The 18th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Bitadze appeared in 54 games for the Pacers as a rookie. In 8.7 minutes per game, Bitadze averaged 3.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.7 blocks. He hit 46.7 percent of his field-goal attempts, while shooting 72.7 percent at the free-throw line. Bitadze made his NBA debut on Oct. 26 against the Cavaliers, playing four minutes off the bench and finishing with two points and one rebound. Two games later, on Nov. 1 against the Cavaliers, Bitadze posted a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double in 25 minutes. He made his first NBA start on Nov. 3 against Chicago, posting nine points, four rebounds, three assists, and four blocks in 19 minutes. On Nov. 6 against Washington, Bitadze scored a season-high 13 points, to go with three rebounds and an assist. He established another season-high on Nov. 5 against Charlotte with 11 rebounds. Bitadze registered four blocks in three consecutive games to begin November. After the season restarted in Orlando, Bitadze appeared in five of the Pacers' 12 contests.
June 20, 2019Drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
July 15, 2019Signed a multi-year, rookie contract with the Indiana Pacers