Pacers Waive Jakeenan Gant

6:10pm: The Pacers confirmed the move on Twitter.

5:34pm: Jakeenan Gant, who had an Exhibit 10 contract with the Pacers, has been placed on waivers, tweets Scott Agness of The Athletic.

The 6’8″ forward signed with Indiana in July after going undrafted out of Louisiana-Lafayette. He was named the Sun Belt’s Defensive Player of the Year, averaging 2.7 blocks per game as a senior.

Gant may end up with the Pacers’ G League affiliate in Fort Wayne, where he can earn a bonus of up to $50K if he remains on the roster for 60 days. There was never a clear path to a roster spot with the Pacers, who already have 15 players with guaranteed contracts and both two-way slots already filled.

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