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.
Brooklyn has traded forward Thad Young to the Indiana Pacers for the 20th pick and a future 2nd rounder, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2016
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.