Indiana Pacers: Realistic and affordable free agent targets from every East playoff team

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Skylar Mays, Indiana Pacers
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Indiana Pacers free agent target: Skylar Mays, Atlanta Hawks

Probably the least popular name on this list, rookie Skylar Mays has barely played for Atlanta this season at just 8.2 minutes in 33 appearances in the campaign. However, his skillset makes him a viable bench sniper who can come in and get the team some quick buckets on the board. While I’ve mentioned Tony Snell as a great fit for the Pacers before, his newfound role with the Hawks under Nate McMillan makes it unrealistic for him to leave.

Back to Mays, when he plays north of 10 minutes in a contest, he’s shooting almost 40 percent on three-pointers with good volume. The rook simply needs more court time, and while the Indiana Pacers can’t promise that with their bevy of backcourt weapons, he can give the team some needed depth and a situational shooter, a la Georges Niang in Utah.

Alas, with Jeremy Lamb likely to exit Indy as a salary filler on a bigger trade, signing Mays may prove to be another bargain find by Kevin Pritchard, who has shown willingness to rummage for talents who can make an impact despite being lesser-known commodities in the league.