Trouble in paradise? Pacers should capitalize on Warriors division

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We would give this trade a B-

It’s hard not to like some things about this trade. Kuminga has certainly shown that he can be a valuable asset to a team like the Pacers, and he plays a position of need. He’s a solid power forward in the NBA that continues to have upside moving forward and matches the Pacers timeline of the current roster.

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However, the cost for the Pacers in this trade feels a bit like a king’s ransom. With three first-round picks, for a player that we aren’t even sure will solidly be an NBA starter for years to come feels risky at best. While it would likely work in the Pacers favor, nobody can be absolutely sure.

If the Pacers could bring the cost down to two first-round-picks due to the division in the Warriors locker room, then perhaps there is a deal that could be struck between the two teams. Ultimately, Pacers fans should keep their eyes on the Warriors/Lakers series to see if an opportunity to get a player like Kuminga will ultimately materialize.

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