Stop me if you’ve heard this: The Pacers are close to signing DeAndre Ayton to an offer sheet OR ready to pull the trigger on a sign-and-trade for the Suns’ big man.
For several days now, NBA national reporters have repeated that scenario, continuing to imply the big move is imminent. Yet, here we are.
One issue holding up the potential move, was finalizing the deal sending Malcolm Brogdon to the Celtics. With Brogdon now in Boston saying ‘hi’ to the locals and Aaron Nesmith in Vegas saying ‘hi’ to his new teammates, the Ayton watch is back in focus.
So we wait...
Meanwhile, the Summer Pacers are back in action on Tuesday night, possibly with Nesmith, as James Boyd reports. JB and Scott Agness have given Pacers fans some boots on the ground reporting in Vegas which has been nice, so check out their Twitter feeds (James Boyd, Scott Agness) for the past several days where they have stories linked and other little nuggets like this:
I asked #Pacers rookie Bennedict Mathurin if he thought the alley-oop he threw Isaiah Jackson was too far:— James Boyd (@RomeovilleKid) July 11, 2022
“Nah, nah. I seen Isaiah jump, I said, ‘OK, I’mma just gonna throw the ball in the air.’ He gonna be able to go get it. … First of many!” —> https://t.co/aV8Zmv7kys pic.twitter.com/bJ6eIJBGyD
Check out the links and share your thoughts in the comments as we wait for more news to break.