5. Indiana Pacers
Whether they like it or not, the Indiana Pacers are stuck in the middle of the Eastern Conference. With growing titans such as the Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks holding significant advantages over the Pacers, it may be time for a change.
Indiana hasn’t had much time to watch their core compete together. Victor Oladipo has been injured and hasn’t been able to play alongside rising star big man, Myles Turner. However, there is more than enough reason to believe the two won’t be strong enough to topple the East.
Because of this, the Warriors may be able to capitalize and intrigue Indiana with a trade proposal. A few picks and the inclusion of Andrew Wiggins or Draymond Green could be more than enough to steal Turner from the Pacers.
Turner is an elite two-way center with pristine 3-point shooting ability. He led the league in blocks last season and is drilling a career-high 1.4 3-pointers a game. At 23 years of age, Turner could have a long-lasting impact on the Dubs.