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Pacers Links: Rumors? Speculation? Welcome to NBA Draft Week!

There is no shortage of offseason news (or rumors) about the Pacers with the NBA Draft set for this Thursday.

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Happy NBA Draft Week everybody!

If you’ve been paying attention to mock drafts, player profiles and speculation about what the Pacers (and the rest of the NBA) may do on or around draft night on Thursday, then you are in the right place.

This is the season of legitimate reports turning into all kinds of additional reports with “sources” that aren’t revealed because we all know the source was the original report.

For instance, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor mentioned the Pacers in his latest mock draft, reporting that the Pacers may be more likely to move the pick.

League sources say the Pacers are incredibly active in trade talks involving this pick, both for deals moving into the top 10 or out of the draft entirely. If they stay here, they’re in an intriguing position with a number of options...

It didn’t take long for similar reports with no more substance to arise. But KOC went further on the topic on The Mismatch podcast with Chris Vernon.

“They are having trade conversations, I have not seen reported that, I believe I had it in my story that they’ve had some conversations with the Pacers, the Pacers have been one of the more active teams, the name that I’ve heard involved in those conversations is Myles Turner,” KOC said on the pod.

This same podcast first mentioned the issues Bjorkgren was having with the Pacers and Sabonis in particular, before the dam broke on that story at the end of the season, so it is always worth a “hmm” when KOC brings up the Pacers.

Takes two to make a deal in the NBA so until the deal is done, and Kevin Pritchard is real good at talking around rumors and reports which keeps denials in play. So, enjoy all of the reports and rumors this week, just consider the source, per usual.

Oh, and please share your favorite or most frightening rumors and reports (No. 13 for Eric Gordon and No. 24? Wha?) in the comments.

Check out the links:

Pacers to Hold Eighth Pre-Draft Workout on Monday, July 26 | Indiana Pacers

Brogdon Helps Bring Clean Water, Joy to East African Communities | Indiana Pacers

Wednesday's Workout Filled with First-Round Talent | Indiana Pacers

Doyel: Pacers want to win now, anyone can be traded, and anything (Ben Simmons?) can happen - Indy Star

The Ringer's 2021 NBA Draft Guide - Mock Draft

The Ringer's 2021 NBA Draft Guide

The Ringer's 2021 NBA Draft Guide - Mock Draft

NBA mock draft 2021: SB Nation bloggers make picks for their teams -

NBA rumors: Myles Turner trade discussed by Warriors, Pacers | RSN

John Hollinger’s 2021 NBA free-agency point guard rankings by BORD$: Chris Paul, Kyle Lowry top a deep field – The Athletic

John Hollinger’s 2021 NBA free-agency small forwards rankings by BORD$: It’s Kawhi Leonard … and not much else – The Athletic

Central Notes: Turner, Pacers, Moran, Pistons | Hoops Rumors

John Hollinger’s 2021 NBA free-agency power forward rankings by BORD$: What’s left after John Collins? – The Athletic

Myles Turner Trade Rumors: Pelicans, Hornets 'Expressed Interest' in Pacers Center | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights

Another ring for the Holiday family as Bucks win one for small markets - by Scott Agness - Fieldhouse Files with Scott Agness

Rockets, Pacers discussed trade involving Gordon, draft picks? | Yardbarker

Indiana Pacers Must Decide How Important Doug McDermott’s Shooting Is In Free Agency