Raptors acquire Bruce Brown from Pacers

Bruce Brown (YES Network, Wikimedia Commons)

According to hoopsrumors.com on Wednesday, the Toronto Raptors made a blockbuster trade with the Indiana Pacers. The Raptors acquired shooting guard Bruce Brown, small forward Jordan Nwora, point guard Kira Lewis and three draft picks from the Pacers. The draft picks are two first round picks in 2024, and a first round pick in 2026. The Pacers meanwhile acquired power forward Pascal Siakam.

Brown is joining his fifth National Basketball Association team. He has previously played for the Detroit Pistons (2018 to 2020), the Brooklyn Nets (2020 to 2022), the Denver Nuggets (2022 to 2023), and Indiana Pacers (2023 to 2024). With the Pacers this season, Brown averaged 12.1 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, three assists per game, 1.1 steals per game, with a field goal percentage of .475, a three-point percentage of .327, and a free throw percentage of .817. While with the Nuggets in 2023, Brown won the NBA Finals. Like Brown, Nwora won the NBA Finals. He was with the Milwaukee Bucks when they won in 2021.

Siakam had been an impact player for the Raptors the last eight seasons. He won the NBA Finals with Toronto in 2019. That year he was named the NBA’s most improved player. Siakam was also an All-Star with the Raptors in 2020 and 2023. This season, he averaged 22.2 points per game.




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