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The Pacers should take a page from the Mad Ants for Brogdon-Oladipo pairing

The silhouettes are far from being an exact overlay, but in some respects Naz Mitrou-Long is like the Malcolm Brogdon to Walter Lemon Jr.’s Victor Oladipo.

Like Oladipo, Lemon saw his stock rise considerably in 2017-18 when given the freedom and space to wheel-and-deal as a high-usage guard. Averaging 22.4 points, 6.1 assists, and 4.7 rebounds, the speedy slasher didn’t just key Fort Wayne’s system; he by and large was the system, with the team’s identity morphing around his ability to pick apart defenses off the dribble while being surrounded by shooters.