3. Kendall Brown is an NBA player.
Kendall Brown spent last season on a two-way contract and was injured in December, so tape on his game is limited. He was a raw prospect coming out of Baylor in 2022, but the Pacers liked his size and athleticism at 6’8″. Brown showed a lot of growth in his summer league minutes. His defense was stout–he had 5 total blocks in his first summer league game. He also showed hints of his developing outside shot, going 3 for 7 from 3-point range over the five-game stretch.
The Pacers have not filled their final two-way slot for the upcoming season, and it’s likely Kendall Brown will get the nod. However, there is an avenue to open a roster spot and give Brown a standard deal instead of signing him to a two-way contract. He fills a position of need and is a good player to have rostered for wing depth. His growth is encouraging and he has all the tools to eventually play meaningful minutes on an NBA floor. The Pacers will have to decide if they’d rather have Brown get more reps in the G-League or develop with the NBA squad full-time.