The Pacers are acquiring Bucks small forward Jordan Nwora as part of the trade involving forward Jae Crowder with the Nets, per Shams Charania, Alex Schiffer and Eric Nehm of The Athletic.
As part of the deal, the Bucks are sending out five second-round picks, as well as center/forward Serge Ibaka to Indiana, Charania noted. Meanwhile, the Pacers are waiving forward/center Goga Bitadze to make room on the roster.
Along with Nwora and Ibaka, the Pacers will receive veteran guard George Hill, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Hill was once a key member of Indiana’s Eastern Conference-contending teams.
All of this was accomplished so the Bucks could get their man in Crowder, who was part of the Kevin Durant deal with the Suns.
“The motivation for the Bucks with Crowder has always been pretty simple,” The Athletic staff wrote. “Crowder is a 6-foot-6 forward, who has played in 107 playoff games. He is tough and defensive-minded. He can take on tough defensive assignments and defends physically against big wings.”
Nwora, Hill and Ibaka should get an opportunity to contribute with a Pacers team that is battling for a playoff spot.
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