Point guard wanted in Indiana.
Strike that: Point guard desperately needed in Indiana.
Floor generals are the key to offensive survival. The Indiana Pacers have none. Not a real one. Not a talented enough one.
Their offense was an absolute mess last season—an eye-catching disaster that helped fuel their late-season demise and, ultimately, derail their championship hopes. They ranked 23rd in offensive efficiency, preferring to rely on George Hill, Paul George and Lance Stephenson—all of whom are solid playmakers— to initiate sets.
It didn't end well. The offense wasn't good enough. And like Bleacher Report's Zach Buckley points out, it will never be good enough as is:
The potential payoff in filling that void is massive. The Pacers aren't that far away from crashing the championship party.
But their point guard hurdle is impossible to overcome without action. The ceiling isn't crashing down, but it must be lifted for the Pacers to proceed.
Another, actual point guard must be brought in. They need an upgrade. A noticeable upgrade.
Someone who transforms their empty and directionless offensive agenda into something with substance, meaning and, most importantly, a championship-worthy feel to it.