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Andrew Nembhard’s contract details with the Pacers: salary, years left...

The 24-year-old Indiana Pacers guard came in to replace Tyrese Haliburton in Game 3 against the Boston Celtics.

Andrew Nembhard’s contract details with the Pacers: salary, years left...
Trevor RuszkowskiUSA TODAY Sports via Reuters Con

The Indiana Pacers turned to Andrew Nembhard for Game 3 against the Boston Celtics and the back-up guard impressed for Rick Carlisle’s side.

Nembhard racked up 21 points in the first half alone, firing his side into a commanding lead at the break. He joined the team as a second round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft but has averaged fewer than 10 points per game (ppg) in each of his first two seasons.

When Nembhard joined the Pacers two years ago he signed a four-year deal with a total of $8,583,166. That works out at a little more than $2 million per year, meaning that Nembhard’s salary accounts for less than 25 of the Pacers’ salary cap.

At the end of the 2023/24 season Nembhard will be halfway through his four-year deal in Indianapolis. He is set to become a free agent in the summer of 2026.

Nembhard steps up in place of injured Haliburton

The big news for the Pacers ahead of Game 3 was the fitness of two-time NBA All-Star Tyrese Haliburton, who was forced off with injury during the Game 2 loss. Haliburton had suffered a reoccurrence of a left hamstring issue that kept him on the sidelines for ten games earlier this year.

Without Haliburton, and facing a 2-0 series deficit, the task at hand for the Pacers looked dauting ahead of Game 3. However Nembhard’s lightening-fast start will have given them cause to be confident, even if Haliburton’s injury keeps him out.

“He’s one of our toughest guys, mentally and physically,” Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said of Nembhard recently. “He’s really gained a love for these kind of moments and playing this kind of stage, this kind of level of competition.”