NBA Rumors: Pacers and Hawks could be looking at big trade

Andrew Nembhard, Trae Young - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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As the NBA playoffs take flight, many franchises find themselves looking from afar. The Indiana Pacers are one of those franchises that have started their summer vacation early. And from the looks of it, the Hawks won’t be far behind. They are currently in the process of getting smacked by the Boston Celtics.

Because of this, it isn’t unreasonable to think that the Hawks will likely be wanting to move pieces in the not-too-distant future. The current roster isn’t nearly as good as many thought it might be and there were earlier reports of disfunction in the locker room. Additionally, the team already had to make a team change earlier in the year when a former Pacers’ coach was unable to continue progress in Atlanta.

Many of the rumors you will read about the Hawks this offseason will be focused mainly around Trae Young. And it makes sense, he certainly is the best piece on the Hawks team. He reminds many of a Steph Curry-like player who has elite playmaking abilities.

However, he likely wouldn’t fit with the Pacers given they are already stacked at the point guard position between Tyrese Haliburton and Andrew Nembhard. In fact, they have more point guard minutes available than they need on the court.

So what could the Pacers do?