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3 ways the NBA draft lottery helped out the Indiana Pacers

Sadly, nothing that happened in the NBA draft lottery made it any more likely than the Indiana Pacers would land Duke’s Zion Williamson. It did, however, potentially help out Indiana’s summer plans.

With the top pick ending in the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans and the Memphis Grizzlies getting the No. 2 pick, the Pacers stand to benefit from those results if they are active in the trade market and make the right deals.

They still would have to give up something to get something, but with those two teams potentially getting players addressing their needs, it might make things easier for Indiana to swing a deal.