LA Clippers: One trade with every team – Indiana Pacers

LA Clippers Pacers (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LA Clippers Pacers (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

We suggest one trade the LA Clippers could make with the Indiana Pacers.

Our quest to find the LA Clippers a trade with every single team in the NBA continues today with the Indiana Pacers.

The Pacers currently hold the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 39-26; a great accomplishment as they have only gotten 13 games from star guard Victor Oladipo, who missed just over a calendar year after rupturing the quad tendon in his right knee on January 23, 2019.

They have achieved their success this season so far thanks to a break-out, All-Star season from Domantas Sabonis, great play from newly acquired point guard, and former Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon, and solid play from T.J. Warren, Myles Turner, Jeremy Lamb, and more.

With our suggested trade, we look to take a key piece of Indiana’s success this season and add them to the Clippers, while offering proper compensation in return.

Why we suggest this trade for the LA Clippers:

Once again, we suggest a trade that sacrifices some of the Clippers’ depth to strengthen their starting lineup at the point guard position. The six-foot-five inch Malcolm Brogdon upgrades the team offensively and provides a versatile, switchable option on defense. Brogdon has been a bright spot for the Pacers since they signed him last offseason, averaging career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, and minutes per game. He’s been able to prove this season he can run an offense and thrive with the ball in his hands and his past with Milwaukee has shown he can also thrive and be productive in a secondary role.

Would the Pacers do it?

It would take a lot to pry the newly-acquired Brogdon away from the Pacers, so we wanted to make sure the compensation would be worthy of them parting ways with their starting point guard. Beverley and Shamet provide depth, defense, youth, and versatility at the guard position while McGruder’s contract makes the money side of the trade work.

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Read the rest of our “One Trade with every Team” series here:

Pacific Division: Lakers, Warriors, Kings, Suns
Northwest Division: Nuggets, Jazz, Thunder, Blazers, Timberwolves
Southwest Division: Rockets, Mavericks, Grizzlies, Pelicans, Spurs
Atlantic Division: Raptors, Celtics, 76ers, Nets, Knicks
Central Division: Bucks, Pacers, Bulls, Pistons, Cavaliers
Southeast Division: Heat, Magic, Wizards, Hornets, Hawks