May 16, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Chris Copeland (14) celebrates scoring with small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the third quarter against the Indiana Pacers in game 5 of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffsat Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 85-75. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Pacers Finalizing Deal With Chris Copeland


After testing out the free agency waters, forward Chris Copeland is close to finalizing a deal with the Indiana Pacers. The news surfaced on Friday night. The New York Knicks will have an opportunity to match any deal, but they will not be able to afford to do so because of the big deal they just gave J.R. Smith.

From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:

Copeland was targeted by a number of teams, so the Pacers have to be happy that they were able to land one of their free agent targets. He will be able to provide some additional energy and production to their already impressive line up.

Free agency kicked off just after midnight on Monday, so be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the free agency period as we keep you up to date with the latest news and rumors from around the league.

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