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Jalen Smith named as starting power forward

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NBA: Indiana Pacers at Orlando Magic Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

On today’s episode of the Indy Cornrows podcast, Mark and Caitlin react to Jalen Smith staying with and (apparently) starting for the Indiana Pacers. What does this mean for Oshae Brissett and Isaiah Jackson? Is Jalen Smith a power forward? How does this shape the defense for next season?


  • Is Jalen Smith a center who can play the four or a four who can play center?
  • Ramifications for Isaiah Jackson and Oshae Brissett
  • Surrounding Tyrese Haliburton with spot-up shooters
  • Pros and Cons of pairing Smith with Myles Turner
  • What does this forecast defensively — if anything?
  • Myles Turner, still being mentioned in rumors
  • and much more

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