Ranking Indiana Pacers’ top 12 trade assets heading into the offseason

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The Indiana Pacers have one of the best young rosters in the league and have plenty of intriguing trade assets heading into the offseason.

The Indiana Pacers are one of the most interesting teams to watch heading into the offseason. With one of the more underrated rosters in the Eastern Conference, the Pacers have several different paths available to them heading into the summer.

They could continue to slowly build their way through the offseason or they could try to expedite the process by making a splash move via trade. Either way, the Pacers are in a great position to take advantage of either option. And part of that is due to the fact that the Pacers, on paper, have some really intriguing trade assets.

Heading into the offseason, we explore and rank the Pacers’ top trade assets available to them.

12. Daniel Theis

On the surface, you may not view Daniel Theis as a real trade asset for the Pacers. He didn’t play much for the Pacers this season and is, at best, the team’s third center in the depth chart. But the fact that he is on such an affordable and convenient contract is what makes him a very real trade asset.

Theis has one fully guaranteed year remaining on his contract with the Pacers and a team option for the 2024-25 NBA season. He’s slated to be paid $9 million next season. That’s an easy contract that any team could absorb via trade heading into the offseason.

He may not be a full-time rotation player at this point in his career, but there’s no question that he’s on a contract that holds tangible trade value for the Pacers.