Deandre Ayton and Miles Bridges, among his targets

In Indiana they begin to position themselves to complete an offseason with movements of great magnitude. Numerous speculations have surrounded the news of the Pacers and the rumors about the potential departures of Malcolm Brogdon and Myles Turner have generated great expectation among the fans, anxious to see what the course of the project will be.

Now, a report from journalist Marc Stein has shed a firmer light on management’s high expectations. The Pacers appear to be considering multiple scenarios to bring in new talent. And if we talk about specific names, Stein points to Deandre Ayton and Miles Bridges as great targets.

Ayton’s signing as a free agent trumps any salary flexibility, so Indiana would have to put together a trade package attractive enough to convince the Phoenix Suns of Ayton’s option. sign-and-trade. In the case of Bridges, the operation is more feasible without the obligation to close a transfer. And more so now that in Charlotte they are not entirely convinced of offering him a large sum in case they want to ensure his continuity. It’s worth noting that, in both cases, their current franchisees could match the offers received by becoming restricted free agents.

If anything, these moves would push the Pacers to make certain juggle and template adjustments. Previously, other information had also suggested an interest in Collin Sexton, as well as a desire to more specifically strengthen defense and outside shooting.

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