I convinced myself the C's would relax with the team they've got after last year's drama....and enjoy the good vibes of Hayward coming back strong, enjoying his friendship with Kemba Walker.
Then this idea popped into my head. It's probably been brought up before, but I didn't see it.
If Hayward is plugging along nicely, doing Hayward like things, facilitating, etc. Would Indy do:
Myles Turner and TJ Warren for Gordon Hayward and Robert Williams?http://www.espn.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=y3rjm8hp
The Pacers not only drafted Bitadze, they also signed Kyle O'Quinn
. That gives them Sabonis, Turner, O'Quinn, Bitadze, Leaf... Lots of bigs.
They signed TJ Warren, but IMO he's not a starting caliber SF. He's more of a bench scorer I think. Good player but they can do better.
Turner would be our starting PF next to Kanter. Hayward starting SF, his natural position, in his home state.
Kemba, Smart, Edwards
Brown, Edwards, Langford
Tatum, Warren, Semi
Turner, G. Williams, Semi
Kanter, Poirier, Theis
Sabonis, Robert Williams, Leaf
Our future is Tatum. And Tatum and Hayward, though swings, are really both pure SF's. I think positionally we need the three point shooting Turner and his defense on this team, especially next to offense oriented Kanter.