Pacers change mind, send Plumlee back to D-League


Just hours after the Indiana Pacers recalled rookie center Miles Plumlee from the NBA's Developmental League, they sent him right back to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

It's the third time he's been sent to Fort Wayne this season. Plumlee is expected to play Tuesday night against Canton. The team did not give a reason for the change.

Indiana selected Plumlee with the 26th pick overall in June's draft. The Indiana native is considered a raw offensive talent.

But despite the Pacers' early-season struggles, the 6-foot-10 rookie has seen little action. He has played a total of 16 minutes in four games, has four points and five rebounds, and has bounced between the Pacers and Fort Wayne.

Saturday's win in Detroit put Indiana at 13-11, one game behind division-leading Chicago.

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