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2021 NBA Draft: Waiting to see what Pacers do with No. 13 pick

The Pacers will make some critical decisions by the end of the night.

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The Indiana Pacers have the No. 13 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night and the questions surrounding their use of the pick, whether for a player or as part of a trade, are plentiful.

Too many reports, tweets and rumors to link in one place over just the past couple of weeks have the Pacers interested in Corey Kispert, Davion Mitchell, Chris Duarte and many others who may fall into theirs spot at No. 13.

There’s even more noise surrounding trades of various significance to the current roster. Myles Turner, T.J. Warren may be on the move. Eric Gordon returning to Indy has been a go-to rumor. How about Cam Reddish and Atlanta’s No. 20 pick? One thing is for sure, the Pacers don’t have any players they wouldn’t include in a deal for the right price.

The Pacers always seem to want a player ready to jump into the rotation, although if they do so this year, some of their current rotation guys will need to be moved even beyond losing Doug McDermott and/or T.J. McConnell to free agency. If the team is healthy, the rook will have to be real strong to play key minutes, save for a reserve point guard if McConnell does, indeed leave.

We could talk about these scenarios all night, so please do so in the comments along with sharing your reaction when we finally find out what actually happens.

NBA Draft Info

  • Time: Thursday, July 29, 8:00 pm ET
  • TV: ABC (first round), ESPN (first and second round)
  • Online: WatchESPN
  • Twitter: @wojespn, @ShamsCharania