Report: Chris Singleton finds new NBA home

Report: Chris Singleton finds new NBA home
September 1, 2014, 1:00 pm
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(Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Singleton has a new home.

The combo forward and ex-Wizard has committed to a deal with the Indiana Pacers, David Pick with reported on Monday.

The 6-foot-9 Singleton only played in 25 games for the Wizards last season, his third NBA campaign and all with Washington. The 2011 first-round pick passed on the opportunity to play overseas for a shot with an NBA club. Singleton worked out for several teams last month. Jan Vesely, Washington's other first round selection in 2011, signed to play In Turkey for the upcoming season.

Indiana is certainly in the hunt for forward help following Paul George's serious leg injury. The other active small forwards on the roster are Chris Copeland, Solomon Hill and international rookie Damjan Rudez. Singleton can also play power forward, but Indiana has that spot covered with David West and Luis Scola.

At this point it's unclear whether Singleton, who owns a career scoring average of 4.1 points, received any kind of guaranteed money or simply a camp invite. He's been a strong defender in the league and that should make Singleton a favorite of head coach Frank Vogel. His presence on Indiana's roster would also give those games with the Wizards even more juice beyond a rematch from the semifinals of the 2014 Eastern Conference playoffs.