Pacers Sign Second Rounder & Fill Up Roster With 3 More Players

The Indiana Pacers have had a busy day, signing four players, including their second-rounder in this year's draft. Another signing, we told you about in advance yesterday—is now official; 13-year veteran forward James Johnson has inked a deal and will be at training camp. 

The 35-year-old Johnson played the entire regular season last year with the Brooklyn Nets, before being waived just before the playoffs. He averaged 5.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in about 19 minutes per game. His career marks are 7.7 points and 3.6 rebounds in 20 minutes per game. The Pacers will be his 10th NBA team. 

The Pacers have also signed their second rounder Kendall Brown.

The 6'8" swingman was selected out of Baylor with the 48th overall pick, and will get a two-way contract. 

But that's not all. The Pacers have also signed forward Bennie Boatwright and guards David Stockton and Gabe York. That gives the team a full 20-man complement for training camp.

Both Boatwright and York played for the Pacers' G League affiliate the Fort Wayne Mad Ants last season. Stockton was acquired earlier this summer, and is the son of the NBA's all-time assists leader John Stockton.

All of these moves, of course, bring the Pacers' roster to 20, and have to leave fans wondering what's to be with their favorite son, Lance Stephenson? He made a triumphant return to Indiana last season, and the fans loved every minute of it. It appears as if Stephenson may have strummed his last tune in a Pacers uni. 

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