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Jazz Elect to Retool Rather than Blow it Up, Mavericks Upgrade their Backcourt, Pacers get Picks, Grizzlies Upgrade at Center


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Pacers

Pacers

+3 players ($33.9m) +3 picks,
Cap Impact - $3.5M
  • Josh Green

    TO

    Josh Green
    SG, 6' 5", -1.73 LEBRON
    Team Option | Athletic Finisher

    $3.0M

    2yrs

    7
  • Davis Bertans
    Davis Bertans
    PF, 6' 10", -0.59 LEBRON
    Off Screen Shooter

    $16.0M

    3yrs

    7
  • Steven Adams
    Steven Adams
    C, 6' 11", 1.92 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $17.9M

    1yr

    15
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 1

    via UTA
    15
  • draft-pick-player

    2026 - Round 1

    29
  • draft-pick-player

    2024 - Round 1

    via GSW
    15

-1  Wins

-6.70  MPG

-4.06  Off.

-1.76  Def.

Grizzlies

Grizzlies

+1 player ($18.0m),
Cap Impact + $73K
  • Myles Turner
    Myles Turner
    C, 6' 11", 3.27 LEBRON
    Stretch Big

    $18.0M

    1yr

    12

-1  Wins

+3.10  MPG

-0.75  Off.

+2.10  Def.

Jazz

Jazz

+1 player ($22.6m),
Cap Impact - $80K
  • Malcolm Brogdon
    Malcolm Brogdon
    PG, 6' 5", 2.15 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $22.6M

    3yrs

    12

-3  Wins

+4.92  MPG

+0.92  Off.

-1.37  Def.

Mavericks

Mavericks

+1 player ($22.7m),
Cap Impact + $3.5M
  • Mike Conley
    Mike Conley
    PG, 6' 1", 2.6 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $22.6M

    2yrs

    29

+5  Wins

-1.32  MPG

+3.89  Off.

+1.03  Def.

It’s worth the hassle for Indiana. Green’s three-point accuracy has been inconsistent during his brief career to date. His defensive effort has been anything but. This kid is a bundle of kinetic energy. At 21, he could be the type of long-term rotation piece the Pacers should be looking to acquire at the moment.

Meanwhile, the Mavericks get an upgrade in their backcourt rotation. If they retain pending restricted free agent Jalen Brunson, they can designate either him or Conley as a super sixth man. Either way, Conley adds playmaking and floor-spacing that this group could really use.

It’s easy to peg the Utah Jazz for demolition, but we shouldn’t write off the possibility that they’ll retool. After all, that’s what small-market teams often do. If Donovan Mitchell does not request a trade, it’s entirely possible that they’ll stay the course.

Acquiring Malcolm Brogdon could be a great way to get them closer to their ultimate goal: an NBA championship.

The Grizzlies traded for Steven Adams just last offseason, adding him in a swap for center Jonas Valanciunas. Adams has been fine in his role for Memphis – any starter on a 56-win team is at the very least adequate. In 26.3 minutes per game this season, Adams contributed a modest 6.9 points and 10 rebounds per game.

Indiana has played Turner at the five for seven seasons now. Despite intriguing talent, the center has never averaged over 15 points in a season in his career.

Since 2018, though, Turner has averaged 2.7 blocks and 1.3 three-pointers per game. His block figure is first in the NBA in that span, while his three-pointers make him top ten among centers.


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