Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton going up for a layup against the Washington Wizards.
Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton going up for a layup against the Washington Wizards.
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The Indiana Pacers are Running the Best Offense of all Time

The three best offenses of all time are happening this season, with the leader of the pack being the Indiana Pacers. 

They have the highest offensive rating of all time. Tyrese Haliburton is leading the NBA in assists with 11.9 per game. Sophomore year Bennedict Mathurin is averaging 12.9 points on 43.4 percent from the field. Big man Myles Turner is averaging 16.8 points putting up 2.2 blocks per game. As a team they’re averaging 50 percent from the field, 38.6 percent from three, and 80 percent from the free throw line.

Tyrese Haliburton is playing like an MVP. He is currently averaging 50/45/92 shooting splits on 16 shots per game and 24.8 percent usage. He is averaging 25.9 points, 11.9 assists, and 3.7rebounds a game. He is doing this with only 2.5 turnovers a game, giving him an assist percentage of 48.9 per game, something he led the league in last season, along with a 14.1 turnover percentage. His on-off number is +10.9.

Myles Turner has been above average from three. With a remarkable 35.8 percentage from deep, this makes it his second best season yet. He is also shooting a good amount, attempting 4.2 per game. He is truly the definition of a stretch big. He also has an on-off rating of +8.1.

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Bennedict Mathurin in one word is streaky. This season he’s had a 26 point game, a 22 point game, and debuted the season with an 18 point game. On the other hand he’s put up two 5 point games and three 8-point games. Although his offense may be inconsistent, one part of his game isn’t: ball handling. He only averages 1.2 turnovers per game in his volume scoring role.

Buddy Hield has also been shooting well this season at 41.7 percent from deep on 7.5 attempts per game, averaging 13.6 points per game. Hield, who demanded a trade in the offseason, was traded for in 2022 and built his brand as one of the most consistent shooters in the league. His role has diminished this year slightly to the addition of Bruce Brown. 

Bruce Brown was brought in from the NBA Champion Nuggets. He immediately signed a contract extension worth 45 million dollars over two years. Bruce Brown has started his Indiana career by averaging 11.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. What’s notable is his hustle on defense, averaging 1.3 steals a game.

The other piece that the Pacers brought in this offseason is Obi Toppin. For the small price of two-second round picks, Obi was traded from the Knicks to Indiana. In his start, he’s averaged 11.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. 

Overall, all these pieces have contributed to Indiana having a 9-7 record starting the season. They have the highest offensive rating in NBA history currently. They have the highest PACE in the league as well. This has led to some downright fun basketball to watch and every Indiana fan is excited for the future.

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