4. A failed lottery experiment in Jalen Smith
Jalen Smith was brought in after largely failing to take hold with the Phoenix Suns. And initially, it looked to be a genius move. Smith was hitting at a high percentage from behind the arc and looked like he might be able to fit the long-term needs of the Pacers at power forward.
Unfortunately, in his second year with the Pacers, he has come back down to earth and looked more like the player he was with the Suns. The Pacers could potentially still use him as a rotational piece off the bench, but it may be more prudent to put players onto the court that have higher upside than Smith does.
Because of this it is probably best that the Pacers find a way to leverage him as an asset to the team rather than let his remaining time fall off of the books.