Woj: Nets trade Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for 20th overall pick

Thaddeus Young projects to have the Nets’ highest WAR next season. (AP)
Thaddeus Young projects to have the Nets' highest WAR next season. (AP)

Update: The Nets have traded Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for the 20th pick in the draft.

Along with the news of Young’s departure, Wojnarowski writes that general manager Sean Marks has been eager to gather his own assets and picks. Perhaps surprisingly, Wojnarowski also adds that the Nets could be aggressive in their attempts to add another first rounder tonight.

This, of course, means that another deal would have to include Brook Lopez, should something else go down tonight. If you weren’t interested before, tonight’s draft at the Barclays Center has officially become must-see TV.

If you thought this was going to be the quietest NBA Draft in years for the Brooklyn Nets, you’d certainly be wrong! With the selections starting later tonight, several teams from the Western Conference are looking at acquiring the Nets’ Thaddeus Young, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

According to the man with all the draft night spoilers, the Nets are looking to move Young to the highest bidder, which may be an accelerated attempt at their rebuild. Of course, in 2013, the Nets traded a slew of picks, including this year’s #3, for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. 2014 brought the second round moves for Markel Brown, Xaiver Thames, and Cory Jefferson as late gambles.

Mason Plumlee and Pat Connaughton were moved for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson during the first round in 2015 — so, basically, your guess is as good as ours tonight. With the Nets, the record shows that anything is possible on draft night, but Young, who moved his family to Brooklyn after re-signing last summer, might be wishing otherwise.

Adrian Wojnarowski — The Vertical