Report: Pacers pick up F Leaf’s fourth-year option


The Indiana Pacers are picking up the fourth-year option on forward T.J. Leaf, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday.

The 18th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of UCLA, Leaf is heading into the third season of his rookie contract.

Leaf, 22, averaged 3.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 9.0 minutes in 58 games (one start) in 2018-19.

As a 2017-18 rookie, he came off the bench in 53 games and averaged 2.9 points, 1.5 rebounds and 8.7 minutes per game.