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Unrestricted Free Agents
West won't be on the free-agent market for long. He's a proven winner who plays with a contagious energy.
Whether that means the Pacers will be the team taking him off the market, though, remains to be seen. All signs point to his return, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, but Indiana may have to pony up some serious cash to keep this relationship alive.
One Eastern Conference executive told Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix that West might command a three-year, $36 million deal. With $36 million already committed to Hibbert, Granger and George Hill next season, and Paul George reportedly thinking max money, via Chris Thomas of Fox Sports, West's return may not be as much of a guarantee as both sides think.
Augustin was added to provide a three-point threat to Indiana's attack. In that regard, he was adequate (35.3 percent), but a lowly field-goal percentage (35.0) speaks volumes about his ability to contribute in other ways.
If the Pacers can snag a point guard in the draft (Miami's Shane Larkin perhaps), then Augustin might be taking his talents elsewhere.
Young is still trying to carve out his niche in the league, and while he's a solid defender, he's not strong enough defensively to stomach his sub-40 field-goal percentage in each of the past two seasons.
He's played for three different teams in four seasons, and was waived and later re-signed by Indiana this season. The Pacers can probably keep him around on a minimum contract, and that alone should help his chances of sticking around, with Indiana searching for cheap talent.
Restricted Free Agents
Hansbrough has played all four of his NBA seasons in Indiana since the Pacers made him the 13th selection of the 2009 draft.
As a lottery pick, he's been a bit of a disappointment. He peaked statistically in his sophomore season, but slid down the depth chart after West's arrival.
As an energy player on the reserve unit he's, well, energetic. His per-36 minute career averages are respectable (16.3 points, 8.7 rebounds), but he has to learn how to defend without fouling and could stand to improve his field-goal percentage (42.7).
Assuming he hasn't blown away another scouting department or Indiana's isn't enthralled with 2012 first-rounder Miles Plumlee, Hansbrough might be worth keeping around on a budget contract.
Pendergraph made some mild improvements in limited action during the regular season, but he had a postseason he'd like us all to forget. He got Mozgoved by Carmelo Anthony's Timofey Mozgov in the second round, then earned an unsightly ejection in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
He's lacking Hansbrough's polish (which is saying something) and might not be a better athlete than Plumlee. He's expendable.
Wait, there's another Hansbrough? Tyler's younger brother, first a Mississippi State and later a Notre Dame product, worked on a minimum salary this season and served mostly in garbage minutes.
He's worth taking another look at in summer league, but might be fighting an uphill battle in making an NBA roster for next season.