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Indiana signs forward Ben Moore to partially-guaranteed deal

Ben Moore

The Indiana Pacers and forward Ben Moore have reached agreement on a one-year, partially guaranteed contract for the 2018-19 season per Scott Agness of The Athletic. The 23-year-old played just nine minutes over games last season after signing with the Pacers in January.

From Scott Agness of The Athletic:

Free agent forward Ben Moore has reached agreement with the Pacers on a one-year, partially guaranteed deal, league sources told @TheAthletic. Moore is one of 14 players participating in the USA’s World Qualifying Team training camp this week.

Moore spent the majority of the 2017-18 season playing in the G-League with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants where he enjoyed a banner campaign. In 27.9 minutes on the floor, he averaged 11.7 points, 6.4 boards, 1.9 assists, and 1.0 steal an outing after being released by Pacers during training camp.

A four-year starter at Southern Methodist University, Moore went undrafted but has above-average ballhandling skills, and the athleticism to play stellar defense. The 6-foot-8 wing shot 69 percent from the field and averaged 2.8 points, 1.2 assists and 2 steals this past summer in Las Vegas.

Pacers head coach Nate McMillan has a fondness for players with a high motor, and Ben Moore has a high energy level. Although it will not be an easy task for him to make the final roster, the Pacers obviously have an interest in finding out what Moore can do with more opportunities.