Here’s a trade rumor likely to set the Pacers world ablaze, courtesy of Sam Amico of Fox Sports.
Pacers are ones making seriously play for No. 2. Granger is being mentioned. So are Rubio and Beasley. Again, more later on FOX.
That should get people talking.
Royce Young of CBS’ Eye on Basketball, for instance:
According to a tweet from Sam Amico of Fox Sports, the Pacers are “making a seriously play” for the No. 2 pick. By “serious,” the word is that Danny Granger is part of a proposed deal along with Ricky Rubio and Michael Beasley.
In other words, wow, that would be a pretty major deal.
It’s all talk at this point, but maybe there’s a bit of fire to go with this smoke. Granger has been rumored to be on and off the trade block in Indiana a couple times in the past year and with Derrick Williams from Arizona being the likely prize at No. 2, Larry Bird is willing to trade his franchise player for a shot at a new one.
According to a tweet from Mike Wells, however, it seems as though a hypothetical deal — as it was presented by Amico anyway — is unlikely.
Kahn via text on the Minny/Indy rumor: “You mean we don’t have to give them (Kevin) Love too?”
This doesn’t mean the Danny for #2 still isn’t being discussed but it certainly does make it seem that Kahn is not interested in giving up that much for the Pacers best player.
More to come, I’m sure.