Smith is headed to Philadelphia for Mikal Bridges and a future first-round pick.
He’s the No. 8-ranked prospect on our Big Board because of his combination of elite athleticism, a high basketball IQ and youth. Those elements suggest he may be a prospect in line for a quick rise up his development curve.
Brown is one of the many available wings still left on the board, and a surprise selection here given previous reports linked Washington with players like Zhaire Smith and Robert Williams III. The Oregon product is an interesting offensive prospect who can create some offense with the ball in his hands. His jumper remains a significant work in progress.
With a number of higher-rated wings still available, it’s difficult to give this pick an A.
George addressed the moves in an Instagram post.
Wow and I was the bad guy huh?! George wrote in a caption. In this business you do what’s right for YOU!
Stephenson will now enter free agency after the Pacers opted not to pick up his $4.3 million team option for 2018-19, according to a report from Yahoo Sports. Indiana wants to maintain financial flexibility heading into the free agency period, which begins July 1, the report says.
The Pacers could have between $10 million and $30 million in cap space this offseason, according to a report from ESPN.
The cap situation in Indiana is fluid based on the $13.9M Thaddeus Young player option and the partially guaranteed $10M Al Jefferson contract. The Pacers currently project to have anywhere from $10M to $30M in room.