Wells is currently on 1070 and notes a few things:
-- Thinks Pacers will likely make a move via trade instead of free agency. Said that they will sign some free agents, but that the Pacers are more likely to make a deal via trade due to cap space.
-- Doesn't think the Pacers will grab a guy like Nene or West. West has knee issues and is getting older (31). Nene may break the bank on a contract that the Pacers don't want to pay
-- Thinks the Pacers will make a hard push towards Millsap and that he could grow with the rest of the guys (PG, DC, Granger, Tyler, Roy, GH, etc.)
-- Rush will likely be dealt and included in a package for a deal, possibly for Millsap.
-- Said that DC could be dealt in a deal for Millsap and that the Pacers would dangle a 1st rd and maybe 2nd rd pick too in a deal since they don't have a backup behind Devin Harris (Earl Watson last year). Said that Dahntay and Raja Bell are one in the same as far as playing style.
-- Thinks George Hill will be starting as PG sooner than later
-- Pacers won't use amnesty on Posey and that he will take the "Robert Horry" role and provide support and guidance on the bench. He has concerns over Posey and his weight. Said his role ended when JOB got fired.
-- Thinks the Pacers are looking at the 5 seed for the playoffs
Pretty good insight!
What about a deal of:
Rush, DC and #1 pick for Millsap? Utah gets a pick and a good asset in DC as they stockpile for the future with DC, Burk, Hayward, Favors, Enes, etc.
New Pacers lineup:
Hill, Price, rookie/fa
George, Jones, Lance
We would still have money to go out and grab some depth in the front-court.