2. Buddy Hield
Buddy Hield also makes a nice partner for Tyrese Haliburton to light up the scoreboard with. Last year, Hield played in 80 games, starting in 73 of those contests.
Hield scored 1,344 points on the season. Combined with Haliburton’s output, that accounted for more than 26% of the offense.
The veteran swingman was consistent from behind the three-point arc as Hield shot 42.5% on the season. It was the first time he shot above 40% since the 2018-19 season.
Furthermore, Hield contributed 225 assists on the year, the second-highest total in his NBA tenure.
Partnered with Haliburton, these two could provide floor spacing and help spread the rock on offense. This will open up more shooters and create lanes to drive to the rim.
Haliburton and Hield being on the court simultaneously could be lethal for opposing defenses that cannot defend the deep shot or sustain either guard’s quickness.
Both Pacers averaged over 30 minutes during last season. They could easily be tagged with the same workload if Indiana qualifies for the playoffs for the first time in four years.