This Hornets-Pacers Trade Pairs Myles Turner, LaMelo Ball


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The Charlotte Hornets are a team that needed a big man since last offseason. They used the third overall pick in 2020 on LaMelo Ball, who has a shot at becoming an NBA star, now with a taste of the playoffs, Charlotte might be even more inclined to continue that big low man impact.

The Hornets played for greats like Montrezl Harrell in free agency a year ago. They missed the opportunity but it could come up again, whether in NBA free agency or on the commercial block. The Hornets are very deep in the backcourt after adding Ball. He joined a duo of Terry Rozier and Devonte ‘Graham at the guard post. On the way to the offseason, it is imperative to add this presence at the bottom.

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That’s where the Indiana Pacers can come in. They’ve been embroiled in NBA trade rumors all season, especially the deal they made by sending Victor Oladipo to the Houston Rockets. After failing to make the playoffs, it seems likely that changes could happen.

In fact, the Pacers have already fired former head coach Nate Bjorkgren after just one season with the organization. While the team has yet to replace Bjorkgren with a new name, that could be far from the only change. Swapping a key player might be necessary.

Players like Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis have also featured in NBA trade rumors, but he could be another big man on the move. Myles Turner could be the first player to leave Indiana during the offseason. It has been a disappointing season in Indiana and the front office may be looking to shake things up.

If Myles Turner is available commercially, chances are a team like the Charlotte Hornets is interested. Let’s take a look at a potential NBA trade scenario between these two teams this offseason.


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