Indiana Pacers: 3 free agent point guards to fix playmaking woes

T.J. McConnell, Indiana Pacers - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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As if the Indiana Pacers’ ugly start to the season cannot be any worse, the injury to starting point guard and leading scorer and facilitator Malcolm Brogdon has exploited the team’s dearth of floor generals who can hold down the fort with the significant minutes suddenly left available.

Their losses to Brooklyn and Toronto, sans Brogdon, all but highlighted their vulnerability at the position, with both games culminating in the Pacers registering their lowest-scoring outputs in the early going to begin their campaign.

With Malcolm Brogdon sidelined, the Indiana Pacers have a glaring weakness at the point guard position

TJ McConnell, the Pacers’ sixth man and backup point guard, has been wayward from the jolt of energy that he has been last season. His lack of a reliable three-point shot and off-ball value has drastically limited Indiana’s scoring ceiling with him in the starting unit.

Brad Wanamaker, the third-string playmaker, has failed to impact the game on virtually all departments, falling short as a scorer with his missing three-point stroke while getting blown by on defense on multiple occasions by younger opposing guards.

As the Pacers seek to turn their season around quickly, their need for a reliable point guard who can provide a much-needed boost on scoring and playmaking is increasingly staring them right in the eye. Fortunately, the free agent market still houses some players who can give Indiana a hand. Here are three free agent point guards whom the Pacers should consider making a move for.