Obi Toppin: “I didn’t get the minutes I wanted”

During his first public address since he was traded to the Indiana Pacers for a pair of future second-round draft picks, power forward Obi Toppin only briefly commented on his mostly disappointing three-year tenure with his hometown team.

“All I can do is just do whatever the coach is asking me to do,” Toppin said during a Zoom call.

“Whether that’s being out on the floor, having great energy, doing whatever I need to do to help the team win. I didn’t get the minutes I wanted. But now it’s a new start. I’m here in Indy. I got to work for everything I want. And I’m super excited to start.”