TORONTO (BVM) – Bruce Brown was a crucial piece of the Denver Nuggets’ NBA championship just over seven months ago. However, a lot has changed since then, beginning with Brown signing a two-year, $45 million contract with the Indiana Pacers this past offseason.
Brown was solid for the Pacers through the first half of the 2023-24 NBA season as he averaged 12.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and three assists for a team squarely in the playoff mix in the Eastern Conference. But in mid-January, he was dealt to the Toronto Raptors as a part of the deal that sent Pascal Siakam to Indiana.
Breaking: The Pacers are finalizing a trade to acquire All-Star Pascal Siakam in a deal that will send Bruce Brown, Jordan Nwora and three first-round picks to the Raptors, sources told @wojespn.
New Orleans will be a third team in deal, sending Kira Lewis to the Raptors. pic.twitter.com/2VZLcK7DTQ
— ESPN (@espn) January 17, 2024
The 6-foot-4 guard has continued his consistent production on both ends of the floor thus far in Toronto, but with the Raptors in rebuild mode and unlikely to make the playoffs, it’s possible the team looks to deal Brown to a contender in exchange for draft picks or some young players.
Rumors have already begun to swirl regarding Brown’s future as Marc Stein recently reported that a couple of teams already have interest in the talented guard, with the Raptors seeking “a future first-round pick and a quality player” in return.
With the NBA trade deadline just a couple of weeks away on Feb. 8, the interest around Brown should only continue to heat up going forward. Here are five potential landing spots for Brown if he is dealt.