Third Donte DiVincenzo trade package for the Milwaukee Bucks
The Indiana Pacers appear ready to tear apart their roster before the trade deadline. As reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania and Bob Kravitz (subscription required) earlier this season, the Pacers could be heading toward a rebuild and could trade away the critical pieces on their roster in the coming weeks. Though the Bucks will not reel in any of the big fish, they could make a move for a sparkplug off the bench in Justin Holiday.
Justin, brother of Bucks guard Jrue Holiday, has found his niche with the Pacers over the last three seasons by averaging 9.6 points while shooting 41.5 percent from the floor and 38.4 percent from 3-point range. The swingman could provide an instant offensive boost off Milwaukee’s bench with his scoring and shooting. In his time with the Pacers, Holiday has averaged 5.7 3-point attempts per game, letting it fly with confidence. Given that he has connected on nearly 40 percent of those, sweet-shooting like that would make him a seamless fit in this Milwaukee offense.
As mentioned in the Schröder section, the Bucks need a spark off the bench. Holiday could provide just what they need with his instant offense while playing serviceable defense. To get him, it would require sending out both DiVincenzo and Ojeleye once again to take on Holiday’s $6 million contract this season. If the Pacers are legitimately aiming to rebuild soon, DiVincenzo could be a solid piece to add for the future.
Perhaps the defending champions could look to strike up a deal with their Central Division rival.