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Thaddeus Young traded to the Pacers for the 20th pick

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After trading for Jeff Teague, the Pacers have now acquired Young, as well.

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The Nets and the Pacers have agreed on a trade that will send Thaddeus Young to Indiana for the 20th pick in the 2016 draft and a future second rounder, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Nets had reportedly made Young available to the highest bidder and there were multiple teams interested in trading for him. It looks like the Pacers made the best offer, as they included their 2016 first-round pick and a future second rounder for the 28-year-old power forward.

The move gives a Brooklyn franchise starved for young talent an avenue to get it. The Celtics have the Nets' picks in the 2016 and 2018 drafts and the right to swap picks in 2017. The trade gives newly hired general manager Sean Marks the opportunity to kick-start the rebuilding process. As solid as Young had been in his time with the Nets, it's a sacrifice they had to make to finally put the dark times in the rear view mirror and start thinking about the future.

Young is a good fit on offense for a Pacers team that has been looking to get quicker and more versatile. He lacks a consistent three-point shot but can take slower power forwards off the dribble. Larry Bird envisioned a team in which Paul George manned the power forward spot but the star wing was not happy about it. Young is a nice compromise between playing small and big and should give new head coach Nate McMillan a lot of lineup flexibility.

Defensively, there are more questions about Young's fit. He sometimes struggles to contain bigger power forwards, and while he has solid lateral quickness, he's not a great defender in the perimeter. He can't protect the rim, either, as he's more of a combo forward than a traditional big man. Bird is surely hoping that a defense that ranked third in the league last season can absorb the downgrade while remaining elite.

This is the second trade the Pacers have completed before the draft. They acquired Jeff Teague on Wednesday in exchange for George Hill, another move which has the potential to pay off greatly on offense while likely hurting the defense. McMillan will have his work cut out for him trying to keep Indiana in the top five in the league next season. Then again, if the Pacers score enough, it might not matter if they take a step back on defense.

Young averaged 15 points, nine rebound and two assists last season.