Indiana Pacers 2014 NBA Free-Agency Big Board: Ranking Top Targets

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Indiana Pacers 2014 NBA Free-Agency Big Board: Ranking Top Targets
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Former Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson is an attractive prospect for the Indiana Pacers.

The Indiana Pacers must set their sights on several top targets during the NBA free-agency period. 

A Jameer Nelson or Chandler Parsons in Indy blue and gold will help the Pacers win that elusive first NBA title. There are other attractive prospects on the market. With the team at an impasse with unrestricted free-agent shooting guard Lance Stephenson, per Chris Broussard of ESPN.com, and the acquisition of three free agents, anything can still happen.

The Pacers, who finished 17th in three-point sniping last season, clearly addressed their needs for more outside shooting and more offense off the bench by agreeing (subscription required) to terms with C.J. Miles, Croatian forward Damjan Rudez and Western Michigan Center Shayne Whittington. 

While this is a good development, Indy still needs a playmaking point guard and another player who can step in for Stephenson should he decide to bolt. 

Our top free-agent prospects are ranked according to their capabilities, how they fit Indiana's needs and their value for money. 

As of July 3, the Pacers have committed $70.4 million in guaranteed money with the luxury tax threshold pegged at $77 million, per 8points9seconds.com's Tim Donahue. 

It should be another interesting offseason for the Pacers. 

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