Our #21Teamsin21Days series will highlight one NBA 2K League team each day, in alphabetical order, reviewing each team’s 2018 season, while also taking a look at each teams outlook in 2019, including the four new expansion franchises.
Team: Pacers Gaming
2018 Head Coach: Cody Parrent
2018 Regular Season Record/Finish: 5-9/13th in the League
2018 Season Accolades: Set NBA 2K League Single Game Scoring Record with 102 points in a win over Celtics Crossover Gaming in Week 10
Protected Players for 2019 Season: WoLF 74, Swizurk
Pacers Gaming experienced plenty of ups and downs in the inaurgural NBA 2K League season. The squad from Indiana came out the gate on fire winning three of their first four games en route to the money round of THE TIPOFF tournament. After a slow start in the regular season, Pacers Gaming found their groove midway through the year winning five of seven games from Weeks 5-10. However, Pacers Gaming would struggle in the final week of the regular season and miss the playoffs with a 5-9 overall record.
There is a lot of buzz surrounding Indiana heading into the 2019 campaign as Pacers Gaming made a significant move this offseason to bolster their roster with the addition of Lets Get It Ramo. The MVP finalist was acquired from Pistons GT for a first round pick and will join a strong duo in WoLF 74 and Swizurk. Ramo was the fifth overall selection in the 2018 NBA 2K League Draft and averaged 19.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists for a 9-5 Pistons GT squad. WoLF 74 led the offense for Pacers Gaming in Year 1 with 17.6 points and 8.1 assists per game, while Swizurk is a stellar sharpshooter from the outside that averaged 12.2 points. Together, the new Pacers Gaming trio has their sights set on the playoffs with an offense that can score with any team in the league.