The Pacersí Orlando Johnson, right, gets some support from his teammates after returning to the bench during a game against the Chicago Bulls on March 3 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Pacers won 97-92.
Orlando the player. Orlando the city.
This week they are again one as Indiana Pacers guard Orlando Johnson for a second consecutive year is in Florida as part of the team’s summer league roster.
The 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of UC-Santa Barbara demonstrated flashes of potential as a Pacers rookie in 2012-13, playing in 51 of 81 regular-season games and accruing double-digit point totals on four occasions.
All effort is now directed at solidifying not only a roster spot for next season but increased responsibility within the framework of what Pacers head coach Frank Vogel is attempting to accomplish with his Eastern Conference finalists.