The biggest free agency news of the 2018 summer broke on Sunday evening with LeBron James signing a 4-year, $154 million deal to join the Los Angeles Lakers. How does James’ decision impact the Pacers and their hopes of building a championship team?
On June 30, 2017, the Pacers executed a monumental trade that hardly anyone was praising them for after sending Paul George to Oklahoma City. A year later, the consensus is quite obvious: the Pacers are in a far better spot as a franchise.
After an uncertain few weeks, the Pacers will indeed have their starting power forward back in 2018-19. Thaddeus Young has exercised his player option, meaning he will make $13.7 million with the Pacers next season.