Reason why I ask is because while I see most people assuming he'll be outside the Pacers 9 or 10 man rotation, I really hope he's not.
In fact, I think I'd rather him play over Lance Stephenson if possible.
Sounds crazy, but I don't think it is. Look at every great offense in the NBA besides OKC. They all spread the floor with lots of shooters. GS, Miami, SAS, and Houston. All of those teams have absolutely explosive offenses. They're able to pour in the points because while they have primary scorers, they have lots of shooters who can spread the floor.
That was the biggest thing I think the Pacers were missing last season.
I imagine the following unit: Hill/Orlando/PG/Granger/Hibbert could absolutely destroy teams on offense. PG and Roy as primary scorers with 3 shooters on the outside?
Look, all Orlando has to do to fill the role played by so many guys like Ray Allen, and JJ Reddick, is play good enough defense so he's not a liability, understand the offense so he knows where to be, and come out and shoot with confidence.
I didn't expect that from a rookie. But he's no longer a rookie. He can flat out shoot. He has the body to be a very solid defender. I don't see any reason why he can't play that role.
I'm probably the only one, but I hope he sees serious minutes. He has a super high release, a quick release, and his form is pure. He's a shooter plain and simple.
Put him out there with the addition of dead eye shooter Danny Granger, and this team could instantly change from average offense to a juggernaut.