INDIANAPOLIS – Five days into free agency the Pacers appear to have made another addition to their roster-and its from a player who saw his season end because of them.
According to multiple reports, the team has agreed to a two-year deal with former Knicks small forward Chris Copeland on Friday night.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News was the first to report the news of the deal, which is reportedly worth six million dollars.
Copeland adds to the team’s active free agent signing period where they added C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan along with re-signing forward David West.
Undrafted out of Colorado in 2006, Copeland worked his way through the NBA’s developmental league and a few overseas stops before landing with the Knicks last season. Copeland averaged 8.7 points and 2.1 rebounds a game last season.
Against the Pacers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals he had two strong games to finish the series, scoring 13 points with a trio of three-pointers in a Game Five victory at Madison Square Garden. In Game Six Copeland once again hit three treys and scored nine points, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Pacers from closing out the series.