Notes from players on the Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, and San Antonio Spurs who could possibly be traded soon.
I certainly believe that Indiana’s Buddy Hield, Chris Duarte, Daniel Theis, and Oshae Brissett can help playoff teams looking for guys who understand their roles. Hield’s shooting, Duarte’s bench scoring, Theis’ size to be an extra body down low, and Brissett’s ability to guard multiple positions would be solid pickups. TJ McConnell is another older player that brings great value, but I personally think the Pacers want to keep him because of the fit.
With the big jump Orlando’s Franz Wagner & Paolo Banchero have already taken, trading veterans like Gary Harris, Mo Bamba, and Terrence Ross to possibly receive even more youthful talent in return sounds like a good plan. I wouldn’t be surprised if former 1st round picks such as Chuma Okeke (has been injured a lot during his career) and RJ Hampton (out of rotation) are dealt as well.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are another team with veterans who can help just about any club. I’d have Jakob Poeltl, Josh Richardson, Doug McDermott, and Zach Collins in mind, these are winning players who thrive in their roles.