Mar 23, 2012, 8:09 AM EDT
With backup big man — and fan favorite — Jeff Foster forced to retire due to ongoing back issues, the Indiana Pacers are in the market for a big man. (But who isn’t in the NBA?)
Enter Kyrylo Fesenko. The former Jazz backup big will sign in Indiana for the rest of the season, according to Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated.
The 7-foot, 290-pounder from the Ukraine spent his first four seasons with Utah in a limited role, although he started for the injured Mehmet Okur last postseason and showed his worth as a defender and rebounder.
Fesenko had knee surgery after last season but is reportedly fully recovered now. He wasn’t far enough along with recovery in December for the Warriors to sign him to a deal despite the two sides having talked.
This is a nice signing for the Pacers, pretty much filling Foster’s shoes on the court. But not in fans’ hearts. Yet, anyway.
- Shaq tells Suzy Shuster he, Kobe Bryant could have tied Jordan’s six titles 32
- Dwight Howard tried to take loaded gun through airport security, will not face charges 49
- Will Miami make a run at Kevin Durant? 17
- Report: Veteran forward Chuck Hayes agrees to deal with Clippers 7
- Report: Lakers to sign Brazilian, FC Barcelona point guard Marcelo Huertas to one-year deal 10
- Shaq to Kobe on podcast: “I just want people to know that I don’t hate you” 18
- D’Angelo Russell on Tracy McGrady tweet: “Some Lakers fans are spoiled” 28
- Anthony Davis “definitely” plans on shooting more threes this season 4