Found July 13, 2013 on HoopStuff:
Indiana Pacers: C.J. Watson and Chris Copeland Signing Grades By Evan Massey: HoopStuff contributor, Twitter (@massey_evan) Watson’s Contract: 2 years, Bi-Annual Exception, Chris Copeland: 2 years, $6 million. Analysis: The Indiana Pacers headed into the 2013 off-season with one glaring need, and that was to beef up their bench. Indiana took the Miami Heat to 7 games in the Eastern Conference Finals, but fell just short, mainly due to their bench. They didn’t get consistent offense or defense from the second unit and Larry Bird made it clear immediately when he came back to the Pacers, that the bench was their first priority. The Pacers made a quick signing by bringing in backup point guard C.J. Watson. D.J. Augustin was signed last off-season by Indiana and just never seemed to be able to find his groove. Many suspect that Augustin was unhappy being a bench player consistently for the first time of his young career, after starting the majority of his four seasons with the Charlotte...

Five takeaways from the Indiana Pacers’ summer league

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Chris Copeland, C.J Watson bringing 3-pt shooting to the Pacers

While the Pacers were Central Divison NBA champs this past season and took the Heat to 7 games in the Eastern Conference Finals, their 3-point shooting was a liability. They were ranked 16th in 3-pointers made and 22nd in 3-point percentage during the regular season and ninth in 3-pointers made and 3-point percentage during the postseason. Photo Credit: AP With the signing of...

Pacers announce signing of Chris Copeland

The Indiana Pacers have officially announced they signed free-agent forward Chris Copeland, who spent last season with the New York Knicks. Copeland averaged 8.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting, including 42.1 percent from 3-point range, and 2.1 rebounds per game while helping lead the Knicks to the Atlantic Division title. Before signing with the Knicks in 2012, Copeland played...

Sloan Leads Pacers To 73-70 Win Over Jazz

The Indiana Pacers defeated the Utah Jazz by a final score of 73-70 in Summer League play on Friday. Donald Sloan led the Pacers with 13 points, five rebounds and six assists. Orlando Johnson scored a game-high 18 points. Rudy Gobert had six points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for the Jazz. Chris Roberts scored a team-high 15 points, while Tret Burke struggled with eight points...
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