NBA Roundtable

Pacers Retain Jeff Foster

In Free Agency on December 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm

IamaGM.com has the press release

The Indiana Pacers announced Saturday the re-signing of veteran forward/center Jeff Foster to a contract.

The 6-11, 250-pound Foster, a free agent, has been with the Pacers his entire career. He has career averages of 4.9 points per game and 6.9 rebounds. Foster is among the Pacers’ top 10 in 11 different statistical categories.

“Jeff Foster has been and is the kind of player we want in our uniform,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. “His work ethic, his competitiveness, his hustle, the spark he brings to a game and his locker room presence set an example for every player. We are elated to have him back.”

“This has been my home and I’m glad to be staying home,” said Foster. “Very few modern-day athletes have the opportunity to play their entire career in one city. I’m honored to have such a great opportunity in such a great city.”

Excellent move by Indiana. Jeff Foster is still one of the best backup centers in the league.

Offensively, a garbage man who understands his role. Defensively, Foster is a solid defender and high level rebounder who creates lots of extra possessions for his team.

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