This Pacers-Hornets offseason trade sends Gordon Hayward to Indiana

Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets, NBA Trade Rumors
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The Charlotte Hornets have been one of the most exciting teams to watch this NBA season not because of the overall talent on their roster, but because of how dynamic and athletic some of their young talents are. With Gordon Hayward and Bismack Biyombo being the only players over the age of 30 on this roster, the Hornets are one of the youngest teams in the NBA and they are really fun to watch! 

They have guys like Terry Rozier and Malik Monk who can knock down numerous three-point shots in succession, they have some young, dynamic talents in LaMelo Ball and Devonte’ Graham who can score, pass and rebound and they have a guy in Miles Bridges who adds a new dunk to his highlight tape every time he steps out on the court. 

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Charlotte has taken a huge step in the right direction this season and as a result, they currently find themselves as the 8-seed in the Eastern Conference and will likely make their first postseason appearance since 2016. 

Both Gordon Hayward and LaMelo Ball have been huge additions to the Charlotte Hornets organization this year, but could the Hornets surprise everyone in the offseason and look to move Hayward? It seems highly unlikely, but the Pacers have a player that they could potentially offer up that the Hornets have had their eyes on for a while now. 

Let’s take a look at a hypothetical offseason trade presented by Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz that would send Gordon Hayward to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for one of the best shot-blockers in the entire league.

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