Pacers free agency options within the Central division

These additions could round out the Pacers' rotation for the 2024-25' NBA season.
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Malachi Flynn
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3. Malachi Flynn

This player's name may not be some commanding force in the headlines during the summer. However, at one point, it was.

On April, 3rd, the 6'1'' backup point guard scored 50 the bench for the Detroit Pistons. That day, Flynn played like the best available free agent.

During his stellar performance, he shot 18-25 from the floor including 5-9 from three-point land. Flynn showed off an all-round offensive game as he also went 9-12 from the charity stripe. To go along with his scoring, the fourth-year guard added six rebounds, five assists, and three steals, too.

The Pacers need to be prepared to have a 'Plan B' should Haliburton or T.J. McConnell get hurt. As Indiana showed its depth last year, adding a player such as Flynn gives the Eastern Conference runner-ups that built-in insurance policy should they sign him.

He made $2.5 million in the last year of his rookie contract. Flynn also finished the regular season strong. He shot the ball more than 7% better in his last ten games compared to his career average (38.7%).


A two-year contract with either a mutual or club option for the second half of the deal makes sense for both parties. Having the chance to appear in his first-ever playoff series may allow the Pacers to sign him at a discount. Perhaps a two-year, $4.25 million tender brings this young athlete to Indiana's bench squad.