The Pacers aren’t a free agent destination for most and so it is hard to find many times that the Pacers made major missteps in free agency. Many times the issues that they have in free agency are small issues in depth pickups or players that are late in their career and aren’t expected to do much anymore.
But there have been a few times the Pacers have made a major mistake in free agency and in this article, we look at some of the bigger mistakes the Pacers have made over the years.
7. Chris Copeland
Chris Copeland lit up the Pacers in a playoff series for the Pacers to sign him the next year to a 2 year 6 million dollar contract. In return for that contract Copeland averaged the following numbers:
5.1 points on 39% shooting in 91 games
And while at face value that doesn’t seem so bad, there were high expectations for Copeland after the playoff success he had with the Knicks. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a flash in the pan and Copeland never really had any success for the rest of his career (was a fan favorite though!).