12. Indiana Pacers
The Pacers have flown under the radar all season, but they don’t mind that at all. Victor Oladipo will finally get the chance to make his mark after an injury-riddled season. If he can play consistently beside Malcolm Brogdon, then overlook the Pacers at your peril.
In sum, Indiana benefited from the time off. But rust could be a significant issue for these two men at the worst time. They don’t have the luxury of playing their way into fitness because they need to perform at their best now. However, if they do then the Pacers could stun the East.