If the offseason tank isn’t already longing to be unleashed for the Indiana Pacers, then the eventual conclusion of the 2020-21 NBA season will certainly kick the tires on what figures to be a definitive summer for the team, especially with the franchise’s itch to get back to the winning circle after last season’s disappointment.
All eyes are on the well-rounded 2021 NBA Draft and the upcoming free agency which, while paling in comparison to previous years, should still see interesting player movements across the league, but the trade market will not be far behind. With only a handful of teams with ample wiggle room to spend, it will be a road taken by many in the offseason.
The Indiana Pacers should be able to acquire quality pieces via trade with Atlantic Division teams
That being said, the Atlantic Division, easily the deepest and most competitive group in the Eastern Conference with heavyweights Philadelphia and Brooklyn, talented Boston and New York and even rebuilding Toronto, will not be short of quality pieces who can add onto Indiana’s armory for next season.
Thus, as we’ve done with the Central Division before, we’ll tackle some trade ideas with every Atlantic Division team that the Indiana Pacers could consider to bolster the roster next season and emerge as a dangerous squad in the East.