This Knicks-Pacers Trade Pairs Julius Randle, Myles Turner

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From the sounds of it, the Indiana Pacers are ready to embrace a rebuild. They are currently stuck in no man’s land of the NBA, as they aren’t good enough to legitimately contend for a title, but they aren’t bad enough to land a top pick in the draft.

Right now, the Pacers are 12-16. As things currently stand, Indiana would need some lottery luck to even break into the top-10 of the draft. 

They are only 1.5 games out of having a spot in the NBA Play-In Tournament in the Eastern Conference, but what would pushing for a playoff spot do for them? They are unlikely to challenge any of the top teams in the Eastern Conference in a first-round series, so embarking on a rebuild makes some sense.

The Pacers have three players that were mentioned as possible trade candidates; All-Star Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner, and Caris LeVert. Rooke Chris Duarte, who is only a year younger than Sabonis, could be made available as well.

The Pacers have three players that were mentioned as possible trade candidates; All-Star Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner, and Caris LeVert. Rooke Chris Duarte, who is only a year younger than Sabonis, could be made available as well.

Indiana Pacers Receive: F Obi Toppin, C Nerlens Noel, First-Round Pick

New York Knicks Receive: C Myles Turner

This was a trade offer that was proposed by Zach Lowe during an episode of his podcast, the Lowe Post Podcast. It would have some immediate ramifications for both the Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks.

For the Knicks, this is one that fans will have strong opinions about. Obi Toppin has come on in his second season in the league and he is someone that people want to see get more playing time.

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