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Pacers sign Mad Ants guard Gabe York to two-way contract
York, a sharpshooting guard, is getting called up by the Pacers to end the season for the second straight year.
The Pacers signed 6-foot-3 guard Gabe York to a two-way contract on Thursday morning, the team announced.
“Loyalty and consistency should be rewarded,” head coach Rick Carlisle said after Thursday’s practice. “So this is a decision that came down, obviously ownership has to approve it, but management and the coaching staff were completely in agreement that Gabe deserved this opportunity. It’s great for him, it’s great for us.”
This is the organization calling up one of their own from their G League team, something they did with York at the end of last season as well. And after making his NBA debut in Philadelphia last April, head coach Rick Carlisle presented him with the game ball.
Isaiah Jackson said then: “Gabe is a good player. “I played with him in the G League a couple of times. We’ve always been cool. It was just crazy seeing him out there doing his thing.”
“I believe he’s only available for three of the last five games because of the proration of the two-way,” Carlisle added. “So, we’ll have to choose which games he’ll be available.”
He is listed as questionable for Friday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
York, 29, averaged 21.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game this season, his second year with the Mad Ants. He was named G League Player of the Week three times.