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Report: Pacers to sign Toney Douglas


The Pelicans waived Toney Douglas before having to guarantee the rest of his contract.

The Pacers didn’t submit a claim, but now that he has cleared waivers, they’ll take him.

Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today:

The Pacers probably got a couple advantages by signing Douglas rather than claiming him. If it’s a one-year minimum contract, the NBA will pay a portion of it. That wouldn’t have happened by claiming him, because he was on a two-year deal, even though that was for the minimum. Indiana can also negotiate a new guarantee date rather than Aug. 1 – and that’s particularly important.

The Pacers have 15 players with guaranteed salaries, and their four lowest-paid players – Shayne Whittington, Joseph Young, Rakeem Christmas and Glenn Robinson III – signed this offseason. It’s hard to see Indiana making room for Douglas on its regular-season roster.

George Hill, Monta Ellis, Rodney Stuckey, Joseph Young can all play point guard or some proximity to the position. If Indiana makes a trade, Douglas could provide depth – especially because some of those other players will see most of their minutes on the wing. Otherwise, Douglas probably gets squeezed out in late October.

But at minimum, the six-year veteran will have training camp to make his case. Maybe a point guard-needy team with a roster vacancy will be watching.

Glenn Robinson III dunks while riding a phunkeeduck (VIDEO)

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That is dunking at the speed of Boris Diaw. Nice spin moves, though, is that a 1440?

That is the Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III showing off how to dunk on an eight-foot rim while riding a phunkeeduck. I’m not sure this skill moves him up the Pacers depth chart much, but it’s August so we will share it with you.

So we have two-fifths of our phunkeeduck starting five now, Robinson and J.R. Smith. Although we have yet to see Smith play hoops on  one, it’s our suspicion is that he takes a lot of questionable shots while riding it. Just a wild guess.

Hat tip 8 points, 9 seconds.

Report: Pacers sign Glenn Robinson III to three-year deal

Nathan Hawkins, Glenn Robinson III

The Pacers have continued filling out the end of their bench with young players. On Saturday, they signed Glenn Robinson III to a three-year deal, his agency told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Free-agent forward Glenn Robinson III has agreed to a three-year contract with the Indiana Pacers, his agents Austin Brown and Aaron Mintz of CAA told Yahoo Sports.

Robinson, 21, became an unrestricted free agent after the Philadelphia 76ers declined to make him a qualifying offer.

Robinson was a second-round pick by the Timberwolves in 2014. They waived him midway through his rookie season, and he spent the rest of the year on the Sixers. He averaged 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in 35 games between the two teams — 25 in Minnesota and 10 in Philadelphia.

Glenn Robinson III with two monster dunks — one a 360 — for Hawks (VIDEO)

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LAS VEGAS — Glenn Robinson III was a last-second addition to the Hawks’ Summer League roster, but he has turned a few heads with a couple strong performances.

He also thrilled the Hawks fans on Monday with a couple huge dunks — he put on a better show than half the expensive ones in Vegas.

There was him driving the lane and throwing it down above, but later in the game came the showboat 360 on a breakaway.

76ers out-tank the Heat, but Nets probably save Miami

Hollis Thompson, James Ennis, Tyler Johnson

The Miami Heat started a player they once pledged not to re-sign, their second-best Dragic, someone better known by his previous name, a former second-rounder who played in Australia last season and an undrafted rookie

And they still couldn’t lose.

In a high-stake game with the Heat’s top-10 protected first-round pick on the line, the 76ers dealt Miami a crucial win and dramatically increased the odds of the Heat’s pick going to Philadelphia. But the Nets beat the Magic, probably saving Miami from a huge roster-building letdown.

The Heat hold the No. 10 seed in the lottery and have just a 9.1 percent chance of falling and sending it to the Philadelphia (which got it in the Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade from Cleveland, which got it from Miami in the 2010 LeBron James sign-and-trade). If Brooklyn lost, Miami would have had a 53.1 percent chance of losing the pick.

Still, the 76ers did all they could to tilt the odds in their favor by losing to the Heat tonight.

Actually with just 13 combined players – many of them scrubs, at that – playing, it might be inappropriate to say the Heat beat the 76ers.

Michael Beasley, Zoran Dragic, Henry Walker, James Ennis, Tyler Johnson and Udonis Haslem beat Jerami Grant, Henry Sims, JaKarr Sampson, Robert Covington, Glenn Robinson III, Hollis Thompson and Thomas Robinson.

Four of the Heat’s starters played all 48 minutes with Dragic (41 minutes) and Udonis Haslem (seven minutes) splitting the rest. This was a farce.

The 76ers’ two years of tanking experience paid off. They knew how to get the job done.

It just probably won’t be enough to get Miami’s pick.

That’s the loss that hurts.