Pacers Waive Orlando Johnson

Within tonight’s press release welcoming Evan Turner to the organization, the Pacers announced that they have waived Orlando Johnson.  Indiana had to cut someone loose in order to make the trade work.

Johnson, a second-year player out of California-Santa Barbara, was a draft-night acquisition in 2012.  He was originally drafted by the Kings with the 36th overall pick in that draft.  In 38 games for Indiana this season, Johnson averaged 2.4 PPG and 1.3 RPG in nine minutes per contest.  He also saw a stint with the D-League’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Orlando is a great kid,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. “We appreciate everything he’s done for us and hope he has a long and successful career.”

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