The Pacers have waived camp invitees Alex Poythress and Nick Zeisloft, the team announced today in a press release. The pair of cuts reduces Indiana’s roster to 17 players, including 16 with fully guaranteed salaries.
Poythress and Zeisloft both signed minimum-salary contracts with the Pacers this summer, and both players received very modest guarantees — Poythress got $35K, while Zeisloft received $25K. The duo played very sparingly in Indiana’s preseason games, and are likely ticketed for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Pacers’ D-League squad, as Scott Agness of VigilantSports.com tweets.
With Poythress and Zeisloft no longer in the mix, the Pacers will have to make two more roster cuts to get their roster down to the regular-season limit of 15 players. Julyan Stone, whose salary is only guaranteed for $50K, is the most likely candidate to be waived. Indiana will also have to cut a player with a guaranteed salary, and Jeremy Evans may be that player — he was acquired in a salary-dump deal with the Mavericks and hasn’t played at all for the Pacers during the preseason.