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Because the Warriors — as well as the Cavs and Spurs — rested players at various times during last season, and because the finals seemed like a foregone conclusion going back to early July when Durant signed with the Warriors, the lament has arisen that the regular season is little more than an extended Cavs-Warriors preseason.
But if you watched over the course of this season, there were some pretty compelling developments. There was the individual offensive greatness of Russell Westbrook and James Harden, and the two-way greatness of Kawhi Leonard. There was the elevation of guys like DeMar DeRozan and Isaiah Thomas, who were already great players, but then took their place as superstars in the league. There was a fascinating trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans where he could be teamed with Anthony Davis.
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However, for a player whose health is paramount to Indianapolis’ success, the franchise hasn’t made protecting him its main priority.
Luck was sacked on more than seven percent of his dropbacks last season, a mark that ranked just 27th in the league. That’s bad news for a player who missed nine games in 2015 with shoulder and kidney issues, then needed offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum this spring. Instead of investing in veteran blockers, Indianapolis instead chose to focus elsewhere.