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Injury Bug Just Won’t Leave Pacers Alone

There comes a point where it can’t just be bad luck right?

You can say what you want about the Indiana Pacers running it back. But here’s the real problem. We may never know if committing to another season with this core ended up being a strong decision.

There is zero consistent minutes and time for the group that needs to be on the floor for the Pacers right now. Because once again, nobody can stay healthy.

Caris LeVert is reportedly on the way back. And just when the Blue and Gold announce that he was questionable to play against the Toronto Raptors, both Malcolm Brogdon and Isaiah Jackson leave with injuries.

The Nate Bjorkgren revenge game didn’t feel too good. Even better that he’ll be inside Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Saturday when Toronto plays Indiana again.

Odds we get a Bjorkgren tribute video on Saturday? I’ll set the Sportsbook odds. Maybe like +500 that he does?

Rick Carlisle’s Pacers need stability. I have no doubt that Carlisle is the correct coach for what Kevin Pritchard wants to do right now.

But if you can’t stay healthy, it doesn’t matter who is drawing up plays. Or in Bjrokgren’s case, whoever is the keeper of the iPad.

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