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- Bulls’ LaVine sidelined; surgery not thought necessary - December 16, 2018
- Grizzlies’ MarShon Brooks after failed trade: ‘It’s a business on both sides’ - December 16, 2018
- Thunder’s George playing the best ball of his career - December 16, 2018
Just as great teams need opponents, those looking to make trades need dance partners. Sometimes, making a deal requires a third team becoming involved to make salaries, etc. work.
Such a team, according to a report by ESPN’S Adrian Wojnarowski, would be the Indiana Pacers, who would be willing to extend their salary-cap space in return for a first-round draft selection.
Indiana has been aggressive in offering its salary space to extract a first-round pick for absorbing a bad contract, league sources tell ESPN. Pacers would send Al Jefferson back in those deals.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018
The Pacers (30-25) stand sixth in the Eastern Conference standings headed into Friday night’s game at Eastern Conference-leading Boston. However, the Pacers trail third-place Cleveland (31-22) by only two games.