Entering the 2020-21 season, the Indiana Pacers had made the playoffs for five consecutive NBA seasons, yet they lost in the first-round every single year. They made a head coaching change from Nate McMillan to Nate Bjorkgren, but this time, the Pacers failed to make the playoffs and their former head coach, Nate McMillan, led the Atlanta Hawks to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Pacers were hit hard by the “injury bug” this year, which limited their chances to be special, but overall, this organization has some major internal problems. One of which was Nate Bjorkgren, who was relieved of his coaching duties just weeks after the Pacers were eliminated from the play-in tournament.
Now, Indiana looks to move forward with former head coach and former Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, but the futures of some of their top-tier talents are in question.
Myles Turner has seen his name pop up in trade rumors dating back to last year, but another guy who has been involved in trade talks is Malcolm Brogdon.
The former 2016-17 Rookie of the Year was apparently involved in a trade proposal by Indiana to Philadelphia for Ben Simmons that was turned down, so does this mean that he is available in trade talks for the right price? If Indiana is willing to listen to offers for Brogdon, then the New York Knicks should absolutely get involved.
Malcolm Brogdon is coming off his best season in the league and has proven to be a playmaker at the point guard position, which is exactly what the Knicks need. Not to mention, he would fit in New York perfectly given his abilities to be a two-way star in this league.
With this said, let’s take a look at an offseason trade proposal that would send Malcolm Brogdon to the “Big Apple” to play with both Julius Randle and R.J. Barrett in Madison Square Garden.