Pacers Rumors & News

  • Paul George-Lakers tampering investigation reportedly centered around Magic

    CBS Sports "Late Saturday evening, it was reported by Peter Vescey that the Pacers were filing tampering charges against the Lakers over Paul George. Indiana had its hand forced when George reportedly informed the front office he didn't plan to re-sign and his preferred destination was the Lakers. The Pacers..." August 20

  • NBA confirms Lakers under investigation for potential tampering with Paul George

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George is not a member of the the Los Angeles Lakers. Yet. The California native has one year to go on his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder after being traded there by the Indiana Pacers. Rumors have been swirling for months about whether George would stay in Indiana, a new city, or..." August 20

  • LeBron James’ Refusal To Commit To Cavs Cost Them Paul George

    NESN "The Cleveland Cavaliers need help to beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, that much is clear. And while the Cavs reportedly tried to acquire Paul George from the Indiana Pacers this offseason, it appears that LeBron James might be the reason the deal wasn’t completed. FOX..." August 20

  • Pacers file tampering charges against Lakers over Paul George

    Bleacher Report "The Indiana Pacers have reportedly filed charges against the Los Angeles Lakers for tampering with Paul George before the All-Star was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Per NBA journalist Peter Vecsey, Pacers owner Herb Simon filed the charges against the Lakers, and the NBA hired an..." August 20

  • Myles Turner on Pacers: “I expect to make the playoffs this year”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last season the Indiana Pacers were just above .500 at 42-40, but that was good enough to be the seven seed and get into the playoffs. Then this summer the team traded Paul George. And lost Jeff Teague in free agency. And started a rebuilding process. However, the guy at the heart of that..." August 15

  • Pacers Sign Damien Wilkins, Ben Moore

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers have signed free agents Damien Wilkins and Ben Moore. The 6-6 Wilkins is a 37-year old veteran who last played in the NBA with Philadelphia in 2012-13, averaging 6.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. Since then he has played in China, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and with NBA Development..." August 15

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Pacers' Turner: 'I expect to make the playoffs this year'

    Indianapolis Star "Myles Turner is the longest tenured player on the Indiana Pacers. Yes, he's 21. Yes, he's just now entering his third season in the league. But that's the current state of the team. That being said, Turner recognizes that he needs to step into more of a leadership role this season. He spoke..." August 10

  • Dan Gilbert: Indiana could've 'done better' in Paul George trade

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert suggested Wednesday that the Indiana Pacers could have gotten a better trade package for Paul George than the eventual deal they received from the Oklahoma City Thunder of Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. "I will say Indy could've done better," Gilbert..." July 26

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Report: Pacers offered Paul George for Kyrie Irving

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers think they were close to trading for Paul George, a text message away from completing a three-team trade with the Pacers and Nuggets that would have sent Kevin Love to Denver. But Cleveland could’ve ensured itself George, whom Indiana ultimately dealt to the Thunder. All the Cavs..." July 25

  • Pacers GM Backed out of Paul George to Cavs, Kevin Love to Nuggets Trade

    Bleacher Report "Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard reportedly backed out of a three-team trade with the Denver Nuggets and Cleveland Cavaliers that would have sent Paul George to Cleveland and Kevin Love to the Denver Nuggets, according to a report Saturday by Ramona Shelburne, Dave McMenamin and..." July 23

  • Cavs rejected Paul George deal & lost out on Chris Paul because of Kyrie Irving

    The Sports Daily "It would be an understatement to say that Kyrie Irving has put the Cleveland Cavaliers in a tough spot. Usually in late July, when summer league is ending and the free agency frenzy has dried up, basketball typically takes a back seat to baseball and the start of football training camp...." July 23

  • Mavs, Heat, Pacers interested in Brandon Rush

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, and the Indiana Pacers have been among the teams showing interest in small forward Brandon Rush, according to ESPN 1500’s Darren Wolfson. All of these three teams could use his three-and-D mold to improve their depth off the bench. Rush spent four of his..." July 21

  • Pacers, Damien Wilkins Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran swingman Damien Wilkins is making an NBA comeback, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders, who reports (via Twitter) that Wilkins and the Pacers have agreed to a one-year deal. It will be a veteran’s minimum contract, per Scotto. Wilkins, 37, has 563 career regular season..." July 20

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Report: Cavaliers were close to trading for Paul George

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers were reportedly close to trading for Jimmy Butler. He apparently wasn’t the only star to slip through Cleveland’s grasp this offseason. Though their pursuit of Butler reportedly fell apart when they ousted general manager David Griffin before the draft, the Cavs stayed in the..." July 18

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Pacers wanted Klay Thompson for Paul George

