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Doyel: Pacers' glut of centers creates a quandary


This was the vision of a year ago, after that glorious trade where the Pacers sent Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Sabonis and Victor Oladipo.


But tomorrow is coming for a franchise winning just enough to pick somewhere in the low 20s in the 2019 NBA Draft, making it unlikely they’ll find the player they need to continue their rise up the East.


It’s what everyone in the NBA needs, everyone but the Golden State Warriors (Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green) and Boston Celtics (Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown).


Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid (21) dunks against Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Indianapolis.


The 76ers have a huge (but skilled) team – 7-0 Joel Embiid, 6-10 Dario Saric, 6-10 Ben Simmons and 6-9 Robert Covington started, and two 6-9 players came off the bench early – and that allowed McMillan to go big with confidence.


Moving either would tamper with the Pacers’ best quality, the unbelievable chemistry sparked by the trade that brought Oladipo and Sabonis from Oklahoma City.






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