Grading proposed Pacers trade for Toppin and other “can’t miss” trades

Obi Toppin, New York Knicks (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Pacers do a deal with the defending champs

The Warriors could use another big, and lucky for them, the Pacers seem to always have a surplus at the position. Because of this, both IJAX and Jalen Smith are struggling to get onto the floor during the games given that Myles is playing so well. This deal would help the Pacers solve that issue, but would it bring back enough?

The Warriors would get another big that could stretch the floor, especially given that Draymond Green may be leaving after the current season. The Pacers would get two players that have high upside, such as Moses Moody and Patrick Baldwin Jr. Baldwin is a project that could develop into an amazing player if he hits his ceiling. Moody is a player that many Pacers fans already really liked going into the draft where the Pacers selected Duarte.

Our thoughts?

The would be an A+ hit it out of the park trade if the Pacers could make it happen. However, we have our doubts that the Warrios would be this high on Jalen Smith. If they are though, the Pacers shouldn’t hesitate to do this kind of deal.