In the ever-evolving NBA trade landscape, the Indiana Pacers have made their stance clear regarding sharpshooter Buddy Hield, setting a high asking price for potential suitors, as reported by Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.
According to five NBA executives, the Pacers are seeking a package that includes a first-round pick and a rotation player in exchange for Hield’s services.
The dynamics of the deal could be flexible, with the strength of the pick potentially influenced by the quality of the player offered, and vice versa.
Hield, currently on an expiring $19.28 million deal, has recently found his stride since reclaiming a spot in the starting lineup, showcasing his scoring prowess.
This season, the 30-year-old guard is averaging 13.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 24.4 minutes per game.