The Brooklyn Nets have traded power forward Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. In return, the Nets will receive the 20th pick in tonight’s draft, as well as a future second-round pick.
Brooklyn has traded forward Thad Young to the Indiana Pacers for the 20th pick and a future 2nd rounder, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2016
For the Pacers, it brings an official end to the era of “Stretch Four Paul George,” which never picked up much traction after former head coach Frank Vogel attempted to implement the strategy at the beginning of last season.
Young is a nice veteran piece for a young team in Indiana. He will fit nicely between George and center Myles Turner.
For the Nets, they unload some unwanted salary and find their way into the first round of this year’s draft after giving up their number three overall pick to the Boston Celtics. It’s a smart move for a franchise attempting to rebuild while extremely short on draft picks.