Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Indiana Pacers

Paul George

Get ready to know this kid better next season. (Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:

PG: Darren Collison, George Hill, A.J. Price, Lance Stephenson, T.J. Ford*

SG: Paul George, Mike Dunleavy*

SF: Danny Granger, Brandon Rush, Dahntay Jones, James Posey

PF: Tyler Hansbrough, Josh McRoberts*

C: Roy Hibbert, Jeff Foster*, Solomon Jones*

* unrestricted free agent

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft positions/per-game stats:

- Danny Granger, SF/PF (Rd. 3): 43% FG, 85% FT, 2 Threes, 22 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 2.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 0.7 Blk, 2.5 TO

- Roy Hibbert, C (Rd. 8): 48% FG, 75% FT, 14.5 Pts, 7.5 Reb, 2 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 2 Blk, 2 TO

- Tyler Hansbrough, PF (Rd. 10): 50% FG, 75% FT, 14.5 Pts, 7 Reb, 0.7 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1.5 TO

- Darren Collison, PG (Rd. 12): 45% FG, 85% FT, 0.5 Threes, 13 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 2.5 TO

- Paul George, SG/SF (Rd. 12+): 43% FG, 75% FT, 0.8 Threes, 10 Pts, 4 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 1.5 TO

- George Hill, PG/SG (Rd. 13+): 45% FG, 85% FT, 0.7 Threes, 8.5 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 0.8 Stl, 1 TO

Sleeper:

George

Most likely to surprise:

Hansbrough

Most likely to disappoint:

Hibbert

Category specialists:

- Threes: Granger

- Blocks: Hibbert

Things to consider:

- in the event of a shortened season, Hibbert’s consistency would probably improve

- if the Pacers sign a decent PF and what that might mean for Hansbrough

- Granger’s health

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:

- Pts: 13th

- FGM: 22nd

- FGA: 9th

- FG%: 26th

- FT%: 5th

- 3PTM: 10th

- Reb: 5th

- Ast: 28th

- TO: 27th

- Stl: T-19th

- Blk: 6th

- Pace: 6th

- Offensive Efficiency: 22nd

- Defensive Efficiency: 12th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: C-

Bonus:

T.J. Ford stumbles