Indiana Pacers: 3 Most Tradeable Players with Oshae Brissett’s rise

Oshae Brissett - Credit: Carmen Mandato/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports
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Jeremy Lamb, Indiana Pacers
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Most likely to be traded by the Indiana Pacers – Jeremy Lamb, SG

The eight-year veteran successfully recovered from a disgruntling ACL injury that forced him to be sidelined for the latter half of last season. With his steady hands and efficiency on offense, the swingman was projected to lead the second unit in scoring, to which he has done on a lot of occasions.

In 36 games played in the present campaign, Jeremy Lamb is averaging a consistent 10.1 points per contest on 43.5/40.6/94.7 splits, the latter two of which are career-highs. However, he has seen his minutes plummet from 28.1 last season to only 21.3 this year. This may be partly due to the coaching staff intending to streamline his role coming off a major injury, but there is no doubt that his absence is felt a lot smaller with the emergence of LeVert and Edmond Sumner.

Also, TJ McConnell and Holiday are playing heavy minutes even when the squad is healthy, thus his decreasing role. To avoid losing Lamb for nothing as he enters the last year of his contract, the Pacers crop will almost certainly test the waters for the veteran scorer.

Since signing a three-year deal in 2019, J-Lamb has done nothing but remain professional and consistent donning the Navy and Gold. However, a lot of players are ripe to leapfrog him in the rotation, most notably Sumner and Brissett and Indiana still seems to be high on Aaron Holiday. And simply tethering him on the bench will be a disservice and a wasted opportunity to net some assets in return for him.

Jeremy Lamb’s reasonable salary and instant production will help a lot of teams needing backcourt scoring, especially on the bench. Look for Jeremy Lamb to be included in a deal if the Indiana Pacers attempt to be a key player and bring some much-needed steam in the offseason.

Teams to watch: Philadelphia, Phoenix, Atlanta, New York

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