Wednesday , Feb , 20 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Indiana Pacers Looking to Unload Jermaine O’Neal

The Indiana Pacers are stuck, and it won’t be easy to wriggle back into contention, according to one Hall of Fame player.The Pacers (21-32) are 11th in the Eastern Conference but just two games out of a playoff spot going into tonight’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Conseco Fieldhouse. ‘The Pacers find themselves stuck in the middle,’ ESPN analyst Bill Walton said earlier this week. ‘They are right there in the mix of things for a playoff spot, but they aren’t that good of a team.

They don’t have a point guard, they don’t have a player in the paint and they don’t have a go-to player.’ To the everyday fan, the Pacers’ easiest solution would be to blow up the current roster — beginning with making a deal before Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline — and start from scratch. Click here for more from the Indianapolis Star.