Pacers Resume Trade Talks For Myles Turner, Malcolm Brogdon

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The Indiana Pacers were one of the busiest teams ahead of the NBA trade deadline, as they moved Domantas Sabonis, Caris LeVert, and Torrey Craig in three separate deals. For essentially the first time in franchise history, the Pacers were embarking on a rebuild.

With Tyrese Haliburton now entrenched as the new face of the franchise, it sounds as if the Indiana Pacers are open for business once again this offseason. Indiana could very well look to trade the remaining veterans on their roster.

The two names that have popped up most consistently are center Myles Turner and guard Malcolm Brogdon. As Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report shared in a recent NBA intel article, the franchise is resuming trade talks centered around those two players.

“Indiana widely explored the market for Myles Turner before the 26-year-old’s season ended because of a stress reaction in his left foot. The Pacers have since resumed trade conversations about Turner ahead of the draft, sources told B/R, in addition to engaging opposing front offices on point guard Malcolm Brogdon.”

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Injuries are a big part of the story for each player. Brogdon also missed 46 games last season, making it five consecutive that he has been sidelined for at least 16 contests. That will assuredly impact his value on the trade market, but with a number of teams looking for backcourt help, there should still be a market for him.

The New York Knicks, Washington Wizards, and Sacramento Kings are all teams that have been linked to Brogdon in some capacity. As for Turner, his market is even more robust.

The Charlotte Hornets have been interested in him for a while. The Knicks also checked in on him ahead of the deadline, as they could be in the market for a starting center depending on what happens with Mitchell Robinson. The San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors could also get into the mix.

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This kind of roster reshaping has been long overdue in Indiana. They haven’t won a playoff series since 2014 and the core that they were running with had run its course. Their goal this offseason, as it was ahead of the deadline, should be to get younger and compile as much draft capital as possible for the future.