One trade that could be too good for the Pacers to pass up

Rick Carlisle - Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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As the Indiana Pacers continue to be a relatively surprising bunch so far this season, the likelihood of the team keeping the roster intact has never been this higher as before, when the club was particularly hounded by rounds of trade rumors left and right.

However, if there’s something that everyone can agree on, it’s that the NBA remains a hard-nosed business. Despite the Pacers showing early signs of possible, unprecedented success, penciling them in as an idle team at large as the season goes along is a foolish bet.

The Indiana Pacers are still likely to make a defining trade this season

Aside from possible trades that may transpire on the margins, the Indiana Pacers are still arguably likely to be hot sellers before the trade deadline. After all, the team has more than sufficient cushion to absorb losing most of their win-now veterans without much adverse effect on their future.

Myles Turner, Buddy Hield, Daniel Theis, and TJ McConnell are the most likely players to eventually don new colorways before the season ends. All of those players provide particularly in-demand skill sets that should keep teams in pursuit. But this time, as in many times before, let’s zoom in once more on one trade involving Turner that may prove to be too good for the Pacers to pass up.