Indiana Pacers Trade 20th Pick For Thaddeus Young

The Indiana Pacers traded their 1st round pick for Thaddeus Young.

The Indiana Pacers have been busy the past few days, agreeing to trade George Hill yesterday for Jeff Teague and now they have traded the 20th pick for the Brooklyn Nets’ Thaddeus Young and a future 2nd round pick.

The 27-year-old power forward averaged 15.1 points last season and 9 rebounds last season, and in his NBA career he’s averaged 13.7 points and 5.5 rebounds a game.

Pacers Get
Thaddeus Young
Nets Get
Indiana's 1st Round Pick, 20th overall

The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news earlier today.

With this trade, the Pacers have roughly $12.1 million if they re-sign Ian Mahinmi and roughly $20 million if they let him walk.

Young took a step forward last season with the Nets, upping his season averages by roughly a point and 5 rebounds. The rebounds were a career high, but the most points he averaged in a season were 17.9 in the 2013-14 season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Young is a career 49.7% shooter and a respectable 31.9% from beyond the arc. He takes most of his shots within 10 feet of the basket in recent years but you shouldn’t be surprised if he takes one or two from deep each game.

The Pacers get a reliable starter in exchange for their first round pick, which in the short-term, is much more valuable than a rookie that will need time to develop.