After a solid showing during the Orlando Pro Summer League, the Pacers committed to second-round pick (No. 50 overall) Georges Niang, officially announcing the rook's signing on Monday.
Second round picks aren't guaranteed a contract or spot on the team after the draft, but the Pacers will give Niang a shot at making it in the league this season. In Orlando, Niang averaged 10.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Summer Pacers.
The Pacers didn't divulge details of the deal, but Scott Agness reports the team signed Niang to a three-year deal worth $2.6 million. Only the first year of the deal is fully guaranteed for $650,000 which is slightly above the rookie minimum salary. A partial guarantee of $100,000 in the second year is the only portion of the remaining $1.95 million committed by the team at this time.
So with reports that Aaron Brooks is heading to Indy, the Pacers will have to create room for another player first. The Niang signing fills the current roster at 15 players which also includes Shayne Whittington and Glenn Robinson III whose contracts won't be guaranteed for next season until Aug. 1.
Stay tuned as the Pacers offseason Summer of Change continues.