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Report: Bruce Brown agrees to two-year contract with Pacers

Bruce Brown #11 of the Denver Nuggets reacts after a 94-89 victory against the Miami Heat in Game Five of the 2023 NBA Finals at Ball Arena on June 12, 2023, in Denver. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indiana Pacers have reportedly already been making moves since the NBA free agency period began at 6 p.m. Eastern Friday.

Former Denver Nuggets player Bruce Brown has agreed to a 2-year, $45 million deal with the Pacers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews.

Brown, a 6 foot 4 inch guard-forward, averaged 11.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game last season, his first season in Denver.

Prior to his stop with the Nuggets, he had played for both the Brooklyn Nets and the Detroit Pistons. In fact, the Pistons drafted Brown with the 42nd overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft.

Of course, the Pacers will likely lose at least a player or two during this process as well and on Friday, Indiana fans learned who one of those players will be.

Free agent forward Oshae Brissett has agreed to a two-year deal with the Celtics, according to Wojnarowski.

Brissett averaged 6.1 points per game last season for Indiana.

The Pacers also are reportedly in the process of making another move.

The blue and gold are “nearing a trade” that would send guard Chris Duarte to the Sacramento Kings, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Duarte has averaged 10.7 points per game with the Pacers the last two seasons.

Deals during this free agency period can be agreed to but cannot become official until Thursday.