Price to get Rush's minutes
You would think Brandon Rush's ankle injury, which will keep him out about two weeks, would open up minutes for rookie Lance Stephenson and Dahntay Jones.
O'Brien doesn't think so.
He's going to give Rush's minutes at shooting guard to A.J. Price when the opportunity presents itself.
"We'll look at A.J. at the (shooting) guard spot depending on the opponent if we think he can match up without getting hurt by a post-up," O'Brien said. "He's played some (shooting) guard spot for us. He's also got the ability to space the court. We had moved Paul (George) in front of Brandon and then the minutes Brandon was going to get, we'll use one of our point guards."
Price moved ahead of veteran T.J. Ford in the rotation a week ago.
With Price getting some minutes at shooting guard, Stephenson's debut in a Pacers uniform will wait. Stephenson, the team's second-round pick, is the only Pacer yet to appear in a game this season