The Pacers are entering an incredibly important offseason where the Pacers are going to have to make some important decisions by trade and draft.
The Pacers have quite a few draft assets that could be used in a multitude of ways, one of which is packaging them together for a star like Jaylen Brown. Recently, Brown had a conversation with Shams on how he dealt with his name being in trade rumors for Kevin Durant:
"“I just worked. I just got in the gym. I worked on my body, I got better, and that was it. I made sure that I was ready to go to the start this season. I was ready to show people, last year, I had some injuries, hamstring, I missed like 15-20 games last year, and I wanted to make sure that I was fully healthy and I was ready to go from beginning to end and that was my ultimate goal. Just to come out and show the world what I was capable of, fully.”"
It sounds like Jaylen Brown feels that he has something to prove, and it begs the question of whether or not he feels that he has the opportunity to do that in Boston in the shadow of Jayson Tatum. Because no matter how much Jaylen Brown impresses, he will always be playing second-fiddle to Ta
However the Pacers could offer Brown something he doesn’t have in Boston.
In Indy, Brown could play with a superstar that is sharing-focused and a team that he could be a vocal leader for.
It doesn’t seem that unreasonable that Brown would be interested in Indy. First, Haliburton shares the ball much more often than Tatum does. Additionally, Brown is close with Brogdon, who might have shared with Brown the good things about an organization like Indiana.
Additionally, Brown could really develop into “the guy” for the Pacers who is depended on to lead the team on and off the court as well as be one of the main faces of the team.