winter_mute_13 wrote:I'm feeling a bit better about the trade now, LOL
It was always a possibility that the Pacers trade Dipo for a younger, cheaper player. LeVert fits that, also fits the lack of wings on the roster. He's also the sort of multi dimensional wing the Pacers tried to get in Hayward.
I think we're all going to be quite happy with the trade
Someone's going to throw the max at Vic this off-season. Maxing Vic out is going to impact our ability to re-sign key FAs in Doug and McConnell, who have both been very good. It also makes it tough to extend Warren when the time comes. Basically, maxing Vic is going to create all sorts of difficulties for the team, especially if it's an overpay
As long as Levert can remain healthy, I think he's going to turn into one of those value contracts. I don't expect him to turn into an All Star like Vic, but I think he's going to give us a steady 18ppg, at almost half the price of Vic's new contract. If he can improve his defense as well, he's going to be a great fit
I do think Pacers should have also gotten a FRP out of the trade though, or at the very least tacked on Lecque in the trade for a good backup PF