Indiana Pacers: 4 free agents to monitor early in the season

Kyle Anderson - Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Anderson - Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports /
5 of 5
Indiana Pacers, Kyle Anderson
Indiana Pacers, Kyle Anderson – Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports /

Kyle Anderson could be the Indiana Pacers’ ideal small-ball catalyst with his two-way prowess

While Kyle Anderson may hold the distinction for having the most awkward style of play in the entire NBA, no one can blame him for being an outlier for one simple reason: it works.

Anderson, dubbed as “Slo Mo,” is the last person to surprise you with physical gifts, especially with his incredibly slow one-man fast breaks as the pinnacle of his quirks, but he is a legitimate two-way player who is just as impactful as he is unorthodox.

Not only can he use his length to cover all five positions on defense, but he is an underrated playmaker who is exceptional at feeding the post and making swing passes on the perimeter. Better yet, he’s improved a lot as a scorer that he can no longer be neglected on the perimeter, as he is currently shooting north of 40 percent on triples. His surprising post game is also surprisingly effective.

If the Indiana Pacers strike out on TJ Warren, or eventually settle their big man conundrum, Kyle Anderson could be the perfect piece for them to fully commit to a stylistic change with his versatility and two-way prowess.

Player grades for the Pacers from inspiring win over the Jazz. dark. Next