Oshae Brissett is expected back, but the Pacers have a decision to make on his contract
The Pacers have until Wednesday to either exercise their team option or extend a qualifying offer to Oshae Brissett.
UPDATE: June 29 at 1:19 p.m. ET: The Pacers exercised the final year of Oshae Brissett’s contract for the 2022-23 season. It is non-guaranteed and worth $1.846 million.
His salary is a bargain for the season. However, instead of declining the option, making him a restricted free agent and negotiating a new deal, Brissett is set to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason. Free to sign anywhere.
For Brissett, this could play out nicely. There will be many more teams with cap space next July and currently, the Pacers lack depth on the wing and especially at power forward. He’s versatile and can fill a lot of holes.
If he puts together another healthy and productive season, there figures to be many teams interested in signing him. And he just turned 24 years old this month.
Following the NBA Draft last week, the first decision for the Pacers front office to make is in regards to forward Oshae Brissett’s contract for the 2022-23 season.
It’s for $1.846 million, a value contract considering all that he brings to the team. A decision is due on Wednesday.
He started in 25 of 67 games last season and in a season with nearly 400 games lost due to injury, he appeared in 12 more games than any other Pacer (not including late additions Tyrese Haliburton and Buddy Hield).
Brisssett, a versatile contributor, averaged 9.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and shot 35 percent from range. And he’ll be even more productive with stability at point guard. This is the final year of a three-year contract Brissett signed on April 21, 2021.