Which acquisition will provide the most impact for the Indiana Pacers?

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Malcolm Brogdon

Starting with the biggest splash of the Pacers offseason, Brogdon was acquired in a sign and trade deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. Brogdon’s presence addresses possibly the most gaping hole in the Pacers offense, point guard play.

Averaging 15.8 PPG in the 2019 season, Brogdon’s offensive repertoire starts with his ability to be the team’s floor general.

Ball handling, vision and ability to put the ball in the basket are some of the reasons why he hails as 2017’s Rookie of the Year and his field goal percentage of 48.4% will come in handy for the Pacers.

Another offensive bonus for Indiana is Brogdon’s 40.8% shooting from behind the arc. Brogdon’s ability to lead the fast break will aid a Pacer’s team that has become more athletic over the offseason as well.

Defensively, Brogdon helped anchor a defensive backcourt in Milwaukee that held teams to 109.3 PPG, 11th in the league.

Brogdon brings a swiss army knife ability to both sides of the floor and will fill both a scoring role as well as someone that can mesh well in a Pacers assistant coach Dan Burke’s defensive system.

While scoring and ball stopping are some caveats of Brogdon’s game that top the charts, his basketball IQ and ability to make the right decision complete him as a trifecta of the sort of player that has thrived in Indiana in years past.