Oshae Brissett has impressed during his two 10-day contracts with the Pacers, so the team is taking him off the market. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the 22-year-old forward, who earned his first career start against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, has agreed to a three-year deal to remain with the Pacers, though specifics of the contract aren’t yet known.
Given the long list of injuries the team is currently weathering, the signing doesn’t exactly come as a big surprise for a team in a bind, but Brissett’s versatility was arguably worth a longer look regardless. On Monday night alone, the former Mad Ant displayed the ability to switch across positions while also pinch-hitting at the five, drawing a charge, defending well in the gaps, and shooting 3-of-5 from deep.
Plus, in reuniting with former Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren following a stint on two-way contract for Toronto last season, Brissett has also exhibited a keen understanding for where and how to cut on penetration within the Raptors/Pacers/Mad Ants system.
Once the signing is official, Indiana will have a full roster of 15 players on standard contracts. After playing for the Mad Ants in the G League Bubble and being named to the All G League Second Team, Brissett has averaged 4.8 points on 68 percent shooting for the Pacers in a little over 8.2 minutes per game — a total which will likely rise for at least as long as Myles Turner (toe), Domantas Sabonis (back), and Goga Bitadze (ankle) remain sidelined.