Pacers Rumors & News

  • Paul George's R&E Would Be $94M Over Three Years, Expires When Eligible For 35 Percent Max

    Real GM Basketball "In following up on a report that the Boston Celtics could do an extend-and-trade agreement with Paul George and the Indiana Pacers if they manage to sign Gordon Hayward in free agency, Albert Nahmad explained why the scenario makes financial sense. Under that scenario, George would increase his..." June 24

  • Pacers Agree To Sign Ben Moore

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have reached an agreement on a free agent deal with former SMU power forward Ben Moore, according to Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated (via Twitter). Woo reports that Moore’s contract with Indiana will feature a partial guarantee. International basketball journalist David Pick had..." June 23

  • Pacers Decline Team Option For Lavoy Allen

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have declined their 2017/18 team option on Lavoy Allen‘s contract, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports tweets. The big man would have otherwise made $4MM this season. In a report earlier this week, Agness wrote that such a decision was likely citing the forward’s social media accounts..." June 23

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • Report: Celtics believe they can sign Paul George to extension

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics were reportedly in serious discussions with the Indiana Pacers about a Paul George trade on Thursday, and those talks are not necessarily dead just because the 2017 NBA Draft has come and gone. The Celtics are still loaded with future first-round picks, and the Pacers may be..." June 23

  • NBA trade rumors: Multiple teams remain in pursuit of Paul George

    SI "The NBA draft is over, and the rumor mill continues to buzz as usual—with the futures of several stars still in question. Paul George, Kristaps Porzingis and other big names could be on the move, though the passing of the draft likely makes it more difficult to trade. Chris Paul, Gordon..." June 23

  • Paul George-Gordon Hayward-Celtics rumor doesn’t add up

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George reportedly wants to play with Gordon Hayward. George is also reportedly willing to join his desired team (universally accepted to be the Lakers) by means that don’t guarantee the highest salary. Could the Celtics – who are pursuing Hayward in free agency – leverage those conditions..." June 23

  • Pacers GM: Paul George informing us he's leaving 'was a total gut punch'

    Indianapolis Star "Kevin Pritchard hasn’t talked to Paul George since last week at Victory Field for the annual celebrity softball game that was hosted by George. Two days later, Pritchard received a phone call from Aaron Mintz, George’s agent. The message Mintz’s delivered to Pritchard — that George intends to..." June 23

  • Paul George trade talks to Celtics have stalled

    CBS Sports "The Pacers may have found their rental option for Paul George. According to The Vertical, the Celtics were in serious discussions with Indiana to acquire George. Indiana has to trade George or it will end up losing him for nothing in free agency in 2018. It was reported at the start of the week..." June 23

  • NBA Rumors: Celtics, Pacers ‘Engaged In Serious’ Paul George Trade Talks

    NESN "The Boston Celtics didn’t trade for Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler at Thursday night’s 2017 NBA Draft, but they could land the other major superstar on the market in Indiana Pacers forward Paul George. Acquiring George would be a risk for Boston because he reportedly prefers to sign with..." June 22

  • NBA Rumors: Rockets ‘In Trade Pursuit’ Of Pacers Star Paul George

    NESN "The Houston Rockets have an NBA MVP candidate in point guard James Harden, but they don’t have a second major star for their pursuit of a championship. Could Indiana Pacers superstar forward Paul George be that next piece for Houston. George has been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers as a..." June 22

  • Paul George has ‘serious interest’ in trade to Spurs

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Antonio Spurs may be making a run at Paul George, and they would reportedly be willing to trade for him even without a commitment beyond next season. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported on Thursday that the Spurs have a “real shot” at landing George, and the Indiana Pacers star..." June 22

  • Cavs no longer pursuing Paul George or Jimmy Butler

    Cavs Nation "As most basketball fans know, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been engaged in trade talks with Chicago Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler and Indiana Pacers forward Paul George over the last few days. However, a bit of new information has emerged with regards to the matter. According to ESPN’s Brian..." June 22

