The Pacers want to run a more dynamic up-tempo offense, and that meant changing point guards.
Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:
This would fit into the $2,898,000 room exception. So, the Pacers will probably wait to make the deal official, using the rest of their cap space first. Renegotiating and extending Teague’s contract appears to be a priority.
In a thin field of free agent point guards, it was hard to do much better than Brooks at this point. But that doesn’t make him a safe choice. At age 31, the undersized quick point guard has already begun to show signs of decline. His penetrating skills have slipped, and he was never a good defender.
At least it’s just a one-year deal, so Indiana isn’t stuck. And if Brooks doesn’t work out this season — when the Pacers are a trendy choice to secure home-court advantage in the first round — Monta Ellis and Rodney Stuckey can always work as primary ball-handlers.