The Nets have traded forward Thaddeus Young to the Pacers in exchange for the 20th pick in the 2016 NBA draft and a future second-rounder, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Brooklyn, who doesn’t have control of its own first-round pick until 2019 and desperately needs a point guard, was trying to move up in Thursday’s draft to select Brooklyn native Isaiah Whitehead, Jonathan Wasserman of NBADraft.net reports. It’s unclear if the Nets will take him at No. 20, though they don’t currently have another pick in their possession.
Indiana, meanwhile, just acquired point guard Jeff Teague in a three-team deal on Wednesday and now have a playmaker to go with Monta Ellis, Paul George, promising young big man Myles Turner and the newly-acquired Young.
Young, 28, was acquired last February by Brooklyn in the trade that sent Kevin Garnett back to the Timberwolves. He averaged 15.1 points and 9.0 rebounds in his first full season with the Nets in 2015–16.
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