Over the last couple of years, Bruce Brown has emerged as a legitimate 3-and-D wing.
He first made his name as a member of the Brooklyn Nets while playing alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, and this season he played a key role off the bench in the Denver Nuggets winning the NBA championship.
Now that he has earned a championship ring, he has also secured the bag, as he has agreed to join the Indiana Pacers on a two-year deal worth $45 million.
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Brown averaged a career-high 11.5 points and 3.4 assists a game while shooting 48.3 percent overall and 35.8 percent from 3-point range this season, and he will give his new team a very good all-around contributor.
The Pacers have been stuck in neutral for years, but they have made some moves over the last year-and-a-half that they hope will turn them into winners.
In 2022, they dealt All-Star big man Domantas Sabonis and two other players to the Sacramento Kings for Buddy Hield, Tristan Thompson, and Tyrese Haliburton.
Haliburton, a 23-year-old guard who averaged 20.7 points and 10.4 assists a game this season, is now Indiana’s centerpiece, and Brown will be able to play off him and get plenty of good looks.
With Haliburton, Hield, and Brown, the team will be hoping to sneak into the playoffs next season.
The Pacers also have center Myles Turner, who they gave a huge extension to a few months ago, and therefore they now have what looks to be a fairly competitive roster, at least on paper.NEXT: The Pacers Are Reportedly Weighing A Big Offer For 1 Free Agent