Indiana Pacers: Infinite opportunities await this offseason

Tyrese Haliburton and Bennedict Mathurin, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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The Pacers could go for a superstar.

The last option, the least likely, and the thing I hope DOESN’T HAPPEN AT ALL, is what if the team goes all in? A couple of young guys, several first-round picks from this year and in the future, all for a superstar. I guess the question would be are they really a SUPERstar or just a really good all-star? The Cavaliers went all in last offseason and got an unhappy Donovan Mitchell for some picks and players including a now All-Star in Lauri Markkanen.

The Cavs were awarded a pretty good regular season and a loss in the first round. (They also got to see their teammate get crowned by Aaron Nesmith, want to point that out any chance I get) Not quite the result they were hoping for when they decided to go “all in”. But honestly, their team wasn’t ready. They jumped the gun on being contenders and now have to build the team around Donovan while only having so much money and limited draft capital to work with. This is the OPPOSITE of what I want the Pacers to do as rushing it when we have such a young core might not result in anything.

But, fans still want to BELIEVE a player can put us in championship contender status immediately. My question is who would that be? There are rumors around Jaylen Brown possibly leaving Boston and as great as that sounds would it necessarily make us day 1 contenders? I know he would want the bag and that’s something that scares me when he would be coming to a very different situation compared to the one in Boston.

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There is also the question of Paul George. PG13. PLAYOFF P. No I don’t think he’s coming back here. He is in his home state which while not on the Lakers, is where he always wanted to play as soon as he was drafted. The only way he would be traded is if a team gave up a lot and again, (Positive Pacer memories aside) I am not sure it’s worth it for the injury history he has and the money he’s owed.

I’m sure there will be someone in the coming months who announces they are unhappy with their team and wants a move. Will it be Kar Anthony-Towns or Bradley Beal? I don’t think that matters much to the Pacers. The idea is that while maybe we CAN trade for an all-star we SHOULD continue to develop our team and make sure that whenever that transcendent player gets here, whether trade, FA signing, or our own homegrown talent. They will have the correct pieces around them to not just make the playoffs or win a series, but get Indiana back to the NBA finals.

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