Pacers top scorer Malcolm Brogdon enters protocol

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December 21, 2021; Miami, Florida, United States; Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) dribbles the basketball against Miami Heat forward KZ Okpala (11) during the first half at the FTX Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

At least three other members of the Indiana Pacers entered NBA health and safety protocol on Thursday, including top scorer Malcolm Brogdon, ESPN reported.

Goalkeeper Chris Duarte and forward Isaiah Jackson were also included in the protocol. Guard Jeremy Lamb entered protocol on Wednesday.

Brogdon, 29, is averaging 19.0 points and 6.1 assists – also a high for the team – in 26 games (all starts) this season. He has missed Indiana’s last three games with an Achilles injury.

Duarte, 24, contributed 13.2 points and 4.0 rebounds in 33 games (25 starts).

Jackson, 19, has appeared in nine games, averaging 1.9 points and 1.7 rebounds.

Lamb, a 29-year-old guard, is averaging 6.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 26 games.

Indiana signed a 10-day contract with swingman Nate Hinton on Thursday. Hinton, 22, averaged 2.0 points in 21 games for Dallas last season when Pacers coach Rick Carlisle was with the Mavericks organization.

The Pacers host the Chicago Bulls on a New Years Eve morning Friday, then embark on a two-game road trip that will take them to Cleveland on Sunday and New York to face the Knicks on Tuesday.

– Media at field level

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