Entering the 2020-21 NBA season for the Indiana Pacers, there were a lot of concerns about this team’s durability because of how many injuries they have dealt with over the years. Key players to this team’s success all missed time last year due to different injuries and so far this year, the ‘injury bug’ has not disappeared.
TJ Warren has only played in 4 games this season due to a foot injury that required surgery and Jeremy Lamb is just returning to action after recovering from a knee injury. Not to mention, newly acquired Caris LeVert is out indefinitely after having a small mass removed from his kidney.
Of course, we all wish Caris LeVert the best and hopefully he will be back out on the court in no-time, but after entering the year with high hopes, the Pacers will have to fight through adversity to reach their full potential. So far this year, they have done an excellent job in battling through injuries and both Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis look like All-Star caliber players.
Malcolm Brogdon currently leads the team in scoring with 21.7 points per game and Domantas Sabonis is one of the best rebounders in the NBA, averaging about 11.7 boards per game. With both of these guys playing at a high-level, the Pacers are currently one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference and right in the thick of things with the Bucks, Nets, Celtics and 76ers at the top of the conference.
Moving forward though, the Pacers are definitely a team to keep an eye on as the NBA trade deadline approaches. With all the question marks on the wing for this team, they could very much be in the market to add another high-level talent, which is why Terrence Ross from the Magic is a player that comes to mind.
The Magic have no shot at being a legit threat in the Eastern Conference this year and with all of the injuries they have on their roster, they could be open to adding future talent and draft picks for some of their veteran players. As a result, Terrence Ross could very much in-play for the Indiana Pacers and here are three reasons why they could pursue a trade for him.