There have been plenty of Indiana Pacers trade rumors this offseason.
With the 13th pick and a muddled roster, the Pacers are poised to make a move. Rick Carlisle will want alterations to this roster. There’s the small matter of cost, too, with Caris LeVert, Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis, T.J. Warren and Malcolm Brogdon all on significant contracts.
Pacers trade rumors 2021
Kevin O’Connor reported that the Pacers have been involved in talks for some of the highly regarded restricted free agents. Such a deal would involve Turner and Warren along with their lottery pick.
There are plenty of potential Pacers trade targets in 2021. Links with the Lakers and the Warriors have been everywhere.
Let’s dive into some of the Pacers trade rumors 2021, and evaluate the best possible packages this offseason.
Finally get Hayward
Charlotte is once again in need of a big man. Just as a Hayward for Turner sign-and-trade featured in Pacers trade rumors in 2020, a Hayward and Turner swap could resurface in 2021.
With Hayward having such a massive salary, the Hornets might also look to land Warren or Jeremy Lamb. This trade could enable Indiana to move up a couple of spots in the draft.
Give the Kings a call
Sacramento is also likely losing Richaun Holmes in free agency. Turner would be a great fit with De’Aaron Fox and Tyrese Haliburton. A Turner for Bagley swap with the Pacers moving up to nine would enable Indiana to draft one of the numerous talented wings.
Bagley’s NBA career hasn’t got off to the best of starts, but there’s still upside there. The main risk is Carlisle’s tendency to underuse young players.
Alternatively, they could work a need-for-need swap with Turner and Harrison Barnes.
Hawks move on from Reddish
NBA executives say they expect the Hawks to explore restarting the cycle of one of their rookie scale contract players, such as Cam Reddish, in exchange for a first round pick, as it seems unlikely they'll be able to pay all of their young wing players. https://t.co/VEdy8p5uV6
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) July 25, 2021
Reddish’s value is hard to evaluate. Would swapping the 13th pick for the 20th pick be a fair price along with Holiday? Or would the Pacers need to trade out of the draft altogether?
This isn’t exactly a blockbuster of a deal, but Reddish might be Indiana’s best path to adding young, NBA-ready talent alongside their veteran core.