  • Insider: Trade involving Paul George before Thursday’s draft no longer imminent

    Indianapolis Star "An Indiana Pacers’ trade involving Paul George being completed before Thursday’s NBA draft doesn’t appear imminent. The Pacers, according to multiple league sources, are considering several trade offers for George, but the team doesn’t feel pressure to get a deal done by Thursday. New team..." June 22

  • David Griffin left behind proposals for Cavaliers to trade for Jimmy Butler, Paul George

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin left for his successors potential trades to bring either Chicago's Jimmy Butler or Indiana's Paul George to the team, sources told cleveland.com, and one or more deals Griffin constructed could happen without him. In either case, a third team would..." June 21

  • The Kings Turned Down A Lottery Pick Swap With The Lakers, Denying L.A. Paul George

    Dime Magazine "The Los Angeles Lakers appear to be working really hard in an attempt to get Paul George sometime in the near future. Earlier on Tuesday, the team decided to ship D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov’s unfavorable contract to Brooklyn in exchange for Brook Lopez’s expiring deal and a late first..." June 21

  • Paul George Trade Rumors: Cavs, Clippers, Rockets, Lakers, Wizards Among Suitors

    Bleacher Report "We knew the list of Paul George suitors would be long. Now we have a handful of teams that have reportedly had tangible discussions with the Indiana Pacers ahead of Thursday's NBA draft. ESPN's Marc Stein reported the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards..." June 20

  • Lakers, Pacers discussing Paul George trade ahead of draft

    SI "The Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Lakers have opened up discussions about a potential Paul George trade in the run-up to Thursday’s NBA draft, according to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. It came to light this week through multiple reports that George had informed the Pacers of his..." June 20

  • The Pacers contacted the Warriors about Paul George?

    Indy Sports Central "Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George has reportedly told the Indiana Pacers that he plans to leave the franchise in free agency during the summer of 2018. George’s preferred destination is the Los Angeles Lakers. This story was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports and then..." June 20

  • Larry Bird reluctant to trade Paul George to Lakers because of Celtics rivalry?

    Larry Brown Sports "Is Larry Bird reluctant to trade Paul George to the Lakers because of his hated rivalry with the Western Conference team dating back to his days with the Boston Celtics? That’s what one plugged-in reporter is saying. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Indiana might not want to help the..." June 20

  • Pacers considering Lance Stephenson as point guard for rebuild

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul George has been commanding most of the headlines, but now we’re getting a window into the plan for the Indiana Pacers team he’s about to leave. Gregg Doyel of the Indianapolis Star reports on Monday that the Pacers and general manager Kevin Pritchard are considering making Lance Stephenson..." June 19

  • Lakers Favor Drafting Lonzo Ball, With an Eye on Paul George, LeBron James

    Bleacher Report "For a Los Angeles Lakers franchise that has lost Kobe Bryant and a historic number of games over the past four seasons, the increasing likelihood that Paul George soon arrives and the possibility that LeBron James eventually joins him is a testament to how the power of the brand holds..." June 19

  • LeBron-to-the-Lakers in 2018 Would Be Great for the NBA, Especially if Paul George Joins Him

    The Big Lead "We know the Warriors are set for a couple more years. We know the Cavs are set for one more year, though there will be some tinkering. As much fun as it is to speculate about the departure of Kevin Love, it’s much more likely the Cavs just make tweaks to the roster, like bringing in a 3-and-D guy..." June 19

  • 5 trades the Lakers should immediately offer the Pacers in exchange for Paul George

    Fox Sports "Paul George has reportedly informed the Pacers that he'll leave in free agency at the conclusion of the 2018 season, and his preferred destination is in Los Angeles as a member of the Lakers. Indiana wil almost certainly try to trade George before the season begins, and Magic Johnson should..." June 19

