Pacers Open Up Two Roster Spots By Waiving Two Players

The Indiana Pacers continue to wheel and deal to get their training camp roster into its final form. They've opened up two spots for potential new signings by placing two recently-signed players on waivers.

Just one day after signing with the team, Justin Anderson and Norvelle Pelle have been waived. 

As many teams have done, the signing-and-waiving is indicative of the organization planning to have those players be a part of their G League affiliate in the upcoming season, without taking up training camp roster spots. 

In addition, because the two had signed Exhibit 10 deals, they'll qualify for at least a $50,000 payday if they spend at least two months with the G League squad. For the Pacers, that's the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. 

Anderson played 13 games in Indiana last season, his 6th year in the NBA. He posted averages of 6.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists in those baker's dozen set of games. The 6'6" wing played about 20 minutes per game. 

But a 46-point performance highlighted a spectacular year in the G League.

He tore it up with the Mad Ants last season, posting 26.6 points per game in 23 regular-season contests, along with 6.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 40% shooting from long-range. Another performance like that should win him another trial in Indiana.

The 6'10" center Pelle has had much less of an impact at either the NBA or G League level, but at his best, he's a solid rim-protector. 

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