NBA Draft: Detailed mock explains how Haliburton could find co-star

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We find ourselves once again in the midst of NBA draft season, where the teams that have no business thinking about title contention, like the Pacers, begin to turn their eyes towards the horizon of all of the what-ifs that come along with thinking about the NBA draft.

And this year, the Pacers have a critical first-round coming up with three first round draft picks. Assuming that they don’t trade any of these in the coming months, many different analysts are projecting the types of players that the Pacers might be interested in.

And it shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that many of the payers that the Pacers are interested in play the power forward position. And this is the case both for free agents that the Pacers might decide to look at as well as many of the draft prospects coming down the pipeline in the upcoming 2023 NBA draft.

Recently, the Ringer came out with their newest detailed mock draft and who they believe different franchises might be eyeing based on where they would project if the season were to end today. So in this piece, we take a look at the three first round picks that the Ringer has the Pacers making and ask, would this be the right decision?