If Larry is really serious about rebuilding this thing quickly. I propose two realistic deals that would accomplish the rebuild.
Not completely original on my part, so I think both would have realistic merit.Trade 1:
Reasoning behind these moves:
The 4th pick is likely to be DeMarcus Cousins or Derrick Favors (likely Cousins). 19 years old with some of the best legitimate 5 upside to come along in recent memory. At worst will be the rugged rebounder and defensive presence we have really never had in Pacers franchise history. The Okafor/Jefferson/Cousins front court 4 and 5 rotation would be among the top 5 in the league in my opinion.
Collision would give us a legitimate PG prospect to team with AJ Price and hopefully solve a problem spot that has persisted for far too long.
The 11th pick from New Orleans could most likely be used to bring in Paul George.
9 man rotation of:
TJ Ford/ AJ Price
Plus we would still have the Foster, Dunleavy, Ford expiring contracts to dangle for future draft picks and young wing players.
Just like that we change the whole makeup of the roster, and remake it with exciting young players.