Pacers Waive Player And Sign Another

The Indiana Pacers are staying busy. The organization has waived guard Brad Wanamaker and are replacing him with fellow guard Keifer Sykes.

Wanamaker signed a one-year, $1,729,217 contract with the Pacers during the offseason, but it's clear that they have seen enough from the 32-year-old. In 22 contests this season, he averaged 3.5 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists. The four-year veteran will be looking to land himself another contract elsewhere. With COVID-19 spreading rapidly at this time, we could see him sign a 10-day contract at least. 

Sykes has had an intriguing few months to say the least. After hitting a game-winning three-pointer for Boeheim's Army during The Basketball Tournament, he grabbed the attention of the Pacers and signed an Exhibit 10 deal. From here, he played for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. He's played quite well with them this season, as he has averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 13 games. 

Nevertheless, it's hard not to feel happy for Keifer. It's been a long road to the NBA and now he's finally getting his shot. Let's see how much his success in the G-League translate over to the NBA with the Pacers. 

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