Nets trade Thaddeus Young to Pacers for No. 20 pick

The Brooklyn Nets will be picking in the first round of the draft Thursday after trading forward Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for the No. 20 pick and a future second-round selection, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Young, 28, led the Nets in rebounding (9.0) and finished second in scoring (15.1) behind Brook Lopez. Brooklyn re-signed Young to a four-year, $50 million contract last year, and he has a player option for the 2018-19 season.

Indiana, which was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last season, has been aggressive in retooling the roster. On Wednesday, the team acquired point guard Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks in a three-team deal.

The Nets lose a good player in Young but will hopefully replace him in the form of a talented prospect from the 2016 class.

Marcelo Villa

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