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Duke Brotherhood Playoff Watch: Cassius Stanley, Indiana Fall Hard At Washington

Indiana Pacers v Washington Wizards - Play-In Tournament
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Cassius Stanley #2 of the Indiana Pacers is fouled by Garrison Mathews #24 of the Washington Wizards during the second half at Capital One Arena on May 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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Only one member of the Brotherhood was in action Thursday night and things didn’t go well for Cassius Stanley’s Indiana Pacers as they lost to the Washington Wizards, and badly, 142-115.

Stanley played eight minutes and scored 11 points.

It’s been an interesting season for the rookie. He made a good impression in the dunk contest and certainly had his moments.

Indiana may be at a crossroads though with plenty of people ready to give up on this current version of the team.

And while the Pacers have flaws, they do have a fairly deep backcourt. Stanley clearly has promise, but that depth means he could be expendable or trade bait if the team opts to shake things up.

On the other hand, if Indiana decided to let him go, it could turn out to be a break if he ends up with the right team.

In one other Brotherhood playoff note, Atlanta’s Cam Reddish will miss the series with New York with an injured Achilles, which is too bad because it would have been fun to watch him and former Duke teammate RJ Barrett go at it.