as it was last season: Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young. Turner is one of the best young players in the league, and his development will be important to keep an eye on this season. His elite length and athleticism make him a threat on both ends of the floor. Meanwhile, Thaddeus Young is a savvy veteran who played a crucial role for this team last year. Aside from his slashing and scoring on the court, Young’s value comes off the court as a mentor to young power forward Domantas Sabonis. Sabonis enjoyed a fantastic season last year after being acquired from Oklahoma City. Turner and Sabonis are two players who Nate McMillan and the coaching staff hope can become Indiana’s frontcourt duo of the future.
A Bankers Life Fieldhouse suite will feature first class amenities such as premium in-suite catering options, HDTV, balcony seating, upscale furnishing and a dedicated suite attendant. Guests attending a Pacers game in a Bankers Life Fieldhouse suite will have exclusive access to VIP clubs and private entry up to the Krieg DeVault Club Level. The most common private suite at Bankers Life Fieldhouse will include 14 tickets with an option to purchase up to 10 additional tickets. Guests will also receive 5 VIP parking passes with their Pacers suite.