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Pacers podcast: “The Pacers finally get over the Oladipo injury hump.”

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NBA: Indiana Pacers at Miami Heat
Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) drive to the basket defended by Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Credit: Steve Mitchell
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The Locked on Pacers podcast is hosted by Indycornrows staff writer Adam Friedman in collaboration with West Indianapolis Community News Pacers columnist Tony East.

On today’s episode Adam and Tony break down the Pacers loss to the Magic, the dominating defense in their win against the Heat, Doug McDermott’s strengths and weaknesses, do a trade deadline segment and preview the first two games of the week against New Orleans and Los Angeles.

To listen to the episode click below or here.

The guys start the podcast by discussing Doug McDermott’s rib injury and how it’s effecting the bench unit and in particular Domantas Sabonis. The discussion leads to Edmond Sumner and whether he has place in the rotation considering how bad he has played recently.

In the second segment of the show the guys discuss some of their favorite trade targets at the deadline. They also wonder what should be the Pacers the goal in a trade now that Victor Oladipo is hurt. Tony proposes two modest trades and Adam proposes one big one. You’ll have to listen to find out what they are.

In the final segment of the show the guys preview the Pacers first games of the week. Tony and Adam agree the Pacers should beat the Pelicans who will be down four starters.

Both guys agree that the Pacers will probably lose to the Lakers as long as Lebron James plays. They end the show by discussing the return of Lance Stephenson and whether he will be cheered or booed by fans at Bankers Life.