Indiana Pacers Should Look to Future Via Active Trade Market

December 23rd, 2014 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

The Indiana Pacers never would have joined the ranks of NBA contenders without their toughness, tenacity and unwavering confidence.

But that same sense of self-belief and never-surrender attitude could prevent the Pacers from taking the necessary steps to eventually rejoin the championship hunt.

Indiana has to accept fate and realize that the window for this current core is closed. It must abandon hope of salvaging the present in order to build something substantial for the future.

Luckily, the current NBA climate is more than conducive to a fire sale. Buyers aren't always easily found at this time of year, but Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski observed recently that a number of teams are already working the phone lines:

The good news for the Circle City is that Wojnarowski listed the Pacers among his "most active teams."

The problem is that Indiana has found itself on the wrong end of these discussions. Rather than scrap its expensive, aging veterans for future assets, the Pacers have been searching for immediate assistance, per Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders:

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