The Indiana Pacers are expected to be one of the most active franchises before the market close next February. The franchise has put Domantas Sabonis, Caris LeVert and Myles Turner on the market, predicting a barrage of offers for three strong players in the league.
Although this decision invites us to think about a revolution in the workforce, it does not have as its objective a deep reconstruction. As the journalist from The Ringer Kevin O’Connor, the Pacers are looking for players that will allow them to win right away and establish them as a playoff team.
The general manager, Kevin Pritchard will request numerous draft picks but the preference is to receive pieces that will boost the team’s competitiveness. Although he does so from a theoretical standpoint, O’Connor cites De’Aaron Fox, Ben Simmons and Pascal Siakam as the type of player the organization will try to bring in. In fact, the Pacers already submitted an offer for the current 76ers player last July.
This position was already defended by the owner Herb Simon in the middle of last December. “Why would we want to go through a rebuild when we can build on the fly,” said the Pacers owner, according to picked up the middle The Athletic. «We are not a franchise that is going to be dismantled to achieve a better pick. We will try to win every game. Sometimes we develop rookies and that can cost us a game, but we will never start a game with the goal of losing while I own it. I do not believe in that. Some teams do, but I don’t believe in it. “
(Cover photo by Stacy Revere / Getty Images)