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Pacers to sign Chris Singleton

Sep 1, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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Paul George’s injury has left the Pacers scrambling.

They might no longer be good enough to make the playoffs, even in the Eastern Conference. But Roy Hibbert, David West and George Hill are solid – and the East was that bad last season. The Pacers should round out their roster and give themselves a chance to make the postseason if everything comes together.

So, Indiana has found another wing who can help with George out – Chris Singleton.

David Pick of Eurobasket.com:

The Pacers have a disabled-player exception from George’s injury, but I doubt they used that here. Singleton is a minimum-salary-caliber player.

In three seasons with the Wizards – they didn’t pick of the fourth-year option of the former No. 18 pick – Singleton has played decent defense, though fouled too much. He’s a poor shooter who doesn’t do much with the ball in his hands.

Singleton gives the Pacers 16 players, though Donald Sloan’s contract is fully unguaranteed until Aug. 15. At this point, I expect Indiana to waive him.

C.J. Watson will back up Hill, and Rodney Stuckey can play third point guard. At this point, wing depth – which Singleton provides – was more important than having Sloan as the designated No. 3 point guard.

  1. eugenesaxe1 - Sep 1, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    Today’s lesson: Play D, there will always be a job somewhere.

  2. sportsfan18 - Sep 1, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    “They might no longer be good enough to make the playoffs, even in the Eastern Conference”

    Pacers and Knicks are fighting for the 9th seed…

    Pacers 9th

    Knicks 10th (hey NYC… don’t feel badly bout that… it’s a perfect 10 at least).

    1st seed Bulls (Thibs wins a lot in regular season, plays dudes too much etc…)

    2nd seed Cavs (will take some games to mesh, enough for Thibs and many min’s to finish a game or two up on them in the regular season).

    3rd seed Wizards

    4th seed Toronto

    5th seed Miami (much depends on D Wade’s knees)

    6th seed Atlanta (Al Horford is back)

    7th seed Nets (tough to call, they need Lopez and Williams healthy and playing well)

    8th seed Charlotte

    Nets could move up or down several slots depending on health of their guys…

    • 88heatnation - Sep 1, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      Why is the Wizards ranked so high when they brought back the same medicore squad from last year (Resigning Gortat) and just added an older declining Veteran.

      • sportsfan18 - Sep 1, 2014 at 7:21 PM

        88

        I’m NOT a Wiz fan either… East is better, but not very good after the Cavs and Bulls.

        John Wall and Bradley Beal are improving. Yeah, Pierce is older so I get that.

        I just don’t trust Toronto and the rest are dependent on health.

        Miami and Wade’s knees…
        Nets and Brooks Lopez and Deron Williams need to be healthy and playing for them

        I don’t care if you or others say the Wiz will finish 5th or 6th…

        They’re going to the playoffs and I think they have a chance to do well in the east after the Cavs and Bulls.

        Don’t forget the Wizards beat the Bulls in the first round last playoffs as the 6th seed to the Bulls 3rd seed.

        I mean Gortat, Wall, Beal, Pierce, Humphries and DeJuan Blair and crew aren’t bad really.

  3. ravenswhat - Sep 2, 2014 at 7:09 AM

    Another Wiz bust. They’ve had a lot of them.

    • shanelsweet - Sep 2, 2014 at 2:52 PM

      Just more proof that building through the draft is foolish unless you get a bunch of top 5 or so picks.

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