Ridiculous trade between the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers proposed

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Why the Indiana Pacers should not entertain a LaVine trade

The Indiana Pacers arguably already have too many mouths to feed in the backcourt, to the point where the team has basically shunned some frontcourt options to accommodate their deep cast of talented guards. Adding LaVine into the mix, even if there are two guards as outgoing players, solves none of the club’s imbalanced roster.

Still, that is but a mere segment of the argument. LaVine’s play style is not the most conducive to the skill sets of the Pacers core. Further, he could very well just serve as a roadblock to Bennedict Mathurin’s development as a player from a similar mold anyway (with a higher ceiling) while eating into Tyrese Haliburton’s time with the ball in his hands.

Also, the Pacers should not be in the business of mortgaging their draft capital and veer away from their organic roster-building. While fans may not love the fact that Indiana is not in a position for a lofty pick in the 2023 draft, the team has sufficient talent right now to justify them preferring a more in-house way to improve the roster by forming winning habits, a la Memphis Grizzlies.

Hence, a Zach LaVine trade with the Chicago Bulls will only do the Indiana Pacers more harm than good, despite the seemingly manageable cost as in this trade proposal.

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