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Alex Poythress is now officially an NBA player.

On Monday, the Indiana Pacers announced that Alex Poythress had been signed to a contract, along with Julyan Stone. This deal was previously reported back on August 12. The Pacers are already over the 15-man roster limit that teams are permitted to enter the regular season with.

However, NBA clubs are allowed to have 20 players when training camp begins and keep that many up until final cuts are made in October. That's good news for Alex, who may be the on the outside of the roster looking in prior to camp opening.

However, a good showing in camp and the preseason games could earn him a spot on Indiana's final roster. Assuming he plays both small and power forward, Alex will battle the likes of Jeremy Evans, Georges Niang, Shayne Whittington, and anyone else Indiana adds to the roster.

The good news is Alex's deal reportedly gives him some guaranteed money, though there is no word as to how much that is right now. Hopefully, the former Kentucky Wildcats forward is able to make the roster anyways and not have to worry about how much of his contract is guaranteed.