In the 2012-13 season and postseason, the Indiana Pacers had a great core group of players and their starting lineup was one of the best in the entire league.
However, their shortcomings were apparent in the playoffs, and it was clearly noticeable that their bench lacked the firepower and aggressiveness that other teams' benches possessed.
According to Hoops Stats, the Pacers' bench was 29th in scoring during the season, averaging just 24.1 points per game. To make matters worse, the bench shot the lowest field goal percentage out of every other team's bench in the NBA (39.3 percent).
It was even worse in the playoffs, as the Pacers' bench only combined to score 15.8 points per game on an abysmal 38.6 field goal percentage.
Other than re-signing David West, the other important key to the Pacers' offseason plan is to improve the talent and depth of their bench.