Pacers Interested In Lester Hudson

Chinese league MVP Lester Hudson has caught the eye of the Pacers, who are among the NBA teams scheduled to bring him in for workouts, reports Shams Charania of RealGM. Indiana’s playoff roster is set, so the Pacers are ostensibly looking at him with next season in mind. The workouts will take place over the next month as part of minicamps, according to Charania, and while minicamps usually lead only to summer league arrangements, it seems Hudson has a decent shot at earning an NBA roster spot for the fall. The Grizzlies, Knicks and Clippers were interested in Hudson this past February, as Charania reported.

Hudson, a 6’3″ point guard, averaged 26.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 36.9 minutes per game for Xinjiang Guangshi of the Chinese Basketball Association in 2013/14. This was the third straight season that Hudson spent at least part of his time playing in China, and he last appeared in the NBA in 2011/12, when he averaged 12.7 PPG, 3.5 RPG and 2.7 APG in 24.2 MPG over a 13-game stint with the Cavs.

The Jazz had Hudson in the preseason this past autumn after the Knicks worked him out last summer. Hudson, a second-round draft pick of the Celtics in 2009, turns 30 this summer.

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