Wilkins was waived by the Pacers on Sunday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Wilkins saw an expanded role over the last few games with the Pacers dealing with injuries, including a start on Saturday where he scored 11 points over 22 minutes. However, the Pacers are now set to wave the 37-year-old veteran, as his contract was going to guarantee today and Indiana desired some roster flexibility moving forward. Wilkins could head to G-League if he fails to receive interest elsewhere. No mater where he lands, he likely won't be a fantasy asset.
Wilkins will draw the start in place of Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) for Saturday's contest against the Bulls, Pat Boylan of Fox Sports Indiana reports. Wilkins saw extended run during Dec. 31's game against Minnesota, playing 27 minutes and posting five points, three rebounds and two assists. He could be in for a similar role and workload during Saturday's contest.
Wilkins went for three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and one block in five minutes during Tuesday's 108-89 win over Haifa Maccabi. Wilkins hit double figures in scoring in two of the three preseason games prior to Tuesday, and he was also averaging 24.0 minutes per night. At 37 years old, Wilkins is not on the fantasy radar outside of the deepest leagues, but the injury to fellow small forward Glenn Robinson III (ankle) opens up minutes at the club's thinnest position. In other words, don't be that surprised if Wilkins is the primary backup to Bojan Bogdanovic until Robinson returns.
Wilkins and the Pacers have agreed to a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum, Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders reports. Wilkins spent this past season with the D-League's Greensboro Swarm, but at 37 years old, it'll be tough for the veteran to crack Indiana's rotation. He hasn't seen any minutes at the NBA level since 2012-2013 when he averaged 6.4 points per game with the 76ers.
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