Ranking all Indiana Pacers players based on future value

Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Chris Duarte, Indiana Pacers
Chris Duarte, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

#6 Buddy Hield

Buddy Hield is a player with a set of skills that many teams desire, mainly, shooting. However, what remains to be seen, is whether that set of skills will be useful to the Pacers or another team trading for Hield. In either case, be it Hield’s shooting or the draft capital return, his value to the Pacers cannot be overstated.

#5 Isaiah Jackson

The first of the foundational pieces to the Pacers’ future, Jackson is a promising young center. His ability to block shots and play dynamic offense creates a thrilling potential for Jackson.

#4 Jalen Smith

The current starting forward for the Pacers has the opportunity to be a foundational piece to a rebuilding franchise. Since coming over from the Suns, Smith has shot from deep at a much higher efficiency.

#3 Chris Duarte

While having a blazing start to his career, Chris Duarte has slowed down a bit. However, he has consistently shown an ability to shoot and score, as well as play useful defense on the other side of the floor. One thing that has derailed him to date, and may continue to do so, is his inability to stay healthy over his first and second seasons.