Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard isn’t done with his roster changes
It’s no secret that the Indiana Pacers have had a rough summer. The franchise is about to enter a painful rebuilding process after trading away their superstar forward Paul George, and they will start the process around young center Myles Turner and two pieces received in return for George in guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis.
As of right now, the Pacers have 13 players on the team and, according to Nate Taylor from Indystar, Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard is looking to add one more free agent. According to the same report, Pritchard is looking for someone they can sign for either a one-year or a two-year deal where the second year is partially guaranteed.
Pritchard wants as much cap flexibility in the summer of 2018 as possible.
The plan comes after the decision to waive guard Monta Ellis. The 31-year-old had two years left on his deal and was due $22.9 million for those two years. There were talks of a buyout, but Ellis wanted his full salary for next year and the Pacers disagreed, ultimately waiving the guard.
This way, his salary will be on the books for next year, but will not be on the books for the 2018-19 season, giving the Pacers more flexibility.