Here are our top three storylines for the 2017-18 Indiana Pacers, along with an invitation for you to weigh in on how each will play out.
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Lance Stephenson is the only remaining Pacers player from the 2013-14 Eastern Conference finals squad, and even he has changed teams six times since then. Now, Indiana is looking to the future.
The Pacers were dealt a huge blow in their post-Paul George rebuild effort after the team announced Glenn Robinson III is expected to be out three to four months following ankle surgery.
It remains to be seen how Ike Anigbogu's knee recovers, but if he is able to stay healthy, he has a chance to develop into one of the most imposing big men to come out of the 2017 draft.
Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III will be sidelined until mid-December after he has surgery on his injured left ankle, sources said.
Even with Paul George, the Pacers couldn't get past LeBron James. Now Indiana pins its hopes on the long-term development of Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis and Victor Oladipo.
Glenn Robinson III's severe left ankle sprain leaves the Pacers perilously thin at small forward behind starter Bojan Bogdanovic. Who might step up?
We might be one injury in Charlotte, Philly or Detroit from one of these teams accidentally making the playoffs. Just fold the Eastern Conference into the G League at that point.
After not getting any time during the 2017 playoffs, Al Jefferson might sit a lot to start the season.
The starting five named by Pacers coach Nate McMillan for the first preseason game will likely be the group when the regular season begins.
The subtraction of Paul George leaves Indiana with the least attractive team to watch during the 2017-18 season for the average NBA fan -- though the new outfits are nifty.
Planned to be part of the Pacers' rebuild, Glenn Robinson III will now miss two months with a bad ankle sprain.
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner has pledged to stay with Andy Miller, founder of ASM Sports, as other players have dropped the agent.