Indiana Pacers: Buy or sell on 3 latest trade rumors surrounding the team

Buddy Hield - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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The fate of the Pacers vets

And, of course, the million-dollar question stands: Will the Indiana Pacers finally drop the seemingly inevitable hammer on their veterans?

However, the quandary is that dropping the hammer may actually not be an inevitable proposition for the Blue and Gold. With the team’s proximity to resembling a competitive squad much smaller than expected, it may be in the Pacers’ interest to simply keep their veteran contributors and look for more organic ways to build the roster away from tanking.

Myles Turner, Buddy Hield, TJ McConnell, and Daniel Theis remain realistic bets to hit the trading block before the deadline. Still, each player has a varying degree of importance to Indiana in the long term and they are in different contract situations.

Honestly, with more roster control, Hield seems to be the likeliest to remain the Circle City. Turner’s camp has yet to show indications of potentially agreeing to an extension if such an offer stands. If so, look for the Pacers to look to move him in the following months.

Verdict: Buy on the Pacers trying to move Turner and Theis before the deadline. Sell on them phasing Hield and McConnell out.

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