The Indiana Pacers and the Oklahoma City Thunder are in serious talks about sending Eric Maynor, 18th and 21st picks for the #10 pick from Indiana.
Overall, why not make this deal happen if your both teams?
Oklahoma City gets the big man they covet like Ed Davis. Also, the Thunder would still have the #26 pick tonight.
Then, Indiana gets a point guard that they need in Eric Maynor. Indiana can draft Patrick Patterson, Eric Bledsoe, Avery Bradley, Hassan Whiteside, or Daniel Orton with the 18th and 21st picks.
The Pacers had Eric Maynor in the top 5 on their draft board last year. So, it works out for Larry Bird who targeted him.
Maynor could slide in at point guard for the Indiana Pacers. I believe T.J. Ford will be traded this summer and Earl Watson will not get re-signed by the Pacers.
The Thunder get a big man who can block shots and score in the paint, and that's what they would get with Ed Davis.
I still expect Ed Davis to be availiable at #10 tonight.
When you put it all together, the Pacers get the point guard they need with 2 draft picks to go along with it. Then, Oklahoma City gets a big man at #10.
Oklahoma City and Indiana still have about 8 hours to get this deal finalized. I expect this trade to be announced when the Pacers are on the clock at #10.
This trade makes way too much sense to not get done. It would help both Indiana and Oklahoma City if this trade happened.