The Indiana Pacers are 10-16 on the year so far, good for 13th place in the Eastern Conference.
There was some optimism coming into the season that the Pacers would be able to remain competitive in the East, particularly with new head coach Rick Carlisle, but that hasn’t proven to be the case.
As presently constructed, this group does not work.
So what is the solution?
According to Shams Charania and Bob Kravitz of The Athletic, big changes are on the horizon for Indiana.
“Multiple sources said that the Pacers are receptive in trade dialogue with rival teams centered on potentially moving guard Caris LeVert and either two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis or center Myles Turner,” they wrote.
“All three players have frequently garnered significant interest from rival teams. Pacers officials have received frequent calls on both of their big men over the past several seasons, but new head coach Rick Carlisle wanted an opportunity to spend time with Sabonis and Turner and grow with the roster.”
Either move would signify the start of a rebuild.
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 8, 2021
Watch this space. Clearly the Pacers are going to be big sellers ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline.
Who will ultimately benefit from their fire sale? Time will tell.