Pacers sign guard Sumner to two-year contract

Pacers guard Edmond Sumner has seen his opportunities and minutes increase lately.

The Indiana Pacers have signed guard Edmond Sumner to a two-year contract, with a team option on the second year, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.

Sumner has spent the previous two years with the Pacers on a two-way contract.

Sumner is 6-foot-6 and was selected with the No. 52 pick in 2017. He has appeared in 18 career games, averaging 2.4 points. But he has been given more of an opportunity lately, appearing in the Pacers’ last eight games.

The Pacers are trying to overcome the loss of All-Star guard Victor Oladipo. They also signed veteran shooting guard Wesley Matthews, waived last week by the New York Knicks.