Six things the Indiana Pacers must do this offseason

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4. Figure out their guard rotation

The Pacers have so many guards, which is a good problem to have. They have a plethora of both point and shooting guards that can run both their first, second, and even sometimes third unit. They have multiple guards coming off the bench that are starter-level players already such as Mathurin and Nembhard. So there are no complaints from us on obtaining more guard pieces for the team.

The problem is, how do we play them all and what is their natural “fit” in the offense? For example, this season Andrew Nembhard spent a lot of time playing the shooting guard position, even though he is probably a bit more of a traditional point guard. And when he was able to run the point in Haliburton’s absence he thrived.

On top of all of this is the presence of TJ McConnell. TJ is clearly a valued veteran on the team, but one that is increasingly looking not-needed for the day-to-day rotation. What the long-term trajectory of TJ McConnell will be is part of this question as well.