The Indiana Pacers should consider signing this Sixth Man of the Year candidate

The Pacers are still in the process of building a contending team. They need as many good players as possible. They should look at signing this player this Summer.
Mar 25, 2024; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Malik Monk (0) controls the ball
Mar 25, 2024; Sacramento, California, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Malik Monk (0) controls the ball / Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers have the highest-scoring bench in the league. A lot of that is because they have Bennedict Mathurin as a sixth man. Unfortunately, the second-year player is out for the rest of the season with a labrum tear. They won't get him back until next season.

While the Pacers are hopeful they can make some noise in the playoffs this season, they are still a couple of pieces away from being a true NBA title contender. Adding Pascal Siakam before the trade deadline helped, but they still need some other players to help get them closer to that mountain.

The bench has been pretty good for the Pacers, but they still have some room to improve when it comes to shot creation. Right now, it's just Mathurin and T.J. McConnell who can create their own shot. Adding this player in the offseason could help.

The Pacers should look into signing Malik Monk

Indiana should look into signing Malik Monk in the offseason. The Sixth Man of the Year contender is out for the year with a sprained MCL, but he still played in 72 games this season. He averaged 15.4 points and 5 assists this season while shooting 35% from three on almost six attempts a game.

Monk would be a great addition for the Pacers. He will get a raise in the offseason, but the Pacers still have some cap space even after they re-sign Siakam. They may not have enough to sign Paul George, but Monk would be a good player to add instead.

Not only does Monk give the Indiana Pacers some offense, but his size makes him switchable on defense. Defense certainly isn't his forte, but his length causes issues for guys trying to shoot over him. Adding Monk would also give the Pacers another option to close games with.

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Monk is going to have a lot of options this offseason. He's still just 26 years old and has proven that he can be a go-to scorer off the bench. That's a valuable player to have on your team. It would be nice if Indiana could be that team.