The Indiana Pacers are struggling to put together wins this season, sitting in 13th place with a 10-16 record. That being said, it looks like the organization is hoping to shake things up and trade away some of its veterans.
Per The Athletic's Shams Charania and Bob Kravitz, the Pacers are expected to explore trades for Caris LeVert and either Domantas Sabonis, or Myles Turner:
Multiple sources said that the Pacers are receptive in trade dialogue with rival teams centered on potentially moving guard Caris LeVert and either two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis or center Myles Turner. All three players have frequently garnered significant interest from rival teams. Pacers officials have received frequent calls on both of their big men over the past several seasons, but new head coach Rick Carlisle wanted an opportunity to spend time with Sabonis and Turner and grow with the roster.
Sabonis is undoubtedly the Pacers' best player, while Turner has been a defensive stalwart in the paint. LeVert meanwhile, came over from the Brooklyn Nets as part of the James Harden trade. But with the emergence of rookie Chris Duarte, they're looking at moving LeVert as well. T.J. Warren will also be returning soon from a lengthy injury absence.
In a nutshell, Indiana is looking to rebuild with Duarte and Isaiah Jackson at the forefront. The Dominican is averaging 13.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game and has proven to be a dependable player on both ends of the floor. Jackson meanwhile, has the potential to be the big man of the future for the Pacers. He's played strictly in the G League because of the congested frontcourt, but if Sabonis and/or Turner were traded, he would certainly be called up to the NBA.
Malcolm Brogdon is about the only star who remains safe from being moved. He's averaging 20.5 points per game and could prove to be a good leader as well if this team turns young, and he can't be traded this season anyway because of the extension he signed.
The Pacers wanted to give it time to see if Sabonis and Turner could co-exist together, but that experiment hasn't worked out and it appears a divorce is nearing.
Needless to say, changes will be coming in Indiana.