Indiana Pacers Case Study

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Trade rumors are hunting Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George again. In every sports article, he's been the hot topic of trade deals as of late. Now, another set of rumored deal is swirling again online about a possible trade between the Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers with Andrew Wiggins and Ricky Rubio as part of the alleged deal. George is one of the big names that is being targeted by numerous teams nowadays. Being a high-value player, he's been linked to being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. But up until now, none of those deal have ever progressed and just fades away in the news. On the other hand, the Timberwolves and 76ers are two of the underperforming teams currently in the ongoing season. Though with enough young and talented players on their roster plus a winning coach at the helm, the Timberwolves are still struggling to get their form and continues to slide down the standings. Coach Tom Thibodeau have already recognized the lack of a veteran player and leader of the team which they are looking right now.…show more content…
Aside from being plagued with injuries, their roster is also composed of young players who also needed a guidance from a veteran most especially on their backcourt position. With all three teams needing a player to solve their problems, an alleged deal was being floated online. A proposed trade deal is being recommended to the Timberwolves, Pacers, and 76ers which involve 5 players. Trade scenario is suggesting as follows: 1. The Minnesota Timberwolves will acquire Paul George from the Pacers; 2. The Indiana Pacers will then get Andrew Wiggins from the Timberwolves plus Ersan Ilyasova and Hollis Thompson from the 76ers; 3. Finally, the 76ers will receive Ricky Rubio from the
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