Peyton Siva Could be Good Fit at Backup Point Guard for Indiana Pacers

By Dylan Hughes
Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers will work out point guard Peyton Siva on Monday to see if he would fit into their game style. Siva is a 6-feet, 185-pound guard who won the NCAA Championship last season with Louisville. Siva averaged 10 points, 5.7 assists, and 2.4 rebounds per game last season as a Cardinal.

The Pacers signed D.J. Augustin last offseason off the free agency market in hopes that he could really produce off the bench for the team. Unfortunately, Augustin only averaged 4.7 points per game on 38 percent shooting this past season, and will most likely not be re-signed by Indiana.

With that, the Pacers will be looking for someone who can back up George Hill and if all goes well Monday, Siva could be that guy.

Siva is quick off the dribble, finishes at the rim, cuts to the basket well, has great athleticism and is also a great leader, which is a must need for the Pacers bench. All of these qualities are great to have in the NBA, but he also does have some weaknesses.

Siva’s jump shot has never been a strong suit as he has shot under 29 percent from 3-point land three years in a row. Indiana has great shooting coaches that would be able to help him with that, so he would just have to cut back on shooting jumpers and focus more on getting to the basket and distributing the basketball until his shooting game improves.

Siva is a great talent and the Pacers would be very happy if they did end up picking him in the upcoming draft.

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