January 30, 2019, 10:05 amEdmond SumnerG, Indiana Pacers
In his first career NBA start, Edmond Sumner shot 1-of-10 from the field and took part in the Pacers worst loss of the season but the team will be patient with him moving forward.
Victor Oladipo is out for the year while Tyreke Evans is slowly recovering from a minor car accident as the Pacers are currently desperate for any backcourt help. Defensively, the Xavier product was a menace on Monday, tipping passes and harassing ball-handlers and the expectation is that Sumner, who is a fast-learner, will be able to get up to speed quickly. Nate McMillan did not sound optimistic about Evans returning to the Pacers during their upcoming four-game road trip, which begins Wednesday in Washington, so Sumner will continue to start and is worth a speculative add in deeper leagues.
Source: Indy Star