The Indiana Pacers’ Point Guard Dilemma

July 26th, 2010 by max minsker Leave a reply »
The Indiana Pacers have a huge problem at the point guard position. They have a solid roster all together, but they don't have anyone to run the point. They were shopping their 10th pick in this year's draft for a point guard, but obviously no one bit. 

At the beginning of next season the Pacers may very well be stuck with Lance Stephenson running the point. Stephenson has impressed so far, but is seen as more of a scorer than a distributor. He played point guard in high school, but was moved to shooting guard when he got to Cincinnati. 

The Pacers also have A.J. Price and T.J. Ford at point guard and while it is likely they will both see good minutes, they will be coming off the bench. Ford's value is seen almost exclusively as an expiring contract.

The Pacers have little roster flexibility to trade for a point guard. If they were to try to acquire a guard through a trade, the salaries would have to match-up or they would have to take on less money than they sent out, but very few teams are looking to absorb contracts at this point. The Pacers have said publicly that they are not willing to go into the luxury tax for any reason. They ...

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