7 Power forward trade targets that should be on the Indiana Pacers’ radar

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The Indiana Pacers will enter the NBA offseason will plenty of flexibility. Not only do they have substantial cap space to operate with, but they also have the necessary assets to make a splash via trade as well. One area that they will likely look to address this offseason is the power forward position.

According to a recent report, the Pacers are a team that could end up making a trade at the 2023 NBA Draft as they continue to search for an answer at the 4 spot in their starting 5. The Pacers will enter the NBA Draft with three first-round picks and could seemingly trade the No. 26 and 29 overall picks in an attempt to find a starting power forward.

Even if the Pacers end up using the No. 7 pick on a power forward, it would not be surprising to see the team add a veteran frontcourt player via trade. Roughly two weeks away from the 2023 NBA Draft, we explore seven potential power forward trade targets that should be on Indiana’s radar.

Bobby Portis, Milwaukee Bucks

Sixth Man of the Year candidate Bobby Portis is one of the better role players that could end up being moved this offseason. With the expectations that the Milwaukee Bucks will reshuffle their roster after a disappointing showing in the playoffs, Portis could be an odd man out.

Depending on what the Bucks would be looking for in return, perhaps the Pacers should explore that possibility. Portis is a quality player and plays his role to near perfection at this point in his career. He’d be a natural fit next to Myles Turner and would solidify the Pacers’ frontcourt with his talent and overall experience.