The Pacers are coming off a postseason year, and are looking to only improve after a rebuilding year.
With a young nucleus led by Danny Granger and Darren Collison, general manager David Morway and team president Larry Bird could look to do some shopping in free agency.
Due to the dearth of legit centers in the NBA, teams are always on the lookout for a reliable big man either through the draft or free agency.
Currently, free agent Marc Gasol—who has spent the past three years with the Memphis Grizzlies—would be an interesting addition to the Indiana Pacers.
Being a younger player whose body and game are still developing, Gasol can grow along with fellow Pacers Danny Granger and Darren Collison to make the Pacers a legit contender in the Eastern Conference.
The Pacers currently have a young center in Roy Hibbert. However, having both Gasol and Hibbert will allow the team to shore up their depth in the frontcourt.
Additionally, shuffling Gasol and Hibbert would turn out to be a competitive advantage, especially depending on the nightly matchups.
In other words, Gasol should get minutes playing at power forward and center, giving the Pacers an advantage in the long run.
In his short NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies, Marc Gasol has proven to possess all the tools required for becoming a dominant big man in the NBA.
His style of play is more about strength and power, which compared to his brother Pau Gasol, is quite the opposite.
The baby Gasol has also been working on his outside jump shot—something that will definitely improve with time (assuming, of course, he continues his dedication to the cause).
These type of centers are very rare, and since there is an opportunity to acquire him, the Pacers should go all out in their attempt.