Let’s start by assigning grades.
- Nets send F Thaddeus Young to Indiana
- Pacers send this years 20th pick to Brooklyn
- Pacers send 2nd round pick to Brooklyn
The Nets basically declared themselves hopeless until 2019 after they gave away all their picks until then to Boston for aging Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. In a hopeless effort to get into the draft, they send one of their few promising pieces in Young off to Indiana. Indiana did well because the odds of getting a talent like Young this late in an overall pretty weak draft is unlikely, and second round picks are rarely hits.