  • Sources say Clippers interested in Paul George trade

    Sporting News "Back at the NBA trade deadline, the Pacers did not take seriously the notion that star forward Paul George was already contemplating his escape from Indiana. Enough rumors and innuendo had spread that executives around the league were calling the Pacers' front office, and while the team fielded..." June 19

  • Pacers reach out to Cavs about possible Paul George deal

    ESPN "After superstar Paul George informed the Indiana Pacers in no uncertain terms he plans to leave the team, the Pacers began shopping George's services this weekend, including a phone call to the Cleveland Cavaliers, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN on Sunday. George reportedly told Indiana he..." June 19

  • Paul George prefers to sign with Lakers as free agent in 2018

    ESPN "Paul George has told the Indiana Pacers that he will not re-sign with the club after next season and the All-Star forward would prefer to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers when he is a free agent 2018, The Vertical reported Sunday. If George, 27, were to sign with the Lakers, it would mark a..." June 19

  • Paul George tells Pacers he plans to leave in 2018, targets Lakers

    SI "All-Star forward Paul George has reportedly told the Pacers that he plans to become a free agent in the summer of 2018 and may look at signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. His agent, Aaron Mintz, wanted to be forthright on his plans to the..." June 18

  • George feels Pacers are close to catching Cavs, but 'need better players'

    ESPN "Paul George says he is committed to playing for the Indiana Pacers next season. After that, it's anybody's guess. The four-time All-Star forward provided clarity on his short-term plan Thursday before playing in a charity softball game just a short walk away from the only NBA arena he's..." June 17

  • Pistons’ Bullock, Pacers’ Ellis suspended after violation of drug policy

    Sportsnet "Detroit Pistons small forward Reggie Bullock and Indiana Pacers guard Monta Ellis have been suspended without pay for five games each after violating terms of the league’s anti-drug policy, the NBA announced on Friday. The suspensions will begin at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. Kevin..." June 16

  • Paul George not planning on talking with LeBron this summer

    Yardbarker "The era of the NBA superteam is upon us, which has left many wondering what kinds of moves the Cleveland Cavaliers can make to compete with the Golden State Warriors. Given that Paul George will be a free agent after next year, some have speculated that the Cavs could make a run at him. But for..." June 16

  • Paul George Says He Plans to Play Out Contract with Pacers

    Bleacher Report "Paul George told reporters Thursday he plans to play out the remainder of his deal with the Indiana Pacers before he becomes a free agent in the summer of 2018, according to the Indianapolis Star's Nate Taylor. "I'm a Pacer," George said, per Taylor. "I'm under contract for next..." June 16

  • When Paul George Becomes Available, LA Lakers Better Have a Legit Squad in Place

    Bleacher Report "Clad in matching purple shirt and shorts, Earvin "Magic" Johnson put his arms around guard Jordan Clarkson, flashing his signature smile. The two shared a moment together on Monday at the Los Angeles Lakers' practice facility. Now heading into his fourth season, Clarkson was in the gym to work..." June 08

  • Pacers’ Paul George Expecting 2nd Child With Woman He Tried To Pay To Not Have The 1st One

    Total Pro Sports "I guess time heals all wounds. Three years ago, rumors were swirling about Paul George getting a stripper, Daniela Rajic, pregnant and then attempting to pay her $1 million to not have the baby. Rajic declined and gave birth to a baby-girl she named Olivia. Rajic then filed a paternity suit,..." June 08

  • Pacers reportedly not seeking trade offers for star Paul George yet

    CBS Sports "The Indiana Pacers have not solicited offers for Paul George despite an expiring contract and diminishing leverage to keep him in town, according to a report from HoopsHype that cites sources around the league. Paul George was left off the All-NBA team for the 2016-17 season, a missed..." June 06

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Olympics considering adding 3-on-3 basketball as event

    Fanrag Sports "The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, appear to have a new event on the horizon. According to the Associated Press, 3-on-3 basketball “is all but certain” to be added to the new list of events, which includes skateboarding and sport climbing. “It would certainly be a perfect fit,” said..." June 04

