Welcome to the 2023 NBA Draft! The Indiana Pacers have picks – Nos. 7 and 26 in the first round, and Nos. 47 and 55 in the second. The Pacers have already made trades with the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers, and more may be on the way.
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The Indiana Pacers trade No. 7 in the 2023 NBA Draft
The Indiana Pacers selected Bilal Coulibaly, a teammate of No. 1 overall pick Victor Wembanyama of France, No. 7 overall. But according to multiple reports, they traded Coulibaly’s rights to the Washington Wizards for No. 8 and more.
The Pacers end up with Jarace Walker, who just finished his freshman season in Houston. The Pacers also reportedly received two 2028 second-round picks, one outright from the Wizards and another Washington recently acquired in a trade with the Phoenix Suns.
The 6-8 Walker averaged 11.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.3 blocks in one season with the Cougars. He was the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year and a second-team all-conference selection.
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Pacers pick Ben Sheppard No. 26
Ben Sheppard played four seasons for Belmont, averaging 18.8 points on 41.5% 3-point shooting as a senior. The 6-6 wing also averaged 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals.
“I feel like I’ve flown under the radar most of my life in basketball, honestly, and it was just a chip on my shoulder,” Sheppard said after his practice with the Pacers a few weeks ago.
The Pacers select Mojave King in the second round
The Mojave King, a 6-5 wing from the G League Ignite, was taken with the 47th pick, which came from the Los Angeles Lakers. King averaged 8.1 points and 4.7 rebounds last season.
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2023 NBA Draft picks
1.) Victor Wembanyama, San Antonio Spurs
2.) Brandon Miller, Charlotte Hornets
3.) Scoot Henderson, Portland Trail Blazers
4.) Amen Thompson, Houston Rockets
5.) Ausur Thompson, Detroit Pistons
6.) Anthony Black, Orlando Magic
7.) Bilal Coulibaly, Indiana Pacers (rights traded to Washington Wizards)
8.) Jarace Walker, Washington Wizards (rights traded to Indiana Pacers)
9.) Taylor Hendricks, Utah Jazz
10.) Cason Wallace, Dallas Mavericks (rights traded to Oklahoma City Thunder)
11.) Jett Howard, Orlando Magic
12.) Dereck Lively II, Oklahoma City Thunder (rights traded to Dallas Mavericks)
13.) Gradey Dick, Toronto Raptors
14.) Jordan Hawkins, New Orleans Pelicans
15.) Kobe Bufkin, Atlanta Hawks
16.) Keyonte George, Utah Jazz
17.) Jalen Hood-Schifino, Los Angeles Lakers
18.) Jaime Jaquez Jr., Miami Heat
19.) Underground Brandin, Golden State Warriors
20.) Cam Whitmore, Houston Rockets
21.) Noah Clowney, Brooklyn Nets
22.) Dariq Whitehead, Brooklyn Nets
23.) Kris Murray, Portland Trail Blazers
24.) Olivier-Maxence Prosper, Sacramento Kings (rights reportedly traded to Dallas Mavericks)
25.) Marcus Sasser, Memphis Grizzlies (rights traded to Boston Celtics; Boston trades rights to Detroit Pistons)
26.) Ben Sheppard, Indiana Pacers
27.) Nick Smith Jr., Charlotte Hornets
28.) Brice Sensabaugh, Utah Jazz
29.) Julian Strawther, Indiana Pacers (rights reportedly traded to Denver Nuggets)
30.) Kobe Brown, Los Angels Clippers
31.) James Nnaji, Detroit Pistons (rights reportedly traded to Boston Celtics)
32.) Jalen Pickett, Indiana Pacers (rights reportedly traded to Denver Nuggets)
33.) Leonard Miller, San Antonio Spurs (rights reportedly traded to Dallas Mavericks)
34.) Colby Jones, Charlotte Hornets
35.) Julian Phillips, Boston Celtics (rights reportedly traded to Washington Wizards; Washington reportedly traded his rights to Chicago Bulls)
36.) Andre Jackson Jr., Orlando Magic (rights reportedly traded to Milwaukee Bucks)
37.) Hunter Tyson, Oklahoma City Thunder (rights reportedly traded to Denver Nuggets)
38.) Jordan Walsh, Sacramento Kings (rights reportedly traded to Boston Celtics)
39.) Mouhamed Gueye, Charlotte Hornets
40.) Maxwell Lewis, Charlotte Hornets (rights reportedly traded to LA Lakers)
41.) Amari Bailey, Charlotte Hornets
42.) Tristan Vukcevic, Washington Wizards
43.) Ryan Rupert, Portland Trail Blazers
44.) Sidy Cissoko, San Antonio Spurs
45.) GG Jackson, Memphis Grizzlies
46.) Seth Lundy, Atlanta Hawks
47.) Mojave King, LA Lakers (rights reportedly traded to Indiana Pacers)
48.) Jordan Miller, LA Clippers
49.) Emoni Bates, Cleveland Cavaliers
Gradey Dick definitely stands out
Pacers needs in NBA Draft
The Pacers finished last in defensive rebounding percentage, grabbing 68.5% of their opponents’ misses, allowing second chances on 32.5% of them. They also allowed 119.5 points per game. game (29th worst out of 30 teams).
Pacers trade with Lakers
A day after acquiring the No. 40 pick in tonight’s NBA Draft from the Nuggets, the Pacers traded it to the Lakers for the No. 47 pick and $4.3 million in cash.