As an Indiana Pacers fan, you see that trade at first, and you say, let’s do it. Gerald Green didn’t exactly pan out for the Pacers as he was wildly inconsistent, and just down right awful at times. He has there for some highlight reels, but when it came to playing in the offense, he couldn’t find his niche there. He wouldn’t be able to complete passes, and work off the dribble. He was good for some shots here and there, but overall, I don’t think he was worth the signing. So you ship him out, and let the Sacramento Kings take over the next two years of his contract.
But I’ve also seen the rumor that the Kings want the first round draft pick of the Indiana Pacers. This is where I start to wonder if the Pacers should pull the trigger. I know this isn’t the strongest draft, but I really like those Michigan guys that have shown up in the mock drafts for the Pacers. Tim Hardaway Jr and Glen Rice Jr seem like two guys that could come in and contribute for the Indiana Pacers. Each guy has some offensive skill set that would work out well for the Pacers if they’re ready to go. That’s where I think, do the Pacers want to give up that first round pick for Jimmer Fredette?
He’s a guy that’s averaged around 7 points in two seasons for the Kings. He’s someone that could probably come in and play some short minutes to get the Pacers some scoring. I don’t know if it would be much scoring, and would it be that much of an improvement over Green? This is where you just really have to look hard at this possible trade, and say does it work for both parties?
Would you pull the trigger on this trade if it had to be Gerald Green and the first round draft pick for Jimmer Fredette?