Indiana Pacers: Predicting individual stats for the starting lineup next season

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Indiana Pacers, Malcolm Brogdon
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Indiana Pacers Starting PG: Malcolm Brogdon

While the Indiana Pacers struggled this season, a lot of players had career years, and one of those is starting point guard Malcolm Brogdon. After registering a then-career-high 16.5 points per game in his first season with the Blue and Gold, he made a tremendous jump as a scorer once more, with his scoring average skyrocketing to 21.2 points per outing.

Brogdon is a big guard, and as a result, his rebounding is also nothing to scoff at. Despite having better rebounders on the team, he managed to tally a career-high 5.3 boards per game. However, with more responsibility to score, his assists numbers took a slight dip, going from 7.1 last year to just 5.9 in this campaign.

With the team at full-strength, look for The President to tally more modest scoring totals while improving his already solid 45.3/38.8/86.4 shooting splits as he finds himself with more off-ball opportunities. His minutes should also be lesser than this year’s 34.5.

Projected 2021-22 stats: 32.2 MPG,18.2 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 5.6 APG on 46.2/38.5/90.6 shooting