2. Jordan Nwora
The Pacers acquired Jordan Nwora for nearly nothing. In fact, they essentially got paid to take Nwora off the Buck’s hands. Initially this looks like a good move for a couple of different reasons (1) he plays a position of need in power forward, something the Pacers had needed for quite some time and (2) he was another former pick that hadn’t gotten a chance to shine behind a beefed up forward rotation in Milwaukee.
However, his time in Indiana has looked great so far with the following averages compared to his time in Milwaukee:
Milwaukee Time: 6.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 38% FG3
Indiana Time: 12 points, 3.6 rebounds, 38% FG3 in 5 more minutes per game
While some of the difference has been in the amount of time that Nwora is spending on the court, some of the difference has just been a better fit with better players around him (i.e. Haliburton). Only time will tell if Nwora can continue to develop into the type of power forward that the Pacers need for the upcoming years, but so far he is looking like a player that could be a valuable piece of a playoff rotation.