Free agency is almost upon us. A time of Woj bombs and Shams-wows. A time of the surprising and the predictable.
The Indiana Pacers will be one of few teams with a lot of cap space entering free agency this year and will have plenty of options to pursue.
For perimeter players, we’ve already looked at some players in their prime (Will Barton, Tyreke Evans and Marcus Smart) and some wily old veterans that could serve as valuable role players.
Now, we look at cheaper options for younger players that are still somewhat unproven in their abilities. Some have served as role players in the past; some are still looking for that opportunity and may need more development time. These aren’t guys that are going to get anyone excited, but they might pay dividends.
We’ll start with two players that Indiana is reportedly interested in: Doug McDermott and Joe Harris.
Harris had a great season with the Brooklyn Nets and made 41.9% of his 3-pointers on the season. He ranked in the 89th percentile in spot-up possessions, 75th percentile while coming off of screens and 84th percentile on hand offs. He’s an efficient shooting machine.