It’s officially the time of year where everyone who didn’t make the playoffs speculates about the next season, and the Pacers’ aren’t immune.
In the last week we have graded a number of different trade ideas from around the internet from national outlets such as the Athletic and Bleacher Report. And the majority of them are absolute trash. Given that they are national outlets they often treat the Pacers as if they exist as a farm team for all of the other teams in the NBA, sending our best players to the team for pennies on the dollar.
Of course, this is the nature of these things. One fanbase wants to either feel like their players are worth substantially more than they are or be outraged at the fact that another team feels their players are worth more than they are.
But once in awhile, a trade so awful comes along that you just have to wonder what in the world the writer was thinking. This ladies and gentleman, is one of those trades.