Starter: Paul George
Backups: C.J. Miles, Jeremy Evans, Georges Niang
Paul George is the superstar of the Indiana Pacers, and a game changer at the small forward position. George returned for his first full season since his leg injury and put up 23 points per game, in addition to 7 rebounds per game and 4 assists. Paul George carried the offensive load in addition to the defensive load, since George is a top 5 defender in the NBA today. With Paul George on the team, the Pacers are set at the small forward position and only need specialist backup small forwards.
C.J. Miles is an offensive specialist with knack for knocking down the three ball. Off the bench, Miles can score in bunches while also rebounding well for an undersized small forward. Miles scored 11.8 points per game last season, while shooting 37% from behind the arc. He will likely play some minutes at shooting guard as well, but his minutes in place of Paul George will be full of offense.
Jeremy Evans and Georges Niang are two players who will likely see minimal floor time this upcoming season. Evans is an athletic specimen who can play sparse minutes for Indiana when George decides to rest. Niang is an all around player who was a triple double threat in college, and while he minutes will be minimal, he will take full advantage of the opportunity to prove his worth.
The Pacers have the most depth and star power at the small forward position, and new coach Nate McMillan will use it wisely. They boast a unique combination of scoring, defense, athleticism, and star power, making them perhaps the best small forward grouping in the NBA.