Training camp begins next Tuesday, so it's beyond early to evaluate the Pacers. But the initial impression from their workouts together and their time together off the court is that they're more...together.

Veterans Paul George, Rodney Stuckey, Monta Ellis, Jeff Teague, Aaron Brooks and Lavoy Allen are gone, opening doors for a younger and apparently hungrier cast of nine new players eager to establish themselves.

Myles Turner, who at a mere 21 years old is the longest-tenured Pacer, raved about it Wednesday at the Pacers Foundation Golf Outing presented by Gibson Teldata at the Brickyard Crossing.

"Energy, man," Turner said. "The energy is different in the building, man. It's so much more positive. The energy is incredible."

Why?

"Just the youthfulness of everybody. Everybody comes with such a different mindset. Sometimes veterans come in and they've done it so many times. (These guys) are really looking forward to getting out there."