The IC Pacers NBA Draft Big Board is set for players 1-14 with the latest signing Ousmane Dieng in 14th place. In the closest vote yet, Dieng received 29 percent of the vote to oust Malaki Branham with 28 percent.
According to DraftKings NBA draft odds (scroll right for NBA draft bets), the community draft board is pretty solid, with Jaden Ivey chet Holmgren jumping and being the main outlier. But given the context of the Pacers’ drafting, this change isn’t surprising.
Will one of the top five players slip down to allow the Pacers to take 6th place? Will the Pacers add a player swap lottery ticket to have two lottery tickets? Will the Pacers move their pick to go up or down?
Draft odds assume the IC Top 5 are gone before the 6th-place Pacers pick. If you want a shot at good plus odds at #5, think that Keegan Murray might drop at #6, Shaedon Sharpe at +550, and Bennedict Mathurin at +650 might be worth sprinkling a little cash.
Mathurin is also plus money (+105) to get picked under 6.5 if you think he could be a Pacers favorite. The multiplayer odds show just how challenging the number 6 will be, with multiple options and no home run pick waiting to be hit.
The Pacers have (or will soon) work/meet with all potential players, most of whom have publicly admitted they do. You attended Jaden Ivey’s agent training, which presumably includes a talk or two.
With the Warriors winning the finals, the 2021-22 NBA season is complete. The new season for the Pacers has officially begun and this week’s draft/trade babble will be highly entertaining.
IC Pacer’s NBA Draft Big Board:
- Jabari Smith, PF – Maroon
- Paolo Banchero, F – Duke
- Jaden Ivey, G-Purdue
- Chet Holmgren, PF/C – Gonzaga
- Keegan Murray, F-Iowa
- Shaedon Sharpe, G – Kentucky
- Benedict Mathurin, G – Arizona
- Dyson Daniels, FG League
- AJ Griffin, F – Duke
- Johnny Davis, G – Wisconsin
- Jeremy Sochan, F-Baylor
- Tari Eason, F-LSU
- Jalen Duren, C-Memphis
- Ousmane Dieng, F – New Zealand (ZBL)
Don’t forget to check out Mark and Caitlin’s thorough draft previews:
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