The Indiana Pacers have made three great deals this offseason and it seems like they are not finished yet. According to the latest NBA rumors, the Pacers are interested in acquiring Rudy Gay from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Monta Ellis.
Larry Bird and the Pacers front office started the offseason by acquiring point guard Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks and forward Thaddeus Young from the Brooklyn Nets before the NBA draft. Then they signed center Al Jefferson to a three-year, $30 million deal that could be the steal of the offseason, Forbes reported.
The Pacers continue to get busy as Marc Stein of ESPN reported on Sunday that Indiana and Sacramento are discussing a trade involving Rudy Gay. Stein added that Monta Ellis might the player Sacramento is targeting since they tried to sign him last offseason.
Another Pacer that can be part of the deal is Rodney Stuckey, who just like Ellis, can play both the guard positions. Stein also noted that the Pacers prefer dealing Stuckey than Ellis. However, Sam Amick of USA Today revealed that the Kings are not interested in both Ellis and Stuckey.
It may, in fact, be a new day in Sacramento: I’m quickly corrected on the Monta front, told Kings have no interest. Rodney Stuckey, either.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 2, 2016
If Larry Bird succeeds in acquiring Gay from the Kings, it will be their fourth big acquisition of the offseason. Even though they lost Solomon Hill to the New Orleans Pelicans and Ian Mahinmi to the Washington Wizards, getting Gay and Jefferson resolves those losses.
According to Mike McGraw, the Chicago Bulls have also shown interest in acquiring Rudy Gay. However, he pointed out that the Bulls might not have any trade bait to lure Gay from the Kings.
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