Three weeks ago, while he was injured and before his salary became guaranteed for the season, the Pacers cut Sam Young. Now, they have re-signed him.
According to Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star, the team didn’t want to cut Young. But they needed another body who could step in an play small forward, and Young’s body wasn’t working. Instead, they brought in Dominic McGuire, who appeared in two games, playing 12 minutes and scoring zero points on three shots.
Gerald Green was out sick for last night’s game, so it’s possible McGuire gets another 10-day contract at some point, but his career with the Pacers may be over. He obviously wasn’t an answer to anything other than “Who?”
Now, Young is back and supposedly healthy. He may suit up tomorrow night against the Pistons.
He was originally slated to make $850,000 this season, according to ShamSports. His injury certainly cost him a portion of that, so he has to be happy to be back on the payroll.