The Indiana Pacers are a team that a lot of people are keeping close watch of as the 2022 NBA trade deadline quickly approaches. Indiana is 15-27 on the season and would need a huge run to get back into the playoff picture that they have shown no signs of being capable of pulling off.
The Pacers are six games behind the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks, who are tied for 10th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 21-21. That is a lot of ground to make up, so it would not surprise anyone if they do opt to go into a bit of a rebuild, retooling the roster in hopes of getting things back on track next season.
When news first broke that they could become sellers at the deadline, three players were mentioned as possibly being on the trade block. Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner and Caris LeVert.
All three players should bring back a solid return for Indiana, as they can angle for younger players that just need more of an opportunity to play.
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Or, they could go the draft compensation route, which would keep their salary books clean, providing the team a chance to add young, cost-efficient talent to the roster.
Even though the Pacers will be considered sellers, there are still some specific players that they will be targeting in a return package. One of them is currently on the Dallas Mavericks. Let’s take a look at this deal that will net them the intriguing wing that they are seeking.