The rumors swirling around the Lakers and Pacers aren’t waning. On the contrary, even since our colleague Shams Charania says the two franchises negotiated again this week.
As very often since these rumors are mentioned, it is the names of Buddy Hield and Myles Turner who come up in conversations. And as since the beginning of the summer, the Indiana franchise is asking the Lakers for two unprotected first rounds of the Draft to recover Russell Westbrook and let go of the back and the pivot.
For Los Angeles, it’s still too high a price to pay. The Californian leaders know that they have, with these first two draft rounds, an interesting weapon to mount a transfer and want to be patient before using it. Maybe they’ll even wait for the start of the regular season to see how things go on the court between LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook, before making any trades.
Indiana side, GM Chad Buchanan announced that the pivot will wear the jersey of the Pacers at the start of the season, but without wanting to advance on the sequence of events.
“Our job is to listen”, he reminded. “He has great value in our eyes and in the eyes of the league. »