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2016–17 Indiana Pacers season
Head coach Nate McMillan
General manager Kevin Pritchard
Owner(s) Herbert Simon
Arena Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finish First Round
(Lost to Cavaliers 0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Indiana
Radio 1070 The Fan
< 2015–16 2017–18 >

The 2016–17 Indiana Pacers season was Indiana's 50th season as a franchise and 41st season in the NBA. On May 5, 2016, despite making the playoffs, Pacers' president Larry Bird announced that Frank Vogel's contract would not be renewed, citing a need for "a new voice" to lead the players.[1][2] On May 16, 2016, the Pacers promoted their assistant head coach Nate McMillan to become their new head coach.[3]

The Pacers would make it to the playoffs, securing the 7th seed. They met the 2nd seeded defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers in the First Round, in which they were swept in four games.

On April 28, 2017, Larry Bird stepped down as the President of the Indiana Pacers.

On June 30, 2017, following the season, Paul George was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

NBA draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/club team
1 20 Caris LeVert SG  United States Michigan
2 50 Georges Niang PF  United States Iowa State

Roster[edit]

2016–17 Indiana Pacers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 5 Allen, Lavoy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1989-02-04 Temple
G 00 Brooks, Aaron 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 161 lb (73 kg) 1985-01-14 Oregon
F/C 25 Christmas, Rakeem 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1991-12-01 Syracuse
G 11 Ellis, Monta 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1985-10-26 Lanier HS (MS)
F 13 George, Paul (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1990-05-02 Fresno State
C 7 Jefferson, Al 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 289 lb (131 kg) 1985-01-04 Prentiss HS (MS)
F 0 Miles, C. J. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1987-03-18 Skyline HS (TX)
F 32 Niang, Georges 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1993-06-17 Iowa State
G 40 Robinson, Glenn 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 222 lb (101 kg) 1994-01-08 Michigan
C 1 Séraphin, Kevin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 278 lb (126 kg) 1989-12-07 France
G 6 Stephenson, Lance 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1990-09-05 Cincinnati
G 44 Teague, Jeff 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1988-06-10 Wake Forest
C 33 Turner, Myles 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 243 lb (110 kg) 1996-03-24 Texas
G 3 Young, Joseph 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1992-06-27 Oregon
F 21 Young, Thaddeus 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 221 lb (100 kg) 1988-06-21 Georgia Tech
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Last transaction: 2017-04-03

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yCleveland Cavaliers 51 31 .622 0.0 31–10 20–21 8–8 82
xMilwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 9.0 23–18 19–22 10–6 82
xIndiana Pacers 42 40 .512 9.0 29–12 13–28 8–8 82
xChicago Bulls 41 41 .500 10.0 25–16 16–25 9–7 82
Detroit Pistons 37 45 .451 14.0 24–17 13–28 5–11 82


Conference[edit]

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cBoston Celtics * 53 29 .646 82
2 yCleveland Cavaliers * 51 31 .622 2.0 82
3 xToronto Raptors 51 31 .622 2.0 82
4 yWashington Wizards * 49 33 .598 4.0 82
5 xAtlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 10.0 82
6 xMilwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 11.0 82
7 xIndiana Pacers 42 40 .512 11.0 82
8 xChicago Bulls 41 41 .500 12.0 82
9 Miami Heat 41 41 .500 12.0 82
10 Detroit Pistons 37 45 .451 16.0 82
11 Charlotte Hornets 36 46 .439 17.0 82
12 New York Knicks 31 51 .378 22.0 82
13 Orlando Magic 29 53 .354 24.0 82
14 Philadelphia 76ers 28 54 .341 25.0 82
15 Brooklyn Nets 20 62 .244 33.0 82

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2016 pre-season game log
Total: 3–3 (Home: 3–0; Road: 0–3)
2016–17 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2016–17 game log
Total: 42–40 (Home: 29–12; Road: 13–28)
2016–17 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

2017 playoff game log
Total: 0–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–2)
2017 playoff schedule

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

July 7, 2016 To Indiana Pacers
Thaddeus Young
To Brooklyn Nets
Draft Rights of Caris LeVert and a second round draft pick
To Indiana Pacers
Jeff Teague
To Utah Jazz
George Hill
To Atlanta Hawks
Draft Rights of Taurean Prince
To Indiana Pacers
Jeremy Evans, cash considerations, and a second round draft pick
To Dallas Mavericks
Second round draft pick

Free agents[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Al Jefferson July 9, 2016 Charlotte Hornets
Aaron Brooks July 21, 2016 Chicago Bulls
Julyan Stone August 26, 2016 Royal Halı Gaziantep (Turkey)
Alex Poythress August 29, 2016 Undrafted
Nick Zeisloft September 6, 2016 Undrafted
Kevin Séraphin September 8, 2016 New York Knicks
Lance Stephenson March 30, 2017 Minnesota Timberwolves

Subtractions[edit]

Player Signed New Team
Ian Mahinmi July 7, 2016 Washington Wizards
Jordan Hill July 19, 2016 Minnesota Timberwolves
Solomon Hill July 21, 2016 New Orleans Pelicans
Ty Lawson August 26, 2016 Sacramento Kings
Alex Poythress October 17, 2016 (Signed a training camp deal)
Nick Zeisloft October 17, 2016 (Signed a training camp deal)

References[edit]

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