ESPN Declares Pacers as Draft "Winners"

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If you care about post-draft grades - let's face it, until any of these players actually step on an NBA court, they're virtually meaningless - then you'll love what ESPN.com had to say about the Pacers.

Aaron Holiday, who was universally believed to be taken somewhere in the Top 20, fell to the Pacers at #23. That was enough for Mike Schmitz of ESPN.com to tab Indiana as one of his six NBA Draft "winners". Here's their explanation:

It's always good for a draft pick to be roundly praised, but we won't be able to see what Holiday can really do until this Fall. Hopefully, he becomes a rotational player immediately and eventually grows into the franchise's point guard of the future. 

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