Tracking the Pacers' 2022 summer signings
Immediately following the draft, teams get to work reaching deals with undrafted players for summer league and training camp.
The 2022 NBA Draft wrapped up around 12:30 a.m. ET Friday morning in Brooklyn, but a lot of work was just beginning for teams.
For Pacers vice president of player personnel Ryan Carr and other executives across the NBA, they spent a few hours lining up players for summer league, which runs July 7-17 in Las Vegas.
These players will usually sign Exhibit 10 contracts, which are essentially training camp deals without any guarantees.
Before the draft, some players will have verbal agreements with teams should they not get drafted — and that’s especially true for two-way contracts, which are much more valuable than Exhibit 10s. Two-ways can be for one or two years — and be worth up to about $500,000.
In comparison, a typical salary for a G League player is $37,000 per year.
Each deal below is an Exhibit 10 unless noted.
Current Pacers expected to participate in at least a part of summer league:
Duane Washington Jr.
Plus their three draft selections:
And below is an updated list of players who have agreed to join the Summer Pacers. Note: The travel roster for Las Vegas won’t be finalized for about 10 days.
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Tevin Brown | Guard | Murray State
6-5, 175 pounds; 16.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists
Jermaine Samuels | Wing | Villanova (5-year player)
6-7, 230 pounds; 11.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists
Worked out twice for the Pacers
Got one-on-one instruction from head coach Rick Carlisle
Also visited the Celtics, Nets, Knicks, Lakers, Nuggets, Timberwolves, Jazz, Suns
Key attributes: “The ability to compete, playing hard, playing tough, communicating, being a team player, being unselfish and showing that I can knock down shots,” he said.
Eli Brooks | Guard | Michigan
6-1, 185 pounds; 12.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists
Fanbo Zeng | Forward | G League Ignite/China
6-11, 199 pounds; 3.8 points, 1.4 rebounds, 0.8 assists
At 19, he’s the youngest of the group
Worked out for the Pacers on June 8
Simisola Shittu | Forward/Center | G League/Ironi Ness Ziona
6-10, 240 pounds; 14.5 points, 10.1 rebounds during 2020-21 G League season
Summer League contract
From London, played one season at Vanderbilt (2018-19)
Played two seasons in the G League for Windy City (2019-20) and Westchester (2021)
*This list will continue to be updated