The Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs are two teams who could look to make a change at the NBA trade deadline for different reasons. It has become somewhat of a sinking ship in Indiana and they need help. Meanwhile, San Antonio has some expiring deals to take care of.
The Pacers have struggled to win games as of late and need help in order to stay afloat in the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. Their lack of a primary scoring option out on the perimeter has become staggering and a player like DeMar DeRozan can fill that void.
The Spurs remain very much in the playoff hunt in a loaded Western Conference. They have a three-game lead over the ninth spot so they are solidifying themselves as a playoff contender if they can continue to win games. However, DeRozan is on an expiring deal and could be on the move as a result.
DeRozan was a big time All Star snub this season and he will be looking to play with a chip on his shoulder for a potentially new team. DeRozan, 31, is averaging 20.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 7.0 assists.
Let’s take a look at what a deal to land DeMar DeRozan in Indiana would look like for the Pacers.