Indiana Pacers sign sharpshooter in late offseason addition

Rick Carlisle, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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The Pacers have made a late signing this offseason to add shooting depth to a team that already has an abundance of riches in the category. In a move that many are praising, the Pacers decided to bring in one of the best shooters in college basketball last season.

Darius McGhee was signed to an Exhibit-10 deal for the Indiana Pacers. Last season for Liberty University, McGhee showed that he was an excellent threat from deep, but is relatively undersized to play at the professional level. He will know have the opportunity to show the Pacers what exactly he is capable of with his Exhibit-10 deal.

At Liberty, McGhee averaged nearly 40% on 12 attempts from deep per game. In case you are unaware, that is amazing efficiency given the number of attempts he was taking. If he can even come close to that percentage on that number of attempts, he could have a future in the NBA.

For those of you who are unclear on what an Exhibit-10 deal is, it is a one year deal that is at the minimum salary that the team can convert to a two-way deal before the season starts. However, the Pacers already have their two-way contract spots full, so there is a good chance that McGhee will some some opportunity with the Mad Ants this year.

While a small move for the Pacers, it is one worth keeping your eye on.

This is a great addition for the Pacers in that it is low risk with only upside if his shooting translates to the NBA. While this move is likely of little consequence to the Pacers on the NBA court, it is worth monitoring if McGhee is able to stay hot with the Mad Ants as he could become an asset down the road.