The Indiana Pacers are on the hunt to find a trade for Buddy Hield. Shams Charania of The Athletic recently reported the news, revealing that Indiana and Hield could not come to an agreement on a contract extension,
As the season inches closer and closer, it’s unclear whether or not a deal will get done beforehand, but it seems a given that Hield won’t be on the Pacers roster past the trade deadline.
That said, some teams are already supposedly interested in acquiring Hield’s services, which makes sense, considering he’s one of the best three-point shooters in the league.
Grade the Trade: Buddy Hield mock deal sees Indiana Pacers also trade Andrew Nembhard to Milwaukee Bucks
The third of his three ideas included Andrew Nembhard in the trade, with both him and Hield heading to the Bucks for a return of Grayson Allen, Pat Connaughton, and a first-round pick.
Nembhard is fresh off a solid rookie season in which he carved out a real role with the Pacers, and he has a chance to build on it moving forward in Indiana. In this mock, he would instead head to the Bucks.
Hield, meanwhile, would fill a gap in the Bucks rotation behind the three-point line, as they could use some help in that area next year and beyond.
Allen and Connaughton would be decent fits in Indiana, but neither necessarily fit the team’s long-term plans.
Let’s take a look at the deal from both sides and grade it for the Bucks and Pacers.