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Pacers sign free agent forward Chris Copeland

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 14, 2013 at 2:46 pm •  Published: July 14, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel says the signing of free agent Chris Copeland gives the team "great versatility off our bench."

The Pacers announced the signing of the 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward on Sunday. Terms of the deal were not released.

Copeland spent the 2012-13 season with the New York Knicks, averaging 8.7 points on 48 percent shooting, including 42 percent from beyond the three-point line, and two rebounds per game.

Before signing with the Knicks, Copeland played overseas in Belgium, Germany and Spain. The University of Colorado product also played one season in the NBA Developmental League with the Fort Worth Flyers, averaging 10 points per game.

Pacers president Larry Bird says Copeland "can come off the bench and create his own shot or get into the paint."