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Indiana Pacers
(33-17, 1st in Central)
DRAFT PICKS: (#26)


1999   D R A F T   C H O I C E S
Round Pick Player Pos College
1 26 Vonteego Cummings PG Pittsburgh

T E A M   S T R E N G T H S
  • Bench & experience
  • Coach Larry Bird
  • Shooting
  • W E A K N E S S E S
  • Rebounding
  • Getting older (Time is ticking)
  • C H A N G E S
  • Conseco Fieldhouse opens next season
  • Will Sam Perkins retire?
  • N E E D S
  • Another inside scorer
  • N O T E S:
  • Along with Miami and Orlando, had the top record in the East
  • Lost to Knicks in East Finals ... the Pacers are 0-4 all-time in Conference Finals
  • Great shooting team-led league in FT shooting and were third in three-point shooting
  • Top scoring team in East (94.7)
  • Three players started all 50 games (Miller, Mullin & D.Davis) ... Two players started 49 games (Jackson & Smits)
  • Were a well-documented 1-6 in games decided by one point
  • Larry Bird is 91-41 during his two seasons as head coach (.689) ... the best percentage for any coach in Pacers' history
  • Chris Mullin was second in the NBA in three-point shooting at .465 ... (Dell Curry - .476)
  • Turned the ball over an average of only 13.0 times a game (2nd in NBA)
  • The Pacers made the playoffs for the 9th time in 10 seasons and reached the Conference Finals for the 4th time
  • Reggie Miller shot under .400 from three-point range(.385) for the first time since '92-'93
  • F I R S T   R O U N D   P I C K S   I N   T H E   9 0 ' S
    1990 - None
    1991 - Dale Davis, F (13)
    1992 - Malik Sealy, F (14)
    1993 - Scott Haskin, C (14)
    1994 - Eric Piatkowski, G/F (15)
    1995 - Travis Best, G (23)
    1996 - Erick Dampier, C (10)
    1997 - Austin Croshere, F (12)
    1998 - Al Harrington, F (25)
    P L A Y E R S   B Y   P O S I T I O N
    Small Forwards
    Chris Mullin
    Derrick McKey
    Austin Croshere
    Al Harrington
    Power Forwards
    Dale Davis
    Antoine Davis
    Mark Pope
    Centers
    Rik Smits
    Sam Perkins
    Mate Skelin
    Point Guards
    Mark Jackson
    Travis Best
    Shooting Guards
    Reggie Miller
    Jalen Rose
    Fred Hoiberg
    F R E E   A G E N T S
    1999
    D. Davis (ETO)
    Hoiberg
    Pope (PO)
    Skelin
    2000
    Croshere
    Perkins
    Rose
    Smits
    2001
    Information courtesy of Turner Sports



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