Feb. 28, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard A.J. Price (12) brings the ball up the court against the Golden State Warriors at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeated Golden State 102-78. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE
Shelvin Mack's struggles in the 2012 NBA Summer League convinced many fans that backup point guard was an area of need next season. Evidently, it has convinced the Wizards as well. They addressed the need on Tuesday, signing former Indiana Pacers guard A.J. Price, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
"Steady" is probably the best way to describe Price's game. He generally does a pretty good job of getting his team into their sets, which was a problem Mack had in the Summer League. However, Price's shooting touch has deserted him over the past two years, as he's shot just 36 and 34 percent from the field and just 27.5 and 29 percent from three-point range. To be a useful player, he will have to improve those percentages back to where they were when he was a rookie.
It's not the most dynamic signing in the world, but the Wizards' pickings were pretty slim at this point. It's hard to find a cost-effective player to check off all their needs. Price at least is generally steady and can run a team, even if his shooting percentages must improve.
What are your thoughts on the signing?