Not surprisingly, Jalen Smith returns to the Pacers for a two-year contract. Landed in Indianapolis during last season, from Phoenix, he will therefore have two seasons to prove to his leaders that he can be their interior of the future.
To do this, he will already have to wait until Myles Turner is transferred to another team. Then he will have to take over Isaiah Jackson and Goga Bitadze in the local racket. A mission that is by no means impossible, if he manages to play at the same level as at the end of the 2021/22 financial year: 13.4 points and 7.6 rebounds on average (53% on shots and 37% at 3- pts), in about twenty games in Indianapolis.