Chris Copeland Signs Pacers’ Offer Sheet

JULY 11TH, 10:22am: Jared Zwerling of tweets that Copeland officially signed his offer sheet with the Pacers yesterday. I assume that even though the Knicks can't legally match the offer, the three-day period still must expire before Copeland formally becomes a Pacer.

JULY 5TH, 9:05pm: The precise figure of Copeland's two year deal is close to $6.2MM, a source tells Shams Charania of, who also hears that no other team offered nearly as much as the Pacers (Twitter link).

7:27pm: The deal is fully guaranteed, Begley also tweets. Presumably, the Pacers are using a portion of their mid-level to get the deal done.

7:13pm: The deal is a two-year agreement worth $6MM, tweets Ian Begley of, so the Knicks can't match.

7:00pm: The Pacers and Chris Copeland are finalizing an agreement on a two-year deal, tweets Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Since he's a restricted free agent, the Knicks will have three days to match once the deal becomes final next week, following the end of the league's July Moratorium. However, since the Knicks only have about $1.75MM left on their mini mid-level exception after committing a portion of it to Pablo Prigioni, the Pacers have the ability to make Copeland an offer New York can't match.

There were several teams in play for the John Spencer client. Jared Zwerling of today added the Grizzlies to the list of suitors for Copeland, tweeting that the Lakers, Bucks, Jazz, and Pelicans all remained in the mix along with the Pacers. The Nuggets and Cavs were also among the teams involved, Spencer tells Adam Zagoria of (Twitter link).

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10 thoughts on “Chris Copeland Signs Pacers’ Offer Sheet

    • Shane Flannagan

      Pacers trying to add more offensive to the bench. That was the problem this past season. Our bench players did alright defending, but never could score at all

    • trexler

      If they get a ring itll be the last til hell freezes over playin with over 35veterans

  1. Shane Flannagan

    Great signing for the Pacers. Pacers really need a big 3 point threat to come off the bench, thats something the Pacers lacked last year. Bird has came back and done a great job making our bench a lot strong with Copeland and Watson. Just need to find a back up to David West and Pacers pretty much set then.

  2. doonieray

    Knicks dont need him. Cj Leslie has more potential. He is more athletic and a better defender. Copeland made a huge contribution last season, however I found him to be very sloppy and out of control at times and unable to finish strong close to the basket(and he is 6’9 might I add). Youtube CJ Leslie. He can be real good if he works for it.

  3. Eric Snowden

    Good riddance. I dont know why knicks fans are so pissed about this he sucked. We hve enough guys that play offense and no defense. This is another case like Lin and Feilds. He will be a bum outside of ny. Teams wont sleep on jim and leave him open nect season. W didn’t need to over pay him.

    • FlaveFlava

      Guys who shoot 48% from the field and 42% from behind the arc by no means suck. I agree he wasn’t what the Knicks needed (maybe that’s why they resigned Pablo instead) but Copeland’s definitely a good shooter.

  4. Eric Snowden

    For all he does on offense he doesn’t do on defense. We dont need him

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