There's very little ball rotation. Players don't move enough, either. Combine those two problems and it leads to a lot of bad shots. Welcome to the Indiana Pacers offense. Their offensive effort has been as sporadic as their overall play this season. They look good in two games, then look just as bad in four or five games. The Pacers, losers of two straight games, have been held to less than 100 points in four of their past seven games. "We are just struggling with our rhythm right now. We're a bit out of sync," Pacers interim coach Frank Vogel said. "I will get to watching film and get back after it." The Pacers could get help in the offensive department this week: Swingman Mike Dunleavy is scheduled to get X-rays on his broken left thumb today. He'll be cleared to play if everything checks out. It's unlikely Dunleavy will play tonight against the Boston Celtics if he's cleared because he hasn't had any practice time. The Pacers also play Detroit and Milwaukee this week. "If everything looks good, we're hoping to have him back some time this week," Vogel said. Dunleavy broke his thumb when he tried to swipe the ball from Washington's Nick Young on Feb. 22. Dunleavy, in search of his first playoff appearance, has been increasing his on-the-court conditioning for the past couple of weeks to try to get back in shape as quickly as possible.
Pacers offense struggles; can Dunleavy help?
Indianapolis Star | Mar 28