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Alex Poythress Signs with the Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have signed former Kentucky forward Alex Poythress to a two-way contract.

The team made the announcement this afternoon:



The Indiana Pacers announced Tuesday they have signed Alex Poythress to a two-way contract.

Poythress, a 6-7, 238-pound forward out of the University of Kentucky, spent a majority of the 2016-17 season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Pacers’ affiliate in the NBA G League. With the Mad Ants, he averaged 18.5 points and 7.1 rebounds in 46 games.

He was called up by the Philadelphia 76ers on April 1, 2017 and played in six games with the Sixers. In those six games he averaged 10.7 points and 4.8 rebounds.

On a two-way contract, players will earn $75,000 while they are in the G League and roughly $204,000 if they spend 45 days in the NBA during the 2017–18 NBA season.

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