Indiana Pacers: 4 ideal replacements for Myles Turner if he is traded

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Indiana Pacers, Oshae Brissett
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Myles Turner Replacement for the Indiana Pacers: Oshae Brissett

We commence with the in-house solution. Perhaps the best late-season signee in recent history, second-year player Oshae Brissett has been one of the brightest spots this season for the Indiana Pacers. After finding himself on the shelf for the most part, the young forward was instrumental to the team’s last stand despite a turbulent campaign.

As the nominal power forward amid a depleted lineup, Brissett started 16 out of 21 games and ended the year registering 10.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and a block per game in 24.7 minutes per contest. Aside from that, he also cashed in 42.3 percent of his triples, arming the Pacers with a legitimate 3-and-D player for the foreseeable future.

It’s unclear how Brissett’s role will look like next season with the current roster since Myles Turner and TJ Warren will be back. Doug McDermott (assuming he re-signs) and Justin Holiday will also undoubtedly get their customary 20-24 minutes per game. However, the Syracuse product will certainly be in line for more minutes if Turner is dealt in the offseason.

No, he isn’t as good as Turner on defense, but he still has loads of room to improve. Already, Brissett is a very capable spot-up shooter who can draw the assignment of taking on the opponents’ best player. Alas, even with his 6’7 frame, he is a very good rebounder and an instinctive help defender, leading to a lot of swatted shots. Really, the only way for Oshae is up, and that may be enough cushion for the Pacers to be confident in dealing their prized shot blocker.