Pacers Organization Acquires Rights To Hall Of Famer's Son

The Indiana Pacers have brought a Hall of Famer's son into the fold, as their G League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, have traded for David Stockton (yes, that's the all-time assist-leader John's son).

The Mad Ants also acquire a 3rd round pick in the G League Draft from the Memphis Hustle in return for the rights to Derrick Walton Jr., Kenny Williams and their 2023 first.

The 31-year-old Stockton has only played 6 games in the NBA over the course of his career, last in 2018 for his dad's alma mater, the Utah Jazz. He's bounced around internationally and in the G League since then.

He spent last season with the Memphis Hustle of the G League where he posted 11.2 points and 4.6 assists.

Stockton is currently playing for the U.S. team in a World Cup qualifying tournament, and had 9 assists in 17 minutes in their recent win over Uruguay. 

Walton Jr. has played a total of 45 games across three different seasons in the NBA. Last year, the point guard started three games for the Pistons while on a 10-day contract in December when the team was shorthanded. He averaged 6.3 points and 7 assists in 36 minutes per game. He'll report to the Memphis Grizzlies' G League affiliate, the Hustle. 

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