Posted August 02, 2013

Pacers forward Chris Copeland expected at training camp after knee surgery

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Chris Copeland signed with the Pacers in July after his rookie season with the Knicks. (Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chris Copeland signed with the Pacers in July after his rookie season with the Knicks. (Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pacers forward Chris Copeland underwent arthroscopic on his left knee, but the team expects him to be ready for training camp.

The surgery to remove a loose body was considered successful and Copeland is expected to recover in six to eight weeks.

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Copeland was signed by the Pacers in July after averaging 8.7 points and 2.1 rebounds a game, and shooting 47.9 percent — 42.1 percent from three-point range — as a 28-year-old rookie with the Knicks last season. He¬†played in Spain, German, Belgium and the NBA Developmental League before the Knicks took a chance on him.

Copeland, 6-foot-8, is expected to give the Pacers another front-line role player off the bench, and provide some of the energy — including hard fouls — they may miss following Tyler Hansbrough’s departure to Toronto.


1 comments
Kuro1
Kuro1

Get Well Soon! Best wishes Chris...