The Indiana Pacers are still weighing their options ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline. That includes blowing it all up and drastically reshaping their roster.
Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports reports the Pacers are taking inquiries on point guard Malcolm Brogdon, with the idea Caris LeVert can play the point moving forward. Teams are also keeping an eye on All-Star big man Domantas Sabonis’ availability:
Multiple teams are saying the Indiana Pacers are listening to pitches on Malcolm Brogdon and are monitoring Domantas Sabonis as well. On Brogdon, the belief is the Pacers feel Caris LeVert can man the point guard adequately enough should they get a real deal for Brogdon, who’s in the second year of a four-year, $85 million contract. The Clippers have been scouring the league for more point guard help, so add his name to the list with Lonzo Ball, Terry Rozier, Ricky Rubio and George Hill.
Goodwill also reported the Pacers might be looking to move reserve point guard Aaron Holiday in exchange for a first-round pick. Myles Turner has also been involved in trade rumors.
The Pacers (19-23) are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with just two days until the deadline. This report suggests they are very much considering all options.
Indiana would have to sell high on Brogdon. The former Rookie of the Year is averaging 21.6 points, 6.1 assists and 4.7 rebounds while shooting close to 40 percent from beyond the arc. Goodwill mentioned the Clippers as suitors, but it is unlikely they have the draft capital the Pacers would require. Maybe Brogdon would be a better fit in Miami should the Heat miss out on Kyle Lowry.
It would be quite the shock were the Pacers to move Sabonis. The two-time All-Star is a legitimate franchise cornerstone.
Then again, president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard could have a few surprises in mind.