The NBA Draft is done. The Free Agency period is over. Barring any major moves[1. All Eyez on Melo.], it appears as though the rosters are set this summer and the most exciting NBA offseason we’ve seen possibly ever is coming to close.
Time to reflect on the madness. Which teams made the right adjustments to put themselves in position to pretend like they have any chance of beating the Golden State Warriors? Which teams are ready to straight up tank it till they make it? Which teams did nothing?
Here are your Post 2017 Free Agency NBA Power Rankings:
30. Indiana Pacers
The Indiana Pacers had complete control over the Paul George situation once he made it abundantly clear that he was leaving in free agency and after fielding offers for weeks, the best that Kevin Pritchard could obtain was Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. Yikes.
Clearly, the Pacers could have sent him to a contender like Cleveland or Boston. They even could’ve sent him to where he wanted to go, Los Angeles but they chose to ship him to Oklahoma City completely out of spite. They got him out of the Eastern Conference and they sent him to the one city that is the literal opposite of Los Angeles. If there was a team in Wyoming then George would be there right now.
Oh, but don’t worry. The Pacers brought in Darren Collison to run point. They’re good.