Report: Pacers listening to Brogdon offers, monitoring Sabonis interest
The Indiana Pacers are listening to trade pitches centered around Malcolm Brogdon, and are also tracking interest in two-time All-Star Domantas Sabonis, sources from other NBA teams told Yahoo Sports' Vincent Goodwill.
The Pacers reportedly believe they already possess a suitable long-term replacement for Brogdon in Caris LeVert, who was acquired from the Brooklyn Nets in January in a multi-team deal that saw two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo moved to the Houston Rockets.
Brogdon, the 2016-17 Rookie of the Year while with the Milwaukee Bucks, has averaged a career-best 21.6 points per game with 6.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.1 steals. Of the 41 players who shoot 6.5 or more 3-pointers per game, his 39.8% success rate ranks 13th, per Stathead. The 28-year-old will reach unrestricted free agency after the 2022-23 season.
Sabonis, 24, has averaged 20.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.2 steals per game in his fifth NBA season. He's currently under contract through 2024.
Additionally, several teams have inquired about veteran role player Doug McDermott, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported on Monday. The 29-year-old stretch-four is scoring a career-high 13.6 points per game with excellent shooting splits. He'll hit unrestricted free agency this summer.
Despite a number of players posting solid numbers, the Pacers are just 19-23 on the year. The team is currently on track for the 10th seed, which would require them to win a number of play-in games in order to keep their five-year playoff streak alive.