David DiLeo gave the Pacers solid summer league minutes

David DilLeo, Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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David DiLeo made the Indiana Pacers summer league roster but did not sign an Exhibit 10 contract with the team before joining. He appeared in three of the team’s five total games.

David DiLeo was a solid piece for the Indiana Pacers summer league roster

DiLeo is 25 years old from Iowa and played college ball for the Central Michigan Chippewas. He spent four years for the school and averaged 11.8 points a game before going undrafted in the 2020 NBA draft.

DiLeo did not sign an Exhibit-10 contract with the Pacers and instead signed to just their summer league team. That does not mean the team can’t sign him to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants if they would like to see more of him in Indiana, he just was not initially on an Exhibit-10.

However, DiLeo has found a new home as it stands currently, as he will join the Grupa Sierleccy Czarni Słupsk which is a Polish basketball team:


DiLeo averaged 6.6 points a game, 2 rebounds and 1 assist in his 17 minutes. He was decent in spacing the floor and has 9 points (3/6) from deep against the Sacramento Kings in the summer league.

I thought the Pacers might want to look at giving David Dileo a chance after summer league because of his size and his flashes of shooting from deep. Wings are a position in which the Pacers lack and if they could get another player in the building like they did with Terry Taylor, that would be ideal for a young team like Indiana.

However, DiLeo never signed an Exhibit-10 deal with the team and found an opportunity elsewhere that may suit him better at this point in his career. He is 25 years old and has also played for the New Orleans Pelicans summer league team from 2021-22. DiLeo stands at 6’8” tall and has decent physical tools to play to his skill set at a high level.

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