1:24pm: Approximately two hours after announcing his signing, the Pacers have waived Denzel-Dyson, according to the team.
While that may seem cruel, Denzel-Dyson is certainly on board — he should be in line for a bonus worth up to $50K as a result of his short stint on the NBA roster, assuming he signed an Exhibit 10 contract and spends at least two months with Indiana’s G League affiliate.
11:33am: The Pacers have signed free agent guard Demetrius Denzel-Dyson, the team announced today in a press release. The move increases Indiana’s roster count to 18 players for now.
Denzel-Dyson, who went undrafted out of Samford University this spring, averaged 15.2 PPG, 5.0 RPG, and 1.1 APG in 30.8 minutes per contest during his senior year.
I expect Denzel-Dyson’s stay with the Pacers will be very brief. The team doesn’t have room for him on its regular season roster, and likely envisions him as a candidate to play for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Indiana’s G League affiliate. He can be designated as an affiliate player by the Pacers if he’s cut and clears waivers.