Pacers Land Jazz’s Lauri Markkanen In Bold Trade Scenario

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Utah Jazz receive: F/C Daniel Theis, G T.J. McConnell, 2023 First-Round Pick (IND), 2025 First-Round Pick (IND), 2027 First-Round Pick (IND) 
Indiana Pacers receive: F/C Lauri Markkanen 

With that said, let’s talk about those potential directions in a little more detail. 

It can benefit a team to hoard draft picks – even if they don’t intend on tanking. They won’t optimize the value of their own picks, but they’ll still benefit.

They give themselves more chances of landing a draft day steal, and a better opportunity to make a big trade. 

On the other hand, a team can rebuild by simply targeting quality young players. This approach may not have the same upside as tanking, but it’s got a higher floor. Teams are acquiring players that they know they can rely on to produce. 

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The Jazz seem to be taking the former route. Meanwhile, the Pacers have typically preferred the latter avenue throughout their history. 

Would Markkanen be the right young player for them? 

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