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The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft  

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List Rules Vote based only on career success with the Indiana Pacers. Only picks made since the NBA/ABA merger (since 1977).

All Indiana Pacers first-round draft picks were made with the intention of improving the team to contend for an NBA championship. While Indiana has yet to win it all, they have made some great picks in the NBA draft throughout the years.

The Pacers of the 1990s were defined by Reggie Miller, a Hall of Famer who belongs on the list of best NBA players of all time. All-Star Danny Granger came along in the mid-2000s, while Paul George, one of the top basketball players right now, was taken by the Pacers with the 10th pick in 2010.

So, which of these players had the biggest overall impact positively on the Pacers? These stats shown only reflect the players’ time spent with Indiana, and that’s what you should base your vote on: Did this player help improve the Pacers?

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Paul George is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 10 (2010)

Stats
448 games played, 18.1 ppg, 6.3 apg, 3.2 rpg, 1.7 spg

Achievements
4× NBA All-Star (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
3× All-NBA Third Team (2013, 2014, 2016)
NBA All-Defensive First Team (2014)
2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2013, 2016)
NBA Most Improved Player (2013)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2011)

2
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 11 (1987)

Stats
1,389 games played, 18.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.1 spg

Achievements
5× NBA All-Star (1990, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000)
3× All-NBA Third Team (1995, 1996, 1998)

3
Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Myles Turner

Draft selection: 11 (2015)

Stats
280 games played, 12.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.1 bpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2016)

4
Chuck Person is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 4 (1986)

Stats
479 games played, 19,0 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.6 apg

Achievements
NBA Rookie of the Year (1987)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1987)

5
Dale Davis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 13 (1991)

Stats
671 games played, 9.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg

Achievements
NBA All-Star (2000)

6
Danny Granger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 17 (2005)

Stats
544 games played, 17.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.0 apg

Achievements
NBA All-Star (2009)
NBA Most Improved Player (2009)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2006)

7
Steve Stipanovich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 2 (1983)

Stats
403 games played, 13.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.3 apg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1984)

8
Vern Fleming is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 18 (1984)

Stats
816 games played, 11.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg

9
Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 2 (1985)

Stats
289 games played, 15.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg

10
Al Harrington is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 25 (1998)

Stats
390 games played, 10.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg

11
Tyler Hansbrough is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 13 (2009)

Stats
246 games played, 8.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg

12
Clark Kellogg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 4 (1982)

Stats
260 games played, 18.9 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.9 apg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1983)

13
Fred Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 24 (2002)

Stats
245 games played, 7.7 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.2 apg

14
T. J. Leaf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 18 (2017)

Stats
111 games played, 3.4 ppg

15
Rick Robey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 3 (1978)

Stats
43 games played, 8.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg

16
Travis Best is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 23 (1995)

Stats
469 games played, 8.1 ppg, 3.8 apg

17
Eric Piatkowski is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 15 (1994)

Stats
Never played for Pacers

18
Dudley Bradley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 13 (1979)

Stats
164 games played, 8.2 ppg, 2.7 apg, 2.4 spg

Achievements
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1981)

19
Herb Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 14 (1981)

Stats
577 games played, 15.0 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 1.9 bpg

20
David Harrison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 29 (2004)

Stats
189 games played, 5.0 ppg, 1.0 bpg

21
Austin Croshere is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 12 (1997)

Stats
540 games played, 7.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg

22
Aaron Holiday is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 23 (2018)

Stats
50 games played, 5.9 ppg, 1.7 apg

23
Shawne Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 17 (2006)

Stats
111 games played, 5.6 ppg

24
Scott Haskin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Scott Haskin

Draft selection: 14 (1993)

Stats
27 games played, 2.0 ppg

25
Malik Sealy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Indiana Pacers First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 14 (1992)

Stats
101 games played, 6.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg