"We look forward to having him in camp," said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. "He's a veteran player who's a good pro and he can play two positions. He's the type of player we're looking for with our new style of play. We look forward to working with him and having him in camp."
The 6-foot-2 combo guard has played for six teams during his six-year NBA career, averaging 7.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists on 40.5% shooting. Over his 11 games with the New Orleans Pelicans last season, Douglas shot a woeful 27.3% on spot up attempts, per the NBA's Play Type data.
While terms and conditions of Douglas' deal with the Pacers were not released per team policy, the assumption is that the 29th overall pick in the 2009 draft has signed a non-guaranteed deal. Capable of playing multiple positions, the six-year pro's presence should boost the level of guard competition at training camp.
Though Indiana appears intent on stockpiling combo guards, it is unlikely that Douglas will stick with the Pacers. Already carrying a full roster, the Blue & Gold would either need to waive a player or complete a rare 2-for-1 trade to create an open roster spot for the former Florida State Seminole.
Nevertheless, Douglas will still have the opportunity to leave a lasting impression with the Pacers as well as make his case in front of opposing teams if he performs well with Indiana during the team's slate of preseason games.
Per USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt, the Pacers can have 20 players on their roster until a few days before the start of the regular season.