Found July 01, 2013 on
PLAYERS: D.J. Augustin
TEAMS: Indiana Pacers
C.J. Watson (Photo credit: Bruce Bennett/ Getty Images) Although it cannot become official until July 10, both Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld and David Aldridge have reported that the Indiana Pacers and guard C.J. Watson have agreed in principle to a two year contract. This is one big step in the Pacers’ plan to solidify what was a very weak bench last year. Watson averaged 6.8 points per game and 2.0 assists per game last season, as well as scoring in double figures in 20 games for the Brooklyn Nets. For his career Watson has averaged 7.6 points per game. In the 2009-10 season Watson averaged a career high 10.3 points per game for the Golden State Warriors. The 6-foot-2 guard who went to Tennessee, shot a career high 41.1 percent from the 3-point line last year. Watson can step in and fill the backup point guard role which last season was held down rather poorly by D.J. Augustin. Augustin averaged just 4.7 points per game and shot just 35 percent from the field, both of which were career lows. Watson will bring much needed scoring to the Pacers’ weak bench. Without question Watson would be a big pickup for the Pacers as team president Larry Bird stated, the bench is the biggest offseason concern for the team. While adding Watson is one step, the Pacers don’t appear to be done in free agency. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Pacers and free agent Chris Copeland are showing strong mutual interest in each other. Copeland, who played with the New York Knicks last season, averaged 8.7 points per game. The 6-foot-8 Copeland brings lots of energy off the bench and shoots well from behind the arc, shooting 42.1 percent last season. He also shot 52.9 percent from behind the arc in the playoffs against the Pacers. Adding Watson and Copeland for the Pacers would be a tremendous start for their top offseason priority. If the team can get back a healthy Danny Granger, who played just six games last season, then there is no reason to believe that the Eastern Conference runner-ups wouldn’t be favorites to get back to the conference championship game.

Report: Pacers Rescind Tyler Hansbrough’s Qualifying Offer

The Indiana Pacers have rescinded the ~$4.15 million qualifying offer to Tyler Hansbrough making him an unrestricted free agent, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Since being drafted in 2009, Hansbrough has played a role off the bench for the Pacers, but wants to start, according to ESPN 1070. That will not be possible on Indiana as the team just agreed to terms on a multi-year deal...

Indiana Pacers draft Arizona forward Solomon Hill

Solomon Hill (Photo credit: Luke Adams) The NBA Draft has come and gone and the Indiana Pacers feel as though they drafted a guy that fits their team mold. With the 23rd pick in the NBA Draft, the Pacers took Arizona small forward Solomon Hill. In his last season at Arizona, Hill averaged 13.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. But it’s his versatility and defensive skills that...

David West resigns with the Pacers

David West has agreed to stay with the Indiana Pacers Since signing David West two years ago, the Indiana Pacers have become one of the NBA’s toughest teams. After two years solid years with the Indiana, West and the Pacers saw themselves one game of the NBA Finals this past season. They would lose Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the eventual champion Miami Heat, but...

Indiana Pacers: David West Signing Grade

Indiana Pacers: David West Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher, Hoopstuff… David West Contract: 3 years, 36 million - David West has been very important for the Pacers the last two years. He is an excellent leader and scorer, both in the post and with his mid-range jump shot and is a very solid rebounder and defender. Even in his 30′s, he is still very effective...

West agrees to 3-year deal with Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers wanted David West to stick around and lead a championship run. The 32-year-old power forward never planned on leaving town.West agreed to a three-year contract with Indiana on the second day of free agency, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations. The person requested anonymity because NBA rules prohibit teams from announcing...

Pacers Rescind Qualifying Offer To Tyler Hansbrough

The Indiana Pacers have rescinded the qualifying offer to Tyler Hansbrough. Hansbrough will become an unrestricted free agent. Hansbrough has played a reserve role for the Pacers since being drafted in 2009. The Pacers' decision to re-sign David West made his return unlikely.

Indiana Pacers finalizing a 3-year, $36 million contract with David West

While many have been waiting for the biggest domino to fall in Dwight Howard, a top 2013 free agent has committed reportedly to a team via Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski: Just speculating, David West’s deal could be spread $12 million per season for the duration of his reported three-contract with the Indiana Pacers or it [...]The post Indiana Pacers finalizing a 3-year, $36...

David West, Pacers Nearing Three-Year, $36M Deal

David West and the Indiana Pacers are finalizing a three-year deal worth $36 million, according to sources. The third season will likely be a player option. West was first signed by the Pacers in the 2011 offseason. West will turn 33 in August and the length of the deal was undoubtedly a concern for the Pacers.

Report: David West Agrees To 3-Year/$36 Million Deal With Pacers

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, David West will re-sign with the Pacers on a 3-year deal worth approximately $36 million with the Indiana Pacers. The 10-year NBA veteran was the Pacers second leading scorer, averaging 17.1 points and also added 7.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists this season. He also contributed 15.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in 19 postseason games before...

Report: Pacers & David West Agree to Terms

With the addition of Danny Granger next season, this move cements the Pacers as a force in the East.

Indiana Pacers to Add Point Guard C.J Watson

Last season C.J Watson backed up Deron Williams in Brooklyn, this year it looks like he will be backing up George Hill for the Indiana Pacers. While everything right now is just speculation until July 10 (first day contracts can be signed) Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld has said the rumored deal will be for two-years and be more than the league minimum. The Pacers have themselves a very...

Indiana Pacers to don short-sleeved jerseys during Summer League (Photo)

You may remember the Golden State Warriors donning the short-sleeved jerseys last season to mixed reviews, well this season there will be more teams sporting similar jerseys. The Indiana Pacers will be wearing short-sleeved jerseys during Summer League, but Scott Agness of writes they will not wear them during the regular season: The Pacers [...]The post Indiana Pacers...

Indiana Pacers: Indiana Draft Grades

Indiana Pacers: Indiana Draft Grades By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff Pick 23: Solomon Hill- SF- Arizona - Danny Granger, Paul George and Lance Stephenson will all be free agents next season, Granger, an unrestricted free agent and George and Stephenson, restricted free agents. It is obvious that they will resign George, who is an All Star, one of the best young players...

Pacers Offer Deal To Chris Copeland

The Indiana Pacers have a standing offer to Chris Copeland. Copeland is a restricted free agent, giving the New York Knicks the ability to match. Copeland finally became an NBA player last season after many years in the D-League and Europe. Copeland turned 29 in March.

Splitter Re-ups With Spurs, West With Pacers

The free-agency ferris wheel continues spinning, as David West goes back to the Pacers for 3 years and $36 million, and Tiago Splitter to the Spurs for 4 years and $36m. Splitter would’ve signed for more of course, but LeBron took $5million of leverage from him in the playoffs when he shoved half of his swagger into the third row. Kid Shoots Chicken Like A Bball Hobo Loses Heat Bet
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