The Pacers have thus far had a very disappointing season. Despite the new additions of point guard Jeff Teague and power forward Thaddeus Young, the team has not been living up to the talent on the roster. It could be an issue of chemistry, but at this point it may be too early in the season to tell if that is indeed the case.

Are the Pacers shopping Monta Ellis?

The starting shooting guard for the Indiana Pacers is currently Monta Ellis, but could that be changing soon? Ellis has certainly struggled out of the gate to start off this season and he has been in a bit of shooting slump. Regardless of his shooting woes, Ellis has always been known as a streaky player pretty much his entire career and when he's hot, he's really hot.

This is more than likely one of the reasons Indiana has been extremely patient with him.

The Indiana Pacers are currently 11-11 and sitting in the 9th spot in the NBA Eastern Conference. This is nowhere near where the team envisioned it would be in the offseason so they may decide to make some changes and shake things up before they fall too far out of the playoff picture. Ellis could be the piece that gets moved in order for the team to get back in gear.

The Orlando Magic in search of a scorer

The Orlando Magic could be the perfect trade partner for the Pacers in order to get a deal done for Monta Ellis. The Magic desperately need someone who can score and create their own shots. Monta Ellis is an ideal candidate to fill that role based on what he's been able to do throughout the course of his career.

He also has familiarity with Magic head coach Frank Vogel from his days coaching the Pacers.

This would seem to be a scenario that could work for both parties because Orlando has some good trade assets to offer in a possible deal for the volatile shooting guard. Serge Ibaka, Jodie Meeks, and Jeff Green are all players in the final year of their contracts and could possibly move to Indiana in a potential trade.

The Magic are one of the worst offensive teams in the NBA, and they also need to make some changes if they want to be competitive in the Eastern Conference.

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