The free agency period starts just six days from now, July 1st, but that has not kept Larry Bird and the Indiana Pacers from keeping busy. Last Wednesday, June 22nd, the Pacers were part of a three-team deal that sent George Hill to the Utah Jazz in return for Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks. Just one day later, the Pacers made another move by trading their first round pick and a future second round pick to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for forward Thaddeus Young. The Indy Cornrows writers dive into these two acquisitions along with the 50th overall draft pick, Georges Niang. The Indiana Pacers were part of a three-team deal that ultimately sent George Hill to the Utah Jazz in return for Jeff
Kent Bazemore’s story is one of the more inspirational tales around the NBA. Undrafted out of Old Dominion, a school with virtually no national profile, he had to scrape and claw his way onto an NBA roster. From there, he made it all the way to being a year-long starter on a playoff team in the Atlanta Hawks.