  • Detroit Pistons interested in Indiana Pacers sharpshooter C.J. Miles

    Indianapolis Star "The Detroit Pistons need shooting, but their cap situation likely prevents an expensive splurge. Indiana Pacers sharpshooter C.J. Miles could provide a solution. An ESPN.com report on Tuesday said Miles, 30, will opt out of the final year of his deal to become an unrestricted free..." June 01

  • Why Adam Silver’s comments on the ‘one-and-done’ rule miss the mark

    Fox Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver joined FS1’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the NBA on Wednesday. And while issues such as “super teams” and resting players are always hot-button, Silver’s most intriguing response may have come following a question on..." June 01

  • Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over that role from David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s..." May 31

  • Sit Down, Be Humble: An NBA Champion's Guide to Ring Chasing

    Bleacher Report "For the last two seasons, veteran power forward David West has sacrificed bigger roles and much bigger contracts for the sake of being on championship-contending teams. So if he fails to win a ring with the Golden State Warriors in the next few weeks, as he did with the San Antonio Spurs this time..." May 31

  • LeBron And Other NBA Stars Are High On ESPN’s List Of 100 Most Popular Athletes

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James isn’t the most popular athlete in the world, but he’s close. ESPN released its annual list of the 100 most popular athletes on the planet on Tuesday, with Cristiano Ronaldo nabbing the top spot again. James, the top NBA player on the list, was second yet again. Other NBA players..." May 30

  • Former Lakers Coach Says Team Will Make Move for Paul George Sooner Than Expected

    12 Up "​The NBA offseason hasn't officially started, but rumors are starting to heat up. Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has been a subject in many recent trade rumors and joining the Los Angeles Lakers could be a very real possibility. As it stands right now, George is under contract with the..." May 28

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Trading Paul George to Lakers or Celtics aren't only options for Pacers

    CBS Sports "The person most upset about Paul George not getting All-NBA honors is definitely Paul George. George missed out on being eligible for an extension worth $70 million more if the media voting had deemed him one of the top six forwards in the league this season. But almost as upset as George..." May 22

  • Pacers get permission from Hornets to interview Chad Buchanan for front office spot

    Pro Basketball Talk "Larry Bird has stepped aside in Indiana, and Kevin Pritchard has taken over as the head of basketball operations for the Pacers. Now Pritchard is starting to round out who he wants in the front office, and he has reached out to Charlotte for that, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. Buchanan is well..." May 20

  • D'Angelo Russell and Julius Randle for Paul George is a Trade Lakers Fans Should Endorse

    The Big Lead "Paul George not making the All-NBA team essentially seals his fate in Indiana – why would the Pacers keep him this summer, and then risk losing him for nothing next summer? If you think Indiana can somehow put together a lineup that could get them to the Eastern Conference Finals next year and..." May 19

  • Damian Lillard Apparently Wants Paul George on Trail Blazers

    Bleacher Report "It appears Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard would welcome Indiana Pacers forward Paul George to the Northwest. While Lillard didn't directly comment on the matter via social media or any other platform Thursday, he did retweet a request from a fan hoping that the two will play..." May 19

  • Lakers Reportedly 'Pretty Confident' It'll Land Paul George in '18

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Lakers believe they'll be able to sign Paul George as a free agent in the summer of 2018, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. George, 27, averaged 23.7 points and 6.6 rebounds in the 2016-17 season for the Indiana Pacers. He's set to become an unrestricted free..." May 18

  • The Hawks Reportedly Offered The Pacers A Crazy Number Of First Round Picks For Paul George

    Uproxx "Paul George missed out on the All-NBA teams that were announced on Thursday, which means the Pacers can’t offer him the super-max extension this offseason that would make him the richest player in the NBA, with a 5-year, $207 million deal. With the Pacers now only able to offer five years and $177..." May 18