Apr 7, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Jeremy Lamb (26) shoots the ball while Minnesota Timberwolves guard D'Angelo Russell (0) defends in the second quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
The Indiana Pacers brought back virtually the same roster from the 2019-20 season into 2020-21 with the goal of making noise in the playoffs. After an early-season trade that sent Victor Oladipo out of Indiana and brought Caris LeVert into town, the Pacers have been hit with reality.
LeVert’s absence played a big role in Indiana’s struggles as the season progressed and now they are fighting an uphill battle.