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Mad Ants Acquire Rights to Norvel Pelle in Trade

September 14, 2022 - NBA G League (G League) - Fort Wayne Mad Ants News Release


The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, have acquired the returning player rights to Norvel Pelle in a trade with the Cleveland Charge.

The Mad Ants will also acquire the Charge's 2nd-round pick in the 2023 NBA G League Draft.

In exchange, Cleveland receives the returning player rights to Nate Hinton.

Pelle spent last season with the Charge as well on 10-day contracts with the Boston Celtics and Utah Jazz. He appeared in three games with the Jazz, averaging 6.3 minutes and two points per contest.

In 19 games with the Charge in the 2021-2022 NBA G League Regular Season, Pelle averaged 6.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. During the nine games of the Showcase season in 2021, Pelle averaged 8.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Pelle has spent parts of two seasons with the Charge and previously parts of four other seasons with the Delaware Blue Coats.

Overall, Pelle has played 40 games in the NBA, averaging 2.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. He first appeared in the NBA with Philadelphia in the 2019-2020 season and has also played with Brooklyn, Sacramento and New York. Pelle has also played internationally in Taiwan, Lebanon and Italy. Though born in Antinqua and Barbuda, Pelle has represented Lebanon in international play in the past.

The trade is not subject to physicals.


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