30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Indiana Pacers

30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts: Indiana Pacers

This article is part of our 30 Days, 30 Teams, 30 Facts series.

With the NBA on hiatus for at least 30 days, I'll be coping by posting an article every day with 30 random/interesting facts from each of the 30 teams. Hopefully, the season will resume when I hit publish on the Wizards' article.

Day 12:

Indiana Pacers

Stats are mostly from Cleaning the Glass, but also RotoWire, NBA.com and Basketball-Reference.

  1. Doug McDermott's 127.6 points per 100 shot attempts ranks in the 96th percentile for forwards.
  2. Doug McDermott has the second-highest point differential (+5.3) on the Pacers.
  3. Both TJ McConnell's and Malcolm Brogdon's assist percentages are both top 15 in the NBA. Brogdon is 15th (34.5%) and McConnell is seventh (37.2%).
  4. TJ McConnell takes 59% of his shots from the mid range – the 100th percentile for combo guards. He converts at a rate of 47% – the 90th percentile.
  5. Aaron Holiday's assist-to-usage ratio (0.89) is in the ninth percentile for point guards.
  6. Last season with Milwaukee, Malcolm Brogdon was assisted on 57% of his made shots (22nd percentile for combo guards). This season with Indiana, he's been assisted on just 24% of his made shots (95th percentile).
  7. The Pacers have four players in the 90th+ percentile for their position in long mid-range jumper frequency: Jeremy Lamb (25%), Goga Bitadze (21%), Malcolm Brogdon (23%), TJ Warren (18%).
  8. Indiana allows 6.3 more points per 100 halfcourt plays with Jeremy Lamb on the court – a difference that ranks in the ninth percentile.
  9. TJ Warren has made 73% of his shots at the rim this season – the 93rd percentile for forwards. He's also in the 91st percentile for mid-range accuracy (47%).
  10. TJ Warren is the 36th-ranked fantasy player in terms of total production in nine-category leagues.
  11. Victor Oladipo has shot just 43% at the rim this season – the sixth percentile for wing players.
  12. Victor Oladipo has a negative VORP (-0.1) – the same as Edmond Sumner in nearly identical minutes.
  13. Both Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon are in the 90th+ percentile for their respective positions in drawing non-shooting fouls. Sabonis draws one on 3.5% of team plays, while Brogdon draws one on 1.8% of team plays.
  14. Domantas Sabonis has the highest point differential on the Pacers (+6.4)
  15. Goga Bitadze averages 2.8 blocks per 36 minutes.
  16. Justin Holiday has the second-highest VORP (1.5) on the Pacers.
  17. Myles Turner has the fourth-best block percentage (6.5) in the NBA.
  18. Myles Turner has the worst point differential (-4.0) on the Pacers of anyone with at least 1,000 minutes played.
  19. Out of all Pacers lineups that have seen 100+ possessions together, the best is +21.3 and contains TJ McConnell, Jeremy Lamb, Justin Holiday, Doug McDermott and Domantas Sabonis. The worst is -33.1 and contains Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, Justin Holiday, TJ Warren and Myles Turner.
  20. Pacers big-ball lineups – Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis, TJ Warren – are +9.8 points per 100 possessions.
  21. The Pacers only have 33 small-ball possessions – no Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner, Goga Bitadze, TJ Leaf – for a net rating of -12.5.
  22. On the road against top-10 point differential teams, the Pacers have the worst spread differential (-7.6) and the eighth-worst net rating (-12.7).
  23. Indiana has the third-worst spread differential (-6.9) on the second night of back-to-backs.
  24. The Pacers have the second-worst offense (107.8) since the All-Star break.
  25. Indiana is the fourth-worst offensive rebounding (23.3%) team in the NBA.
  26. The Pacers shoot the second-most long mid-rangers (15.9% of team attempts) and the second-fewest threes (28.9%).
  27. Indiana is the most accurate short mid-range shooting team (44.9%) in the league.
  28. The Pacers force opponents to shoot the fourth-worst percentage (60.3) at the rim and the second-worst percentage (35.2) from the corner.
  29. Indiana has 68.0% of steals lead to transition plays – the fourth-highest mark in the league. However, they only create a transition play on 23.0% of live rebounds – the second-lowest mark.
  30. The Pacers allow the third-fewest points per 100 transition plays (116.4).

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Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
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