Shortly after longtime teammate Kemba Walker officially agreed to a deal with the Boston Celtics, Jeremy Lamb has decided to leave the Charlotte Hornets and join the Indiana Pacers on a three-year, $31.5 million deal according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Lamb spent the past four seasons with the Hornets after being acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder for Luke Ridnour and a second-round pick. This past season, Lamb shot a career-best 15.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting nearly 35 percent from the 3-point line.
During his time in Charlotte, Lamb was the only other viable scoring option behind Walker, but should enjoy better scoring opportunities playing alongside Victor Oladipo, Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis and the newly-acquired Malcolm Brogdon.
Indiana is trading a first-round and two future second round picks to the Milwaukee for Malcolm Brogdon, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
Even with Brogdon in the mix, Lamb should slot into the Pacers’ starting lineup and give Indiana a legitimate chance to be a perennial playoff contender.