The Charlotte Hornets are a team that has been in need of a big man since last offseason. They used the third-overall pick in 2020 on LaMelo Ball, who has a chance to turn into a star in the NBA, Now, with a taste of the postseason, Charlotte could be even more inclined to go after that impact big man down low.
The Hornets made a play for bigs like Montrezl Harrell in free agency a year ago. They missed out on the opportunity but it could present itself once again, either in NBA free agency or on the trading block. The Hornets are very deep in the backcourt after adding Ball. He joined a duo of Terry Rozier and Devonte’ Graham at the guard position. Heading to the offseason, it is imperative that add that presence down low.
This is where the Indiana Pacers can come into play. They have been involved in NBA trade rumors all season, headlined by the deal they made sending Victor Oladipo to the Houston Rockets. After failing to make the postseason, it seems likely that changes could occur. In fact, the Hornets already have expressed interest in making a trade for Myles Turner, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
In fact, the Pacers already have fired former head coach Nate Bjorkgren after just a single season with the organization. Indiana has since hired former Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle to take over at the position to bring stability to the organization.
Players like Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis have also been featured in NBA trade rumors but it could be another big man that is on the move. Myles Turner could be the first player moved out of Indiana in the offseason. It was a disappointing season in Indiana and the front office could look to shake things up.
If Myles Turner is available via trade, it is likely that a team like the Charlotte Hornets will be interested. Let’s take a look at a potential NBA trade scenario between these two sides this offseason.