The deal is for two years and $45 million, agents Ty Sullivan and Steven Heumann told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
This was the most surprising move of early free agency, as many expected the Brown to return to the champion Nuggets. But they couldn’t offer nearly the deal that Indiana is giving him.
“I want to stay,” Brown told Mike Singer of the Denver Post after the Nuggets beat the Heat in five games in the Finals. “… It’s a perfect fit. And money is not everything. The money will come. So I’m not worried about that right now.”
Clearly, he changed his tune following the Pacers’ offer.
Brown, 26, is 6-foot-4 and played everywhere from point guard to small forward, averaging a career-high 11.5 points in 80 regular-season appearances. He averaged 1.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in 20 playoff games.