4 tenacious rebounders the Indiana Pacers could trade for right now

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Nick Richards, Charlotte Hornets

With a 7-20 win-loss card in the early going, the Charlotte Hornets seem poised to remain on the outside looking in. There have not been a lot of bright spots in the Buzz City in the present campaign, but if anything, the play of Nick Richards has been a welcome sight for the struggling club.

The third-year big man has been one of the more solid backup bigs in the league, tallying 9.0 points and 6.4 rebounds in just 18.9 minutes per game so far. Adjusted on a per-36-minute basis, the latter burgeons into 12.3 rebounds per contest, tied with the Greek Freak.

Richards is a better offensive rebounder than a defensive one, but being better at a tougher skill is easy to overlook for obvious reasons. Boasting an efficient and deliberate play style from the center position, the Kentucky product would be a great fit with the Indiana Pacers’ up-tempo offense involving many pick-and-roll actions. Oh, and he is particularly good at setting screens, too.