Pacers put 2 players on waivers with regular season looming

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Indiana Pacers forward Omari Johnson (14) poses for a photograph during the NBA basketball team’s media day in Indianapolis, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers have placed Omari Johnson and Elijah Stewart on waivers.

The moves came less than a week before Indiana’s regular season opener against Memphis.

Johnson is a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward who made his NBA debut in 2017. The Oregon State alum did not appear any preseason games with Indiana.

Stewart is a 6-5, 194-pound guard from Southern California. He was averaging 3.5 points and 1.5 rebounds during the preseason.

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