Trevor Booker set to sign with Indiana Pacers after release from Philadelphia 76ers
From NBA Twitter and media reports
Veteran forward Trevor Booker expects to sign with the Indiana Pacers following his release from the Philadelphia 76ers.
Booker indicated on his Twitter account that he’s headed to Indiana — even if the team is not yet ready to announce a deal.
Booker tweeted “Indy, let’s work!!!!” on Wednesday afternoon.
According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports and Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype.com, Booker will sign with the Pacers once he clears waivers.
Trevor Booker will sign a minimum deal with the Indiana Pacers for the remainder of the season, once he clears waivers, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 28, 2018
The Philadelphia 76ers are waiving Trevor Booker, sources confirm. After clearing waivers, sources say he will join the Indiana Pacers.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 28, 2018
Booker was waived Wednesday by the Sixers, who needed to clear a roster spot to sign forward-center Ersan Ilyasova.
Asked about Booker following Indiana’s 107-102 loss to Atlanta, Pacers coach Nate McMillan said, “I can’t talk about it.”
The Sixers acquired Booker in their early season trade of Jahlil Okafor to the Brooklyn Nets. The seven-year NBA veteran averaged 15 minutes, 4.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game with Philadelphia.
Booker should be able to help the Pacers on the glass, where they’ve struggled this season. Entering Wednesday, Indiana ranked 19tth in rebounding rate.