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AJ Price
AJ Price
Position: None
Born: 10/07/86
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:185 lbs. / 83.9 kg.
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In his previous nine appearances before Wednesday, Price, 28, helped steady the second unit by averaging 10.4 points and 2.4 assists. Price scored 22 points during a Nov. 10 win over Utah, only his third game with the Pacers. Also, Price made 34.3 percent of his 3-pointers and even knocked down a deep shot in the fourth quarter against Dallas on Monday that pulled the Pacers ahead to a nine-point lead. “I think I played decent. I played well,” Price said. “Hopefully, I’ve done enough to stick around somewhere.”
He’s a hardship case, an emergency acquisition, a temp worker of sorts. NBA teams can exceed the 15-player limit when at least four players are injured for at least two weeks and miss at least three games. The Pacers have gone beyond that, with Paul George, George Hill, David West, C.J. Watson and Rodney Stuckey rehabbing injuries and C.J. Miles out for the past three games with a migraine. So, they called him at his home in Baldwin, N.Y. last Wednesday evening, about 10 p.m., to invite him to join them for Friday’s game at Boston – but even then only after their first choice, Gal Mekel, had visa issues. Problem is, West and Watson could return by the end of the week, and Miles could return anytime, which puts Price’s status in jeopardy.
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The Indiana Pacers are working to complete the signing of free-agent guard A.J. Price after abandoning plans to sign Gal Mekel because of a procedural snag with Mekel’s visa, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Pacers, after Wednesday flying Mekel to Boston so he could meet the team there Thursday, pulled out of a deal to sign the Israeli point guard upon learning that Mekel’s visa that allows him to play in the NBA would likely not be renewed until Friday in the wake of his recent release by the Dallas Mavericks.