Pacers offer extension to Andrew Nembhard

Pacers offer extension to Andrew Nembhard

The Indiana Pacers are coming off a thrilling playoff run that took them to the Eastern Conference Finals, and Andrew Nembhard was one of the guys who proved himself during the postseason. The point guard showed good post abilities Back area With Tyrese Haluburton taking his place when he was injured, and according to journalist Marc Stein, the franchise wants to reward his performance by giving him an extension in the summer.

Nembhard, No. 31 in the 2022 draft, signed a contract worth $8.5 million over four seasons, the last of which was Team optionSo this year he will have the opportunity to prolong his relationship with Indiana. Intuitively, these negotiations would come at a good time for him, as they are backed by good playoff appearances, but they would also cover the Pacers in the event that he continues to grow and ends up deserving of a larger contract than the one he can sign this summer. At the moment there are no rumors about the numbers being considered, but it seems that this extension may come at the right time for both parties.

Andrew is coming off a career-high 9.2 points and 4.1 assists in the regular season, numbers that took a notable jump to 14.9 points and 5.5 assists. Throughout the three playoffs, he demonstrated the scoring resources with which he could punish the attention of other teammates making him a perfect complement, and he even had moments to shine like the game-winning hat trick he scored in Game 3 against the Knicks. As if that wasn't enough, when Haliburton was injured, he took the honors and allowed the Pacers a one-on-one attempt against Boston despite a 4-0 down game, scoring 32 points in Game 3 and signing a double-double of 24 points and 10 assists in Game 4. .

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