Mar 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Washington Wizards small forward Chris Singleton (31) drives to the basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Washington Wizards 101-92. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Indiana Pacers Sign Forward Chris Singleton

The Washington Wizards’ main goal this off-season was to retain all of their free agents who contributed to a successful 44-win season. Unfortunately, re-signing Chris Singleton was not something that the Washington Wizards planned on doing this summer.

Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster both had the best seasons of their respective careers with the Wizards, which didn’t leave much playing time for Chris Singleton.

Washington tried to experiment with Chris Singleton at the power forward spot, but he didn’t shoot the ball at a consistent rate from outside and eventually lost his spot in the rotation. The Wizards didn’t pick up the team option on Chris Singleton’s contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Although Chris Singleton averaged just 4.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in three seasons with the Wizards, appearing in just 25 games this past season, the Indiana Pacers have reportedly agreed to a deal with the former 18th overall pick–according to David Pick.

NBA free agent Chris Singleton, I’m told, has committed to deal with the Indiana Pacers.

After Paul George suffered the unfortunate injury that will sideline him for this upcoming season, the Indiana Pacers had to find a way to address their lack of depth at the small forward position. The Pacers were reportedly interested in signing Shawn Marion, but he eventually agreed to join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

There aren’t many intriguing options left in free agency, so it’s not very surprising that Chris Singleton will fill somewhat of a need for the Pacers.

Chris Singleton is a former ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and although that didn’t necessarily translate to the Wizards, he does have potential. The Pacers are a defensive oriented team and Chris Singleton should help on that side of the floor.

Best of luck to Chris Singleton with the Indiana Pacers.

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