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Indiana Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle sees new starter Bruce Brown as a playmaking 2 guard that can defend top players.

(via Indiana Pacers):

Reporter: “We’ve asked you about Bruce being able to play so many roles before, but as a coach during a game, how do you know when he’s the best option for a specific role?”

Carlisle: “Well, he’s always going to be one of the best options defensively on a great player. You saw in the Cleveland game he guarded [Donovan] Mitchell to start the game. Did a solid job for a pretty good stretch of minutes to start the game. He’ll be guarding those kinds of guys. With Washington coming in here, they’ve got a lot of really good perimeter players as well. So, he’ll be always open for business with those guys. Offensively, Bruce is a playmaking 2 guard is the way I see him on our team. He’s played a lot of different roles with other clubs because he’s been in some situations with some unusual personnel. But we have him playing more of a conventional position here, which he appears very comfortable with.”