NBA Rumors: Two Pacers Who Could Be On Trade Block This Offseason

The Indiana Pacers are in full-on rebuilding mode. Their trade deadline deal sending All-Star center Domantas Sabonis to the Sacramento Kings for talented guard Tyrese Haliburton brought them back the young piece they want to build around. 

Now could they be looking to shed some longer-term, veteran contracts—in particular, guards—to free up more cap space? According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, "rival teams expect (the Pacers) to be open to trade conversations around Malcolm Brogdon and Buddy Hield this offseason."

Brogdon came to Indiana on a sign-and-trade in 2019, a 4-year $85M deal, and then was signed to an extension before this season. He still has three years and $68M remaining on his pact.

Hield is currently on a 4-year, $94M contract that he signed with the Sacramento Kings, and that one runs through the 2024 season. Hield was brought to Indiana in the Sabonis deal. 

We noted earlier a report that the Pacers could look to free up some future cap room by packaging players for one infamous. massive, expiring contract in Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports