Sep 8, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT
Indiana’s bench (along with their ridiculous amount of turnovers) was considered the team’s primary weakness last year, and after upgrading in that department with the acquisitions of Luis Scola, Chris Copeland, and C.J. Watson, Young as an unrestricted free agent finds himself looking for a home for next season.
Multiple teams are reportedly interested, but most recently, Young met with the San Antonio Spurs.
Former Pacer Sam Young is in San Antonio meeting with the Spurs today, his agent tells me. Several other clubs have expressed interest.
If Young signs with the Spurs, he’d join assistant coach Jim Boylen and PF Jeff Pendergraph as offseason poaches from Indy.
There would be some familiarity there with Boylen in place as an assistant coach, and although Young averaged just 2.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game for the Pacers in the regular season last year, his postseason experience playing against the eventual champs on the big stage could be an appealing quality in a player that would be no more than an addition to the end of the rotation.
It’s worth noting that San Antonio already has 14 players in place with guaranteed contracts for next season, and with the maximum allowed being 15, they’ll likely take their time in finding the right player to round out the roster.
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