Pacers’ ATO Brilliance


One of the most surprising units in the NBA this year is the Indiana Pacers’ offense. After ranking 15th in points/possession last year (all numbers from cleaningtheglass.com) and losing perennial all-star Paul George in the summer, most expected the Pacers to slide into the back-half of the NBA, but instead they’ve surged all the way to 6th. Some of their success offensively can be attributed to just how efficient they have been out of timeouts. According to data collected by Synergy Sports, the Pacers rank as the most efficient team in the NBA on plays immediately following timeouts. Sports Illustrated’s Rob Mahoney offers some of his favorite Pacer ATO sets and discusses what has made Nate McMillan’s squad so effective.

FULL ARTICLE (WITH VIDEO)

For more on Indiana:
-Two Nate McMillan podcasts (LINK)
-Riding the wave of Nate McMillan’s new coaching system (LINK)

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