The Indiana Pacers had a light practice on Sunday after beating the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, but the three new faces not in uniform against the Bucks put in extra work with the coaches going through some Blue and Gold X's and Os.
Evan Turner, Lavoy Allen and Andrew Bynum teamed up with Donald Sloan and Solomon Hill to get further acclimated with what Frank Vogel expects on the court. Turner and Allen expect to be ready to play on Tuesday when the Pacers host the Lakers at the Fieldhouse. That means we should expect to see at least few minutes from Turner, and likely none from Allen since there isn't a ready-made spot in the playing rotation for him at this point.
As for Bynum, Larry Bird reiterated there is no rush to push the big man into game action, so he will continue to work with the trainers. Seems like a case where the team continually downplays his return date and then, boom -- all of a sudden he suits up one night and begins playing.
The Pacers have a perfect schedule as they close out February to incorporate their new faces and still try to build the momentum they will need to finish the regular season at a high level of play.
I talked about that and much more on The Phil Naessens Show which you can listen to here.
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