That’s entirely due to injuries wreaking havoc on the Pacers in each of the last two seasons, and it appears this season will be no different to start out with Warren and LeVert both dealing with injuries. Don’t let last season’s lack of team success fool you; Siakam and VanVleet were still incredibly productive despite not getting as much attention as they did two seasons ago. Porzingis’ lackluster playoff performance last season dropped him far in the rankings, and a bounce-back season could certainly change things, but the expectations around Dallas compared to the lack of overall talent on the team shows something is still amiss here. Entering Year 5 of his career, he’s had just one fully healthy season in which he played 75 games, and during the 2019-20 season, he showed promise as a big man who showed flashes of being able to knock down 3s. If he manages to stay healthy this season, he should take another step in his development.