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Alex Poythress waived by the Indiana Pacers


Some unfortunate news from the NBA: former Cat Alex Poythress was waived by the Indiana Pacers today. After signing a free-agent deal with the Pacers back in August, unfortunately, Alex didn’t make a big enough impression to stay on the roster after training camp, playing in two preseason games and scoring only one point.

UPDATE: Not so fast! According to Scott Agness, Alex is expected to play for the Pacers’ D-League team, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants:


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7 Comments for Alex Poythress waived by the Indiana Pacers

  1. playmorezeppelin
    4:49 pm October 17, 2016 Permalink

    Hmm, unfortunate. Still has plenty of time to improve though. Best of luck to him.

  2. Patches
    5:21 pm October 17, 2016 Permalink

    Not a surprise at all, been an underachiever since the day he arrived at UK. Hope he uses his education to make a living as the NBA is just out of his reach.

  3. az1006
    5:49 pm October 17, 2016 Permalink

    I’m afraid Alex’s NBA hopes died when he tore his ACL. He had mostly been an underachiever up to that point, but early in the season, prior to the injury, he really appeared to be coming into his own. Unfortunately, that’s a tough injury to come back from physically and, more in Alex’s case, mentally. He’s likely to never make an NBA roster, but I could easily see him having a solid career overseas if he wants to pursue it. Hate it for him, too, because he seems to be a great kid and had flashes of brilliance throughout his career. Lack of consistency, though, will certainly be his undoing when it comes to the NBA.

  4. plumloopy
    12:10 am October 18, 2016 Permalink

    Stay tough, play overseas if you have to, make a great living and see the world.

  5. EdC
    8:39 am October 18, 2016 Permalink

    Seems like a great guy and I wish him all the best. If you look at his body of work objectively it would be hard to predict he had any real shot at making any NBA team.

  6. tubby b smith
    8:50 am October 18, 2016 Permalink

    he reminds me of morris…all that talent wasted

  7. fauxbobknight
    9:48 am October 18, 2016 Permalink

    Im not sure if he has the hands or the desire to play football but former basketball players turned tight-ends seem to be doing well for themselves.