The Indiana Pacers are 12-16 on the year, good for 13th place in the Eastern Conference.
Sitting eight spots ahead of them are the Cleveland Cavaliers, who continue to be one of the NBA’s most surprising stories of 2021 despite being without Collin Sexton.
The Cavs have been looking to dump Sexton since before the season began.
Indiana, meanwhile, is looking to make some big trades to shake up the roster.
According to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, a swap between these two squads may be in the works.
“If the Pacers ultimately decide to rebuild and trade veterans such as Caris LeVert, what he does is something the Cavs don’t have at present as a tall guard who can score consistently,” he wrote.
“Indiana, sources said, likes the Cavs’ injured guard Collin Sexton as a ‘terrific scorer,’ though the Pacers have not yet brought him up in the discussions they’ve had with Cleveland’s executives.”
Sexton is set to miss the rest of the year with a knee injury, but he is widely regarded as one of the league’s more promising young talents. His biggest deficiencies seem to be off the court, where his teammates hate him.
Impressive stuff. https://t.co/p5mNh0dB7Y
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 12, 2021
Not that Sexton cares all that much about what his teammates have to say about him.
Obviously this particular deal is still some ways away from coming to a fruition. But if and when it does, it could be a rare win-win for both sides.