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    Default Pacers sign Young, Gaines, Ahearn.

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    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they have signed free agents Sam Young, Sundiata Gaines and Blake Ahearn to contracts. Per club policy, terms of the contracts are not released.

    Young is a 6-6 small forward/shooting guard who has played three NBA seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers. He has career averages of 6.6 points per game and 1.8 rebounds per game. He was a second-round pick (36th overall) of the Grizzlies in the 2009 NBA Draft.

    Gaines is a 6-1 point guard who was undrafted out of Georgia in 2008. He has played with Utah, Minnesota, Toronto and New Jersey with career averages of 5.1 ppg and 2.2 assists per game. He has played 113 games in the NBA. Ahearn was undrafted in 2007 after playing at Missouri State. A 6-2 guard, Ahearn has 19 games NBA experience with Miami, San Antonio and Utah with a career average of 2.5 ppg. He has also played in Europe and the NBA D-League where in 2011-12 he was the league’s leading scorer at 23.8 ppg. He is also the D-League’s all-time leader in points.
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    All camp contracts I assume. Like Sam Young's game, would actually be comfortable with him playing regular rotation minutes.

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    Default Re: Pacers sign Young, Gaines, Ahearn.

    Sam Young is an intresting signing. Gaines and Ahearn don't excite but Young , I like for at least a camp look.

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    Default Re: Pacers sign Young, Gaines, Ahearn.

    ugh, still thin on the front line! Why do we need all these guards? We only have 3 bigs, need a 4th.
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    I remember watching Sundiata Gaines play and thinking "That guy's a decent basketball player".

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    Default Re: Pacers sign Young, Gaines, Ahearn.

    Somply a matter of Filling out our roster. I see Young making the team easily. Good defender, and is athletic. Gaines is prob insurance in case of injury.

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    ugh, still thin on the front line! Why do we need all these guards? We only have 3 bigs, need a 4th.
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    West, Roy, Tyler, Ian, Miles...

    I'm ok with all 3 signings... Nothing special there but all 3 are 3rd stringers playing 3rd string... Sam is probably the most intriguing...
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    ugh, still thin on the front line! Why do we need all these guards? We only have 3 bigs, need a 4th.
    ? Do you mean 3 bench bigs? I agree we could use another big for depth, but idk who's available that's better than/would compliment what we already have.

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    I like Sam Young. He is a big swingman with good athleticism. I recall that he was quite liked by Memphis fans. So, I like the pickup.

    I also like the signing of Blake Ahearn. He is too reliable of a FT shooter for me not to like.

    As far as Sundiata Gaines is concerned. Well, I am not thrilled about that signing. But if the price is low then I won't complain. As far as I know he is not a negative presence at least.

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    I remember watching Sundiata Gaines play and thinking "That guy's a decent basketball player".
    Yup, same with Young. If Lance isn't ready either one will fill in fine.

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    ? Do you mean 3 bench bigs? I agree we could use another big for depth, but idk who's available that's better than/would compliment what we already have.
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    Default Re: Pacers sign Young, Gaines, Ahearn.

    Sam Young has a pretty good chance to make the team. He'd instantly become our best perimeter defender off the bench and is probably the only true SF we have as a reserve.

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    West, Roy, Tyler, Ian, Miles...

    I'm ok with all 3 signings... Nothing special there but all 3 are 3rd stringers playing 3rd string... Sam is probably the most intriguing...
    I do not consider Tyler as a big, he can't protect the rim. Neither can West. But West is a defined asset, where Tyler is lucky to be receiving playing time.
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    Default Re: Pacers sign Young, Gaines, Ahearn.

    Surprising that we were able to get Sam Young in what was probably a camp deal. Thought his stock was higher.

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    Surprising that we were able to get Sam Young in what was probably a camp deal. Thought his stock was higher.
    I was surprised too.

    I think he has a real chance to make the roster.
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    Default Re: Pacers sign Young, Gaines, Ahearn.

    I like Gaines and Sam Young, both tough defensive-minded players. Gaines had a nice rookie season with the Jazz but has kind of tailed off since. Ahearn, well, I suppose he could be useful as a shooting specialist.

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    Good camp bodies these guys. good job KP and Donnie

    I like Sam Young because we do have an opening for another wing bench player.

    Gaines im pretty meh on 3rd stinger guard at best

    Ahearn have not really seen him play.

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    Default Re: Pacers sign Young, Gaines, Ahearn.

    I love Gaines as a 3rd pg good defender terrible on offense. But at least he has a skill we need. Sam Young not sure if I like he hasn't been heathly but he is worth a look.

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    Default Re: Pacers sign Young, Gaines, Ahearn.

    Does any of this possibly mean that Lance will not be given the same opportunities under Walsh/Pritchard that he had under Bird/Morway?

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    West, Roy, Tyler, Ian, Miles...

    I'm ok with all 3 signings... Nothing special there but all 3 are 3rd stringers playing 3rd string... Sam is probably the most intriguing...
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    Default Re: Pacers sign Young, Gaines, Ahearn.

    When I saw the title of this thread I was hoping the Pacers had signed Alex Young. I wanna see him make the league.

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    Does any of this possibly mean that Lance will not be given the same opportunities under Walsh/Pritchard that he had under Bird/Morway?
    Lance will be the backup SG from all reports it's his to lose. Vogel has already said Lance is his backup SG and a key to the team next year. Obviously if he sucks in camp im guessing that can change but from reports he will be given every chance to show he belongs as a scorer off the bench this is a make or break year for him is what Wells thinks.

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    Default Re: Pacers sign Young, Gaines, Ahearn.

    Young isn't a bad player, he's athletic and a good defender, he was actually quite good his first 2 years in Memphis putting up 8 ppg in only 16 minutes while playing good defense, if he's healthy he should make the roster, and may get playing time if Lance doesn't make good on his opportunity to impress. Gaines wouldn't be a horrible 3rd stringer in case DJ or George gets injured, but nothing to get excited about.

    Could've signed much worse end of the benchers/ camp bodies on the cheap.

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    Default Re: Pacers sign Young, Gaines, Ahearn.

    Anyone remember when Sam Young was working out in Indy before the draft? He did the vertical jump test, where you have all of those little blinds to knock and then they measure how high you jumped??? Well one of them slice the inside of his arm open with a nasty gash, IIRC. He taped it up, went to the next workout. Dudes tough, if anything.

    I'm all over Sam Young getting a fair shot, not just to be 15th guy, but to really have a chance to contribute. I've always liked him, even back in college. He's a plus defender, bulldog at the wing, fits the whole smashmouth identity. Won't give you alot of offense, but I could see him being a Tony Allen type, if he continues to show his value. I agree, very surprising on training camp contract.
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