The Indiana Pacers traded winger Edmond Sumner and a second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Brooklyn will give up Sumner, according to Wojnarowski. The Pacers will be Juan Pablo Vaulet in the deal according to Hoops Hype’s Michael Scotto.
The Pacers are effectively trading a second-round pick – which they received from Miami – in order to free up $ 2.3 million below the salary cap. He gives the Pacers about $ 3 million below the tax threshold.
Sumner tore his Achilles heel before training camp and will miss the season.
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Vaulet was a second-round pick for the Hornets in 2015 and did not play in the NBA.
The Pacers have also signed a contract with free agent goaltender Brad Wanamaker for a training camp, according to Wojnarowski. He will compete for the third place leader. He averaged 5.7 points and 2.4 assists over a three-year NBA career with Boston, Golden State and Charlotte.
Sumner played a career-high 16.2 minutes per game last season, notching career best scores (7.5 points per game), rebounds (1.8), field goal percentage (0.525 ) and the percentage of 3 points (0.398).
Sumner was particularly effective in April, recording a 20-point back-to-back performance against the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic.
The torn Achilles is the latest in a series of injuries Sumner sustained throughout his career. At Xavier, Sumner faced tendonitis, concussion and lingering shoulder problems before an ACL tear ended his junior season after 21 games.
After spending most of his first two seasons as a pro in the G League, Sumner started the first three games of the 2019-20 season before an undisplaced fracture of the right third metacarpal forced him to retire for a month. Sumner has never played a full season in the NBA.