3 Daniel Theis-Clippers trades for Pacers based on latest rumor

The LA Clippers are reportedly interested in Daniel Theis, so here are three potential trades for the Indiana Pacers to consider.
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The Indiana Pacers have not been using Daniel Theis this season. The German veteran is fresh off a win at the FIBA World Cup this summer, and now, the LA Clippers are interested.

According to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Clippers are showing an interest in Theis following the injury to Mason Plumlee that could keep him out for as long as two months.

The big man hasn’t been a part of the Pacers’ rotation, as head coach Rick Carlisle has been prioritizing Jalen Smith and Isaiah Jackson off the bench behind Myles Turner. Theis hasn't been happy with his lack of minutes, as he expressed while chatting with Brian Robb of MassLive.

With the Clippers showing interest and Theis unhappy, let’s take a look at some potential trades the two sides could work out that would send the big man to the West Coast.

Trade #1 - Salary-filler and a second

This is the most likely of the three deals, as the LA Clippers would keep their depth in tact and the Indiana Pacers would be getting pocket change for a guy they barely use.

Pacers receive: Mason Plumlee, Amir Coffey, Brandon Boston Jr., Second-round pick

Clippers receive: Daniel Theis

Mason Plumlee can still be traded, so long as the Pacers accept the fact that he is injured. And since he’s on an expiring deal, they could either buy him out or let him rehab in Indiana for the year and walk in free agency.

Amir Coffey and Brandon Boston Jr. are both still young, but neither has shown much during their time in the league. That said, if the Pacers wanted to take a chance on them, they’re both interesting enough prospects to make it worth their while.

The Clippers have a few second-rounders they could throw into this deal, including the Toronto Raptors’ 2024 second and their second-rounders in 2025, 2028, 2029, and 2030. Indiana would probably want a pick as far out as possible to try and maximize its value.