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Pacers Open To Dealing First Round Pick?
Posted By Lang Greene On June 26, 2013 @ 2:07 pm In Draft Diary,NBA Draft Headlines | No Comments
The Indiana Pacers are a team on the rise having pushed the NBA Champion Miami HEAT to the limit in this year’s Eastern Conference Finals. So it doesn’t come as much of a surprise the team will use this summer to aggressively target areas of weakness via draft, trade or free agency market.
Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard has confirmed he has been fielding calls from around the league as the draft inches closer. Last week the Pacers were linked to a potential deal which would involve Sacramento Kings point guard Jimmer Fredette. However, according to the Sacramento Bee’s Jason Jones the Kings are not actively shopping the former BYU product.
One of the Pacers’ biggest needs is at reserve point guard. DJ Augustin filled the role this past season and is set to become an unrestricted free agent.
The Pacers have $56.6 million in guaranteed contracts on the books for next season, with All-Star forward Paul George coming up on free agency next summer.
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