Backup point guard Travis Diener said today that he will return to the Indiana Pacers next season.
Diener could have opted out of his contract and become a free agent. Instead, he will make $1.7 million next season.
"I like playing for coach (Jim) O'Brien," Diener said. "He has a system that fits my style, and I'm looking forward to returning to a team that is going in the right direction."
Diener averaged 3.7 points in 55 games last season.