Spurs get rid of perfect Aaron Nesmith mentor for Pacers to consider

Indiana Pacers, Aaron Nesmith, San Antonio Spurs, Reggie Bullock, NBA Free Agency
Indiana Pacers, Aaron Nesmith, San Antonio Spurs, Reggie Bullock, NBA Free Agency /

The Indiana Pacers don’t need to make any more moves. They’ve made the necessary adjustments to the roster this summer, positioning themselves to improve next season, and Aaron Nesmith will be a name to watch.

Tyrese Haliburton, Myles Turner, and Bennedict Mathurin will look to build off last year’s success, with guys like Bruce Brown and Jarace Walker coming into the mix looking to help.

But the role players on the team will look to take steps forward, too. Andrew Nembhard and Isaiah Jackson will hope for improvement, but perhaps the most intriguing role player is Nesmith.

Nesmith played very well for the Pacers in his first season with the team last year, and the San Antonio Spurs just got rid of the perfect mentor for him.

San Antonio Spurs buyout Reggie Bullock, perfect Aaron Nesmith mentor for Indiana Pacers to consider signing

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Spurs have agreed to a contract buyout with veteran wing Reggie Bullock, allowing him to search for a new team.

The Spurs acquired Bullock in the three-team deal that saw the Dallas Mavericks land Grant Williams from the Boston Celtics, but with them entering a rebuild, they didn’t have a huge need for him.

While it seems likely that Bullock, who will be 32 years old heading into next year, will look to sign with a contender, the Pacers should at least show some level of interest, as he’d be a huge help to Nesmith.

Throughout the course of his career, Bullock has been the perfect 3-and-D wing, which is exactly what the Pacers are hoping Aaron Nesmith can be for their squad moving forward.

This past year, Bullock averaged 7.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game while shooting 40.9% from the floor and 38.0% from behind the three-point line.

Bringing in Bullock to mentor Nesmith would require the Pacers to part ways with someone, as they already have 15 guys on the roster, but it’s certainly an intriguing enough idea for them to consider.

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Again, it seems likely that Bullock will decide to take his talents to a contending roster, but as the market for the veteran wing plays out, Indiana should keep him in mind. He would be a huge help in Nesmith’s development.