This three-team trade proposal could be a no-brainer for the Pacers

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The Indiana Pacers move on from Myles Turner in a proposed three-team trade

In this three-team, seven-player trade, the Indiana Pacers acquire Evan Fournier, Immanuel Quickly, Obi Toppin, a top-10 protected 2023 first-round pick, and a 2024 second-round pick while the New York Knicks land Myles Turner, Terry Taylor, and Josh Richardson from the San Antonio Spurs, which then obtain Mitchell Robinson.

Toppin and Quickley have been at the crux of New York’s young core, but both have been supplanted and will continue to be so by the Knicks’ veteran commodities. Meanwhile, Fournier has one of the league’s worst contracts, but he only has one more season with guaranteed money and should be pretty movable with an attached pick.

With Turner and Richardson, the Knicks try to double down on their competitive window with veteran cagers while the rebuilding San Antonio Spurs acquire a potential replacement for Jakob Poeltl, who is another bona fide flight risk as an upcoming free agent.