Big moves will made in this year's NBA free agency, what changes will the Indiana Pacers make?

Big moves will made in this year's NBA free agency, what changes will the Indiana Pacers make?

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Big moves will made in this year's NBA free agency, what changes will the Indiana Pacers make?

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Filling in for DD, Greg Rakestraw is joined by Scott Agness. Agness is a staff writer for The Athletic covering the Indiana Pacers.  The two talk about the NBA Finals and what the aftermath will be as the hectic NBA offseason prepares to begin.  Many changes will be made as many players will have free agency and the Pacers have a big chance to make a lot of key additions while also suffering some potential losses.

What roster turnover can we expect to see from the Indiana Pacers this offseason?

"If you asked three or four months ago I would expect them to run it back and hopefully re-sign as many of those guys as they can, add a piece of two to compliment the missing holes that this group has but the more I have seen this and what has gone and not just with the Pacers but around the league.  We are going to see 40 percent of players in the NBA are going to become free agents on July 1.  So that not only means they are available from the Pacers standpoint but also for them to obtain.  I think the Pacers are going to try very hard to resign Bojan (Bogdonavic).  They'll push for Thad Young.  There's a chance you bring back one of the point guards although I could see them upgrading that a different route.  Most likely in free agency depending what the market dictates for those certain guys.  I do expect with the Pacers having 7 guys not under contract for next year, I'm expecting a lot of roster changes with not only the Pacers but with many teams throughout the league.  I think fans love it, and they love the transaction game which is almost better than any game story.  It's noteworthy and exciting but also sometimes in sports we get lost in the pettyness and the drama of the transactions.  In the finals, some people talk more about the Drake beef than what is actually going on."

How is Victor Oladipo standing with his health?

"All signs continue to be very very good in terms of Victor's health.  Now, I think it's very smart that the Pacers put on no timeline or no timetable on his return which is quite on honest.  Because this is an injury that we have all discussed as being unusual for professional athletes and players to suffer under 40, really unheard of outside of Tony Parker.  But he is progressing and is doing a nearly sprint into a 3-pointer that he ends every practice with.  He's working out every day in Miami he continues to do those promotional shoots that we continue to be bombarded with.  I hope he is making that money from all of those and he is still being very active with his brand.  Pacers have been on it by sending strength coaches down there to check on him.  They have been showing support and helped him through the rehab.  He might be down there all summer but there could be a point he comes back to Indy and works with his training staff but with that being said I could see him staying down in Miami where his physical therapist and surgeon are down at the University of Miami."

1070 The Fan will be sure to keep you updated as the NBA offseason approaches and as the Pacers begin to start making major moves.

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