3. Seth Curry
Earning just under $3 million in 2018-19, Seth Curry is an affordable, but maybe risky signing Indiana should invest in to surround Oladipo with more shooting — be it off the bench or as a starter. His few standout games in the Western Conference semis and conference finals in his first playoff year showed he can be a spark plug on offense, and if Indiana elects to let go of Cory Joseph, it’ll have a solid replacement in Curry.
It’s still too early to tell if his play against the Golden State Warriors was boosted because of a brotherly competition, or if Seth is genuinely blossoming into a more effective player. But at the end of the day, he’s still a knockdown shooter that could be the beneficiary of many assists from Oladipo or even Myles Turner and Sabonis on drive-and-kicks.
Assuming Sabonis is inserted into the starting lineup, a Seth Curry signing could make him the new sixth man off the bench, and an immediate scoring threat if the team gets him good looks. The area he’ll need to prove his worth if the Pacers sign him, though, is where they hang their hats: defense.
If they can pick up Curry for less than $10 million a year (entirely plausible), he could fit well with the current lineup, or be a small part of larger changes the Pacers may decide to make in June and July.