3 options for the Indiana Pacers last roster spot

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – APRIL 20: A view of the Indiana Pacers logo on the floor before the game between Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Three of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 20, 2018, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Indiana Pacers have an open roster spot. Here are three ways they can use it constructively.

A key NBA date is coming up – and it is one that could impact the Indiana Pacers somewhat significantly. On January 5th (Saturday), teams can begin to sign players to 10-day contracts.

These contracts are as simple as they sound – the team who signs the player gets them for 10 days on a pro-rated minimum deal. The Pacers actually did use a 10-day contract last year, if you’ll recall. They brought in Trey McKinney-Jones for a 10-day deal, but he only played 1 minute before not being brought back.

The team has an open roster spot after waiving forward Ben Moore earlier in the season. Given that 10-day contracts are about to be available to them to build up the roster, the Pacers could be a team that uses them to strengthen the squad. Let’s look at some ways, both using 10-day contracts and not, that the Pacers could use their final roster spot.