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Key Signings: David West, C.J. Watson
Indiana made huge strides last season in making it to the Eastern Conference Finals, and their primary objective this offseason was to keep the same team intact and add to the bench.
So far, the front office has done a great job at that, bringing back David West and signing C.J. Watson to take over from D.J. Augustin as the backup point guard.
Augustin was a disaster for the Pacers, but Watson is someone capable of running the second unit, especially if he's joined by Danny Granger or Lance Stephenson. It's an under-the-radar move, but it could end up paying off big time.
West got a great deal on a personal level at three years, $36 million, but he absolutely earned it. He's highly productive and efficient, and it cannot be ignored just how important he is as a leader.
At the end of his deal, West will be almost 36, but that might not be too much to worry about considering his skill level and style of play.
By virtue of Roy Hibbert and Paul George's development, it's inevitable that with West back, Indiana will be better next season. With that said, adding to the second unit is a must, and they've already made a good start on that front.