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Pacers Links: Aaron Nesmith joins Pacers in Vegas. Is Deandre Ayton next?

The Pacers busy (not fast) offseason took another step forward with Brogdon trade finalized.

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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:

Check out the links and share your thoughts in the comments as we wait for more news to break.

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