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Pacers make Jack restricted free agent

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers have made qualifying offers to point guard Jarrett Jack and forward Josh McRoberts, making them restricted free agents.

Jack’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, said Tuesday that his client has enjoyed playing for the Pacers. The Pacers announced the offers in a news release.

Jack averaged a career-high 13.1 points last season while sharing the starting job with T.J. Ford.

McRoberts averaged 2.4 points per game last season.

Free agents can begin negotiating with teams today.

McRoberts will be on the Pacers’ summer league roster, along with first-round draft pick Tyler Hansbrough and second-round draft pick A.J. Price.

The Pacers will participate in the Orlando Summer League, starting July 6.

Roy Hibbert and Brandon Rush, both starters as rookies last season, headline the group. New additions are guards Will Blalock, Trey Johnson, Aaron Jackson and Anthony Smith, guard/forward Derrick Byars, forward Leo Lyons, and centers Courtney Sims and Scott Vander Meer.

– Associated Press