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Alex Poythress waived by Indiana Pacers

Poythress will now look to carve out an NBA career elsewhere.

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Alex Poythress is looking for a new NBA team.

On Friday, the Indiana Pacers waived Poythress to help make room to add free agent Kyle O’Quinn.

Poythress played limited minutes after signing a two-year deal on December last season following a successful stint in the G-League. His contract was unguaranteed until later this month, so they had to act now before his contract for 2018-19 became locked in.

It’s unclear what this means for Poythress in the NBA Summer League. He was set to play in Las Vegas with the Pacers, and he technically still could, though it’s hard to see that after they just cut him.

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft, Poythress signed with the Indiana Pacers before being waived during final cuts. He then went to the G-League, where he was an MVP candidate after averaging 18.5 points on 52.7% shooting, including 40.3% from three-point land to go with 7.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.

Poythress then signed a two-way contract with the Pacers in 2017-18, spending time on their normal roster and in the G-League. He’s done enough in the pros to earn a training camp invite with some NBA team, but he may have to spend another year in the G-League.

Whatever the case may be, good luck to Poythress in his new venture.

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