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

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10. Andrew Nembhard

As somewhat of an afterthought heading into the season, it seems that the Indiana Pacers got a steal in the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft. Andrew Nembhard had one of the better (and most overlooked) rookie seasons this year. Nembhard finished his rookie season by averaging 10 points, five assists, and three rebounds on 44 percent shooting from the field and 35 percent shooting from 3-point range.

He was so good that he ended up being the full-time starter for the Pacers at the shooting guard position, largely due to the inconsistency and injuries that Chris Duarte was fighting through this season. But that shouldn’t overshadow the promise that Nembhard showed during his rookie season.

Even though Nembhard may not have the high potential that some of the team’s other young players possess, he’s still a player that holds value for the Pacers. Even more so, he’s another player that the Pacers could potentially include in a trade package for a veteran difference-maker.

If that’s a route the Pacers end up going this offseason, if nothing else, Nembhard is another talented (and productive) player that Indiana could dangle in the trade market.