When the Indiana Pacers made their blockbuster trade for Pascal Siakam, it was viewed as the biggest move of the NBA season, and by all accounts, it still is.
They added a two-time All-NBA forward to play alongside Tyrese Haliburton, who has emerged as one of the best guards in the league (despite his recent injury woes).
However, just because the Pacers traded a haul to get Siakam in the gold and blue doesn’t mean they are slowing down. Recent reports have actually indicated that they still plan on exploring other potential moves ahead of the February 8 trade deadline.
And while Siakam definitely patched up a hole at the power forward position for them, adding another forward to the mix isn’t out of the question for the Pacers.
During a recent appearance on FanDuel TV’s “Run It Back,” Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that the Pacers are one of two teams in the trade hunt for Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins, with the other being the Dallas Mavericks. (H/t Andrew Peters of Bleacher Report)
"The Mavericks and Pacers are two teams, I'm told, that are expressing interest in Wiggins, but I don't think they're going to move guys just to move guys," Charania said. "I think the Warriors need true reasons if they're going to trade, whether it's a Wiggins, Klay Thompson, Chris Paul."
Wiggins earned an extension with the Warriors following his impressive play en route to their 2022 NBA Championship, culminating in a spectacular performance in the Finals.
That said, the 28-year-old forward has been struggling this year, as have the Warriors. He hasn’t been the same player on either end of the floor, though he has still been starting as of late.
So far this season, Wiggins is averaging 12.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.5 assists while shooting 43.7% from the field and 31.1% from behind the three-point line.
While he may not be playing at the same level he once did, Wiggins could still be a solid fit in Indiana with his 3-and-D play, especially when performing alongside Haliburton and Siakam moving into the future.