Bruce Brown Jr. scores 14 points in loss to the Raptors
Bruce Brown Jr. totaled 14 points (5-9 FG, 1-4 3PT, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and two steals in the Pacers’ 132-131 loss to the Raptors.
Brown scored 14.0 points in the Pacers’ loss to the Raptors, making this his fourth consecutive double-digit scoring performance. After starting slow this season, it seems Brown has found the beginnings of his rhythm and looks poised to continue his improved play moving forward. Brown profiles as a multi-categorical contributor who can produce worthwhile value in rebounds, assists, and steals. The team looks keen on deploying him in the starting rotation; this kind of investment could see Brown hit a level of production that could push the Pacers and our lineups over the edge toward being a viable competitor night in and night out. He doesn’t carry that high of a usage rate on the team, but that could change should he get on the same page as Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield, and Myles Turner. It may take some time, but Brown could be able to break through his production ceiling, positioning himself as a must-roster asset in most season-long leagues. He has a usage rate of 14.6 percent, a plus-minus of 2.3, and is averaging 31.0 minutes, 11.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the floor and 37.7 percent from beyond the arc.