Mike Dunleavy has done a lot of good for his career with the Indiana Pacers. The team’s guard/forward has returned this season after injury, and has been playing well as he fits great with Jim O’Brien’s system. Dunleavy enters free agency this off-season and O’Brien really wants him to stay.
“One hundred percent absolutely (I want Dunleavy back),” O’Brien told The Indianapolis Star. “I would hate not to have an opportunity to have him on our basketball team.”
Dunleavy has taken a chunk out of the team’s cap space, with $10.6 million per year. Dunleavy will have to take a pay-cut, or leave. O’Brien may also leave, too, as he is on the last season of his contract.
Really, I wouldn’t be surprised or worried if these two end up leaving.