After they cut Sam Young, the Pacers needed to fill a short-term roster spot. Perhaps Dominic McGuire, who Indiana signed to a 10-day contract, will thrive and stick around for the rest of the year. Perhaps he will just be a stop-gap guy who mops up a few minutes here and there until Danny Granger returns (hopefully) around the All-Star break.
Either way, Indiana is now the proud employer, for at least the next 10 days, of a 6’9″ swingman whose claim to fame is that he once averaged 4.5 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes a night as a starter for the Washington Wizards.
This will be the third team McGuire has played for this season. He appeared in 15 games for the Toronto Raptors before being cut so the team could sign Mickael Pietrus. Then he was picked up by the New Orleans Hornets, until he was waived on January 2. For the two teams, he appeared in 24 totals games this season, scoring 51 points and grabbing 76 rebounds.