PODCAST: Pacers draft Mathurin, move Brogdon, bring back Smith; Jared Weiss on Boston trade
Recapping a busy last week — in New York for the draft, Indy for the rookie introduction and then the start of free agency.
On this episode of the Fieldhouse Files, I recapped my time at the NBA Draft, then discussed free agency. The Pacers were quiet on Day 1, then checked off a few key items. Among them, dealing Malcolm Brogdon to the Boston Celtics — so later, I’m be joined by Jared Weiss of The Athletic in Boston to discuss.
Among the items discussed on this episode:
My experience in New York for the NBA Draft.
Two things that were different at the draft v TV.
How Bennedict Mathurin was the Pacers’ guy all along.
Characteristics in players they are after.
An elaborate introduction for the three draft picks… (14:45)
Free agency/Brogdon trade (19:40)
Jalen Smith … back!? Wow. (26:50)
What’s up with T.J. Warren? (29:40)
Updates on Edmond Sumner, Lance Stephenson (31:00)
What’s left in free agency — Myles Turner? DeAndre Ayton? (35:20)
Jared Weiss on Brogdon’s change in attitude, plus how the five Celtics players fit with the Pacers should they be kept. (41:00)