The NBA trade deadline is 3 p.m. Thursday.
The Kings paid a steep price, parting with Haliburton, the 12th overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft who had been believed to be a cornerstone player for the franchise’s future. The Kings’ backcourt now revolves around point guard De’Aaron Fox and rookie Davion Mitchell.
Haliburton has averaged 15 points, 6.5 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 2.5 steals — one of six players ranking in the top six in assists and steals this season.
The Pacers are reshaping their roster with trades of Sabonis and Caris LeVert this week, and Indiana now adds Haliburton to a revamped backcourt that includes Malcolm Brogdon and rookie Chris Duarte. The Pacers create a $6 million trade exception in the deal.
Source : ESPN