Nets deal Young to Pacers for 20th pick

For cap reasons, this trade won't become official until early July.

The Nets don't control a natural, first-round draft pick until 2019 or to frame it with more clarity, the next first round pick of the Brooklyn Nets, right now, most likely can't even get a driver's license for another year. The Pacers landed point guard Jeff Teague in a three-team trade with Atlanta and Utah that sent George Hill to the Jazz on Wednesday.

While we won't know the full impact of the trade from a fantasy basketball perspective until after the draft, let's take a look at whose stock is rising and falling with Young heading to the Pacers. He was one of the lone bright spots in what was an otherwise miserable season for the Nets, and trading him away would leave them with little aside from center Brook Lopez.

In 73 games for the Nets, Young averaged 15.1 points with 9.0 rebounds and will now get a chance to play for a playoff contender in the Pacers.

Yahoo Sports' and The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news of the trade.

With MVP candidate Paul George, the arrival of these two great players makes the IN a threat now to defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers IN Eastern Conference.

The Nets also have the 55th overall pick, but they need to make a bigger splash than just a second-rounder as a message to free agents they are serious about getting their act together. But, after a disastrous season, Brooklyn seems to be headed towards a rebuild.

The Nets re-signed Young last offseason on a four-year, $50 million deal. Although the picks are a sunk cost for Brooklyn, everything the Nets do affects the Celtics, who look like the real winners in the Young deal.


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