The Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics are both preparing for the resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season. However, it is never too early to begin planning for the offseason. Both teams have players to watch, with Myles Turner and Gordon Hayward both potentially being on the move.
Rumors have been swirling over the past couple of years that the Pacers could look to trade Myles Turner. Hayward and the Celtics haven’t had the same kind of rumors, but he is getting paid a lot of money and may not be a long-term fit for the franchise.
If these two teams have an interest in making a big-time move this offseason, they could partner up for a big-time trade.
Hayward has had a very nice season for the Celtics, averaging 17.3 points per game to go along with 6.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists. He has shot 50.2 percent from the field overall and has knocked down 39.2 percent of his three-point attempts.
Turner, on the other hand, has had a solid season as he learns to play alongside Domantas Sabonis in the front-court. Prior to the suspension of play, he averaged 11.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game for the Pacers. He shot 45.1 percent overall and 33.6 percent from beyond the arc.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at how the Pacers and Celtics could come together on a big deal involving Turner and Hayward.