More on the Brissett contract from Hollinger at the Athletic. While he has no guarantee for the next season , Indy threw him a little more money this year to maintain their cap flexibility next season and show him some love. In terms of playing for Canada this summer it's going to be tough unless he gets some sort of insurance. The Syracuse guys are hard to project defensively because of all the zone they play, but Brissett who has a long 7 ' reach and good mobility looks like a potential solid wing defender. It'll all come down to him shooting threes.
"Brissett signed a three-year deal out of the leftover piece of the Pacers’ midlevel exception, with Indiana throwing some extra dough his way this year (about $500,000 above his minimum) in return for a non-guaranteed minimum deal for the next two seasons. That could pay dividends for Indy, which has needed a combo forward for a while and may have found one in Brissett, who is a bouncy 6 foot 7, 210 pounds. The 22-year-old ex-Raptor put up back-to-back double-doubles this week, including 23 and 12 in a tight win over the Thunder on Wednesday, coming on the heels of a solid run with the Pacers’ Fort Wayne affiliate in the G League bubble.
This type of contract hinges a lot on continued development. Brissett’s shot has betrayed him in the past — he’s a 30 percent marksman from 3 across multiple seasons at several levels, and that’s not going to get it done. But if he can just become a player who defenses have to bother guarding, he’s shown enough plusses in other areas to make this contract pay off. A promising sign is that he’s taken 22 triples over his last four games and connected on nine of them. At his age and on this contract, it’s an upside bet with near-zero downside risk for Indy."https://theathletic.com/2543848/2021/04/26/hawks-soar-despite-slew-of-injuries-sizing-up-pistons-rookie-killian-hayes-hollingers-week-that-was/