The Indiana Pacers lost Paul George in the most brutal of ways this weekend when he nearly snapped his leg off in a scrimmage for Team USA as they prepare for the World Cup.
Now that George is likely done for the season, the Pacers have a Disabled Player Exception that they can use to go out and get a replacement for George without it counting against the luxury tax.
According to Shams Charania from Real GM, the Pacers are looking at a list of possible replacements and on that short list is guard MarShon Brooks.
The Indiana Pacers have free agent MarShon Brooks on a short list of wing possibilities for a deal, league sources tell RealGM.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 3, 2014
Replacing George is an impossible task that no team would be able to pull off. He’s an MVP caliber player who is the true superstar leader of the Pacers, and without him in the lineup, the team’s chances of winning are dramatically reduced.
Still, Brooks is a solid option and seems like the type of lower key player who could play his way into a bigger contract this year if the Pacers decide he’s who they want to roll with.
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