Chris Copeland
Chris Copeland said his left knee is healing as hoped
Will be missed in New York

Chris Copeland said his left knee is healing and he’ll be ready to make his debut with the Indiana Pacers at the beginning of the season.

“Much improved,” Copeland said during a promotional appearance for the opening of a new St. Vincent Performance location in Carmel on Thursday. “I’ve been training hard. Everything is good. It’s not 100 percent, but definitely much better than last year.”

Copeland signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Pacers in July. They lured him from the New York Knicks, where he put together an impressive rookie season after playing overseas for five years.

Reported by Michael Pointer of the Indianapolis Star