Indiana Pacers: B/R endorses abominable trade idea for Domantas Sabonis

Indiana Pacers, Domantas Sabonis - Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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While the ownership is far from committed to make some changes to the roster, the Indiana Pacers are undeniably a hotspot for trade ventures in the present. Cursory trade machine-powered ideas from fans are normal these days, but it seems like even media outlets are all in on dishing out some outrageous proposals that will certainly send you into a state of bleeping.

Two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis has been an especially hot topic lately, with the big man reportedly expressing his desire to move on from the Pacers. If the reports hold true, then Indiana can expect to get some big returns for their star center.

However, some are not convinced. Bleacher Report, in one of their more recent pieces, suggested that the star-studded Brooklyn Nets make a move for Sabonis. Safe to say, the proposal was so one-sided that it made my jaw drop—for all the wrong reasons.

B/R suggests an outrageous trade proposal for Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers

In their suggested deal, the Indiana Pacers send Domantas Sabonis to the Brooklyn Nets for wing Joe Harris, big man Nic Claxton, and rookie guard Cameron Thomas.

Yes, you read that right. A return composed of one starter, and two raw youngsters without any draft compensation is supposedly good enough of an offer to entice the Indiana Pacers into trading their lone All-Star in the last two seasons, who is one of the hottest commodities in the trade market right now.

Joe Harris, for all the goodness that he is beyond the arc, is not a someone who can create his own shot. While his near 44 percent career mark from rainbow country gives you the illusion of a star, he is nothing more than a complementary player. Deeming him as any more than that is a gross overestimation.

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Nic Claxton has upside, but with Myles Turner and Isaiah Jackson as the remnants, finding a role for him will be difficult. Same goes for Cameron Thomas, who would be foraying into a flocked backcourt rotation.

Given how horrid this trade proposal is, this seems like another ploy for big markets to get some simulated traction on trade targets they won’t be even able to sniff.

As if any team needs another reiteration, given the Indiana Pacers’ stubbornness to rebuild, trading away their best player will correctly come with a big cost. Whoever came up with this trade is either a Nets fan—or a Pacers hater.

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