A trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers
The Final of these three trades is an interesting one. Indiana is giving up a young playmaker for a solid rotation piece and second round pick. The price for Andrew Nembhard could be higher, or it could be lower, but either way, it is hard to gauge the price for a player like Nembhard.
I will be honest, watching him quite a bit at Gonzaga, I was not expecting him to be much of a threat in the league, but he was able to register a good rookie season. Nembhard averaged 9.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per contest on 44/35/79 shooting splits, which is pretty good for a rookie. One thing Nembhard demonstrated in his first season was his ability to pass. Watching him in the past, passing was one of the things I was skeptical about.
Nembhard certainly put those speculations to rest with the way he passed the ball in his first season. He generally had high assist numbers in the particular games that Tyrese Haliburton missed. He also averaged almost 10 assists per game in the last 6 games of the season. Specifically, after the all-star break, Nembhard was scoring and assisting the basketball at a much higher rate, and as the season went on, he seemed to become more comfortable and used to the speed of the NBA.
Acquiring a young playmaker like Nembhard for this particular price would be a great move for Milwaukee. This would add youth, potential, and positional needs for the Bucks. One other thing to consider is the possibility of Nembhard growing into a bigger future role for the Bucks.
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