Pacers Sign G League MVP Two Days After Sixers Release

Just days after being released by the Philadelphia 76ers, the reigning G League MVP, Trevelin Queen, has been signed to a contract by the Indiana Pacers.

It's a two-way deal for Queen, per NBA Insider Shams Charania.

The 25-year-old guard had been in camp with the Sixers, and had even signed a two-year deal with them with a partial guarantee of $330,000. His preseason, unfortunately, was cut short with the Sixers, after he banged his head on the court during the first preseason game and was ruled out of action for several days due to concussion symptoms. He's now been cleared.

The 6'6" guard averaged 25.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 19 games with the Rio Grand Valley Vipers of the G League this past year to win the developmental league's Most Valuable Player award. 

Queen has been released from an NBA camp for the last three years running, as the Los Angeles Lakers waived him in 2021, and the year before, the Houston Rockets did the same. He did end up signing a two-way contract with Houston in December last season, and played 10 games averaging 7.4 minutes per contest, with 4.3 points and 1.6 rebounds. 

The Pacers had an open two-way slot, so they will not have to clear a spot in order to sign Queen. 

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