Indiana Pacers search in the Southeast for free agents

These athletes could make Gainbridge Fieldhouse their new home this summer and play with the Pacers.
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With free agency looming ahead, the Indiana Pacers only need a few pieces in their rotation as their starting lineup is pretty much set. The Eastern Conference runner-ups lead the league in offensive scoring, field goal percentage, and assists a game. Their bench also performed at the same level, too.

Thus, with a couple of signings to round out their roster, the Indiana Pacers could look at these available athletes and offer them a contract. All of these free-agent targets hail from the Southeast Division.

Derrick White, Wesley Matthews
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1. Wesley Matthews

This shooting guard should look familiar to Pacers fans. Having played for this team before, Matthews is a free agent now. He played for the Atlanta Hawks last season.

With 14 years of experience already under his belt, Matthew's best playing days are behind him. In fact, the last time he averaged double digits in points was during the 23 games he was a Pacer in the 2018-2019 NBA season. His career average field goal percentage is 42% and he shoots above 37% from behind the three-point arc.

Matthews is used to flying under the radar. He was not selected by any team after two rounds in the 2009 NBA Draft. After his lone season with Utah, he was then moved to the Portland Trailblazers where he was a reliable member of the squad.

His best years were with the Trailblazers and the Dallas Mavericks. After making under $3.2 million last season, he could be called upon again by the Pacers. A one-year swan song could bring about a curtain call to his NBA career in the ballpark of $2 to $2.5 million.