If Al Horford is indeed bought out of his contract, the Indiana Pacers are a sneaky team that could look to sign him. Outside of Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis in the frontcourt, the Pacers do not have many options and for a team with all of the talent that they have, they have definitely underperformed this season.
Losing T.J. Warren has definitely hurt this Pacers team’s chances for success, but there is no reason that they cannot be a top five team in the Eastern Conference with Malcolm Brogdon, Domantas Sabonis and Caris LeVert.
This Pacers team has plenty of talent and they do not really have much of a depth problem, so it is kind of shocking to see this team struggling the way that they are this season. They are a bottom tier rebounding team in the league, which is why adding Horford could definitely help them.
As mentioned before, Horford can still impact the game on both ends of the court at this point in his career and he could also give the Pacers some much needed production in the frontcourt. When Sabonis is out of the game, Indiana really struggles to score in the low-post and their opponents take advantage of them.
With Horford, they would have another reliable player they can turn to in the second-unit and feel comfortable with when Sabonis is out of the game. If they are able to sign Horford to a low contract, then this fit definitely makes sense, but if he is not bought out of his contract, there is virtually no way for the Pacers to acquire him through a trade with his current contract.