Tony East of SI.com (Twitter link) previously reported that Sword would be getting an Exhibit 10 contract from Indiana, while marketing agency RBA Showcase (Twitter link) confirmed Bradshaw’s signing.
In all likelihood, both Sword and Bradshaw will end up as returning rights players for the Indiana Mad Ants (formerly the Fort Wayne Mad Ants), the Pacers’ G League affiliate. Bradshaw played for the team last season, while Sword was a member of the Capital City Go-Go who had his rights acquired earlier this month by the Mad Ants.
An NBAGL veteran who has appeared in more than 200 games at that level, Sword averaged 7.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 22.2 minutes per game last season in 43 appearances for the Go-Go, with a solid shooting line of .566/.387/.725. Bradshaw was a role player for the Mad Ants, averaging 9.2 PPG and 6.0 RPG on .507/.423/.763 shooting in 45 appearances (20.0 MPG).
Both players will earn bonuses worth up to $75K if they’re waived by the Pacers before the regular season and then spend at least 60 days with the Mad Ants.