The Indiana Pacers need more from this one particular position

The Indiana Pacers have one of the best benches in the NBA. Still, there is one spot that the Pacers need to get more production out of.
Apr 5, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey (3) passes the ball
Apr 5, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Josh Giddey (3) passes the ball / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers are in a fight here at the end of the season. They have just four games left in the year and they sit at 6th in the standings of the Eastern Conference. Before their massive matchup against the Heat, they sit just a half-game ahead of the 7th spot.

Indiana's offense is still the highest-scoring offense in the league, scoring 122 points per game. A lot of that is due to their bench, which is the highest-scoring bench in the NBA. They usually get production from just about everyone in that second unit.

But now the Pacers are about to play the toughest games of the year. They will be playing in the play-in at the very least, so they are going to need to be at their best from here on out. There is one spot from the bench that the need to get more production from.

The Pacers need more from the backup wing position

Right now, the backup wing is Doug McDermott. He doesn't play a lot sometimes, but he usually gets those minutes. His playing time has been getting yanked around, alternating between getting double-digit minutes and just five or six minutes. How much he produces when he's out there is a big reason for that.

McDermott is a liability on defense, so he has to be hitting threes in order to be effective. The Pacers need someone who has outside shooting at that spot. Jarace Walker is a better defender but has struggled with his shot so far in his rookie season, shooting just 40% from the field.

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Whoever is playing at that backup wing spot needs to be more productive for the Pacers as the games continue. This is nit-picking season, and that is the one position on the court to nit-pick with this team right now.