Indiana Pacers: 3 players that shined in the 2020-21 season

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The Indiana Pacers found a gem in Oshae Brissett

While a few other guys had good moments, nobody was more exciting than Oshae Brissett. The Pacers scooped him up after the G-League season with the hope of finding someone that could provide some depth on the wing and on the defensive.

Luckily for them, Oshae did more than anyone could have reasonably expected. After playing just under five minutes in two appearances over a six-game stretch upon signing with the team, Oshae eventually got his chance and never looked back. He played 10 minutes off the bench and did pretty well in the middle of April.

Once injuries depleted the frontcourt, Oshae was forced into the starting lineup against the Spurs on April 19. Since that night, Brissett started every game for the Pacers and played at least 22 minutes in each of the final 16 games.

Not only did Brissett fill in nicely at a position of need, but he was also pretty reliable on both ends of the floor each night. As a starter, Oshae averaged 12 points and seven rebounds while shooting the ball well.

Brissett earned himself a three-year deal just a few games into his remarkable tenure with the Pacers. As the team searches for wing depth and some help defensively beyond Myles Turner, Brissett has shown that he can be a versatile option moving forward.

Sure, Brissett may not be the next superstar of the NBA but his growth this season was exciting to see. It’s easy to root for guys that fight for a roster spot and shine when they are finally given a chance to prove themselves.

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