Even with Lance Stephenson and T.J. Ford most likely to play point guard this year, A.J. Price is still out and the Pacers need another guy running the point. The only guy left that good be good as being a starter for Indy is former Houston Rockets‘ point guard Kyle Lowry.
Lowry is most known for playing with the Memphis Grizzlies from 2006 to 2009. But when he came to the Rockets, the 24-year-old emerged a bit with 9.1 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.6 rebounds averaged per game with the team as a back-up to Aaron Brooks. The Pacers need to sign a point guard and Lowry could in fact be the answer. I was hoping for Raymond Felton, but he then got signed by the New York Knicks. I then went on to Jordan Farmar, but now he just got signed by the New Jersey Nets. Now all that is left is trade for a guy at point or sign a guy that runs the point. And Lowry may be that guy. I wouldn’t be surprised seeing Lowry starting if he were to be signed.
But who else could be out there. There’s been a rumor that’s been out there for long that Indy could in fact trade for Richard Hamilton. But he won’t run the point. More could be added to the trade, though. The Pacers could package Troy Murphy, Brandon Rush, and Jeff Foster to Detroit for Richard Hamilton and Ben Gordon. It seems Indy may move Gordon to the point. Gordon is a pretty good shooter, like Rip, and this could be a very beneficial trade.
Another trade rumor that can work is using those same three guys from the Detroit trade and trade them to the Golden State Warriors for Monta Ellis and Brandan Wright. Or they could use those guys and send it to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Al Jefferson and Jonny Flynn.
Other scenarios can be signing C.J. Watson, too. That could be great, actually, if Indy does sign Watson. He is up-and-coming and cna be a great asset to the team. So, what should the Pacers do at point guard? Love to hear your thoughts.