Rick Carlisle calls Obi Toppin ‘one of the best transition players in the world’

Indiana Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle is thrilled about how new forward Obi Toppin will fit with the group’s fast-break offense.

NBA.com: Brown left the champions in Denver to sign with your team. Haliburton planted his flag by signing a five-year, $206 million extension. You like your two first-rounders, forward Jarace Walker and Ben Sheppard, on the heels of the Bennedict Mathurin-Andrew Nembhard draft in 2022. All signs pointing up?

Carlisle: Our draft has been terrific the last two years. And the acquisition of [Knicks 2018 lottery pick] Obi Toppin is going to give him an opportunity and gets us one of the best transition players in the world on a team that led the league in fast-break points [18.1 per game] last year.