This Grizzlies trade would bring another lethal scorer to Memphis

Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
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The Indiana Pacers have the highest floor in this trade, making their part of the trade the least risky.

The state of Indiana is known for its love of basketball, whether it be college, or professional. However, the Pacers have been a pretty mediocre franchise the last few years, making the playoffs but only to be exited quickly with a draft pick in the middle rounds.

The once-formidable ‘Blue collar’ style of basketball the Pacers valued is not really there anymore. However, this trade could give Indiana two players from Memphis who play that way all the time.

In their starting rotation, the Pacers have a very good frontcourt. Locking the paint down is Myles Turner, a big man who constantly is at the top of the league in blocks per game, and can hit a few jumpers from outside.

Turner’s frontcourt mate Damontas Sabonis is one of the league’s best power forwards, who can literally do everything pretty well. But, the Pacers have a depth issue in terms of size, which is why this trade is very important.

With TJ Warren still out, the pacers are missing a great wing who can play on both sides of the basketball court, because right now, Justin Holiday is not that. This trade will make the Indiana Pacers better right now and in the future. Here is what they get:

Dillon Brooks, G/F: $12.2M for 2 Years

The 2021 playoff standout has a lot of value in this league, with a decent contract to go with it. His defense and scoring could give the Pacers a boost.

Brandon Clark, F/C: $2.7M for 2 Years

The athletic big man from Gonzaga is now in his second year and has shown that he can do a little bit of everything. However, he is still extremely raw, and being behind Sabonis, another former Gonzaga player, will help his development.