Could the Pacers acquire a forward that is currently playing down south?
If you’ve started to notice a trend on this list, its that the Pacers need forwards and everybody knows it. And another option would be De’Andre Hunter of the Hawks, who currently plays a duplicate role with John Collins. How could the Pacers potentially land Hunter? One proposed trade scenario was the following:
The cost in this proposal is high, both a first round pick as well as our starting shooting guard Buddy Hield (who also happens to be a close friend and mentor for Haliburton). So one wonders if the benefits of bringing in Hunter would outweigh the costs.
I think the Pacers would maybe be willing to do a similar deal, but rather than Hield perhaps giving up another asset such as a pick or another player. But I do think Hunter would be a good fit.