    San Jose Mercury News "Dealing away Klay Thompson was clearly a non-starter for the Warriors, even when the return package included Paul George. Still, George spent some time thinking about what it would be like to join Golden State. That was before the Pacers traded George to the Thunder, of course. But George..." July 13

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Raptors acquiring C.J. Miles in sign-and-trade deal with Pacers for Cory Joesph

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Raptors have agreed in principle to acquire veteran guard C.J. Miles in a sign-and-trade with the Indiana Pacers, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting. Miles, a free agent, will reportedly sign a three-year $25-million deal with a player option. According to an earlier..." July 09

  • Report: Pacers GM shoots down rumored Celtics offers for Paul George

    CSN New England "Did the Indiana Pacers really turn down three first-round picks and two starters from Danny Ainge on draft night for Paul George? Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard, who a lot of people think sold low on George last week by dealing him to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas..." July 07

  • Bogdanovic signs 2-year, $21M deal with Pacers after Wiz pull qualifying offer

    Sportando " As reported by David Aldridge, the Washington Wizards have renounced to the rights to Bojan Bogdanovic. The player has already agreed to a two-year $21 mln deal with the Pacers, per Adrian Wojnarowski. " July 07

  • Pacers officially trade Paul George to Thunder for Oladipo, Sabonis

    Bleacher Report "The Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder officially finalized the trade between the teams on Thursday that is sending Paul George to the Thunder in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. "We feel very strongly about the potential Victor and Domantas bring to our team and what..." July 06

  • Pacers' Edmond Sumner: Will sign two-year, two-way contract with Pacers

    CBS Sports "Sumner will sign a two-year, two-way contract with the Pacers, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports reports. Sumner was selected by the Pelicans with the 52nd pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, but was then shipped to the Pacers shortly thereafter. He was projected to be a borderline first-round pick at..." July 06

  • Pacers Sign Edmond Sumner

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have signed Edmond Sumner, according to the team’s website. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports hears (Twitter link) that the deal will be for two seasons and it will be the team’s first ever two-way contract. Each team is allowed to..." July 05

  • Indiana Pacers waive Monta Ellis

    Clutch Points "The Indiana Pacers have waived guard Monta Ellis, according to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical. The 31-year-old had one of the worst seasons of his 12-year career since his rookie season, averaging a mere 8.5 points, 3.2 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game in his last of..." July 05

  • Why Paul George is ideal Kevin Durant replacement for Thunder

    Sporting News "Two weeks after it was first reported that Paul George planned to leave the Pacers in the summer of 2018, the franchise traded him to the Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. The move came as a surprise to many around the NBA. George had been linked to a number of contenders since..." July 05

  • Darren Collison to Ink Two-Year, $20 Million Deal With Pacers

    SLAM Online "Free agent point guard Darren Collison has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $20 million pact to return to Indiana. The deal is said to include a partial guarantee on the second year. Collison, 29, has spent the past three seasons in Sacramento." July 05

  • C.J. Miles Drawing Interest From Heat, Hawks, Others

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran swingman C.J. Miles is receiving interest from a handful of teams, according to Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News, who reports (via Twitter) that the Heat, Hawks, and Kings are among the teams in the mix. The Timberwolves also maintain interest in Miles, but don’t currently have the cap..." July 04

  • Monta Ellis Discussing Buyout With Pacers

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers and Monta Ellis are engaged on buyout talks. An agreement between Ellis and the Pacers could be agreed upon by the end of July. Ellis signed a four-year, $44 million deal with the Pacers during the 2015 offseason. While the Pacers are generally shifting towards a..." July 04

  • Raptors in talks for Cory Joseph trade to Pacers

    Hoops Rumors "The Raptors have had discussions about a trade that would send point guard Cory Joseph to Indiana, reports Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). Based on the wording of Scotto’s report, it’s possible those discussions are simply internal ones for the Raptors, but I would imagine..." July 02

  • The Pacers Trading Paul George For Nothing May Go Down as an All-Time Bad NBA Trade

    The Big Lead "The Atlanta Hawks allegedly offered four 1st round picks – none in the lottery – to the Indiana Pacers for Paul George. They were told no. Depending on whom you talk to, the Boston Celtics allegedly offered two starters (Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley or Jae Crowder) and two 1st round picks – at..." July 02

  • Pacers passed on better Paul George trade offers from Celtics, Cavs

    CBS Sports "The Pacers have been roundly mocked for what they received from the Thunder in exchange for Paul George. While Victor Oladipo and former first round pick Domantas Sabonis are both capable players, they're nowhere close to equal return for a star player of George's caliber. The deal only looks..." July 01

  • Did Pacers have to lose Paul George trade this badly?

    USA Today "The Indiana Pacers weren’t going to trade Paul George and win. That just wasn’t going to happen, so let’s not hold Pacers president Kevin Pritchard to an unfair standard and whine that he didn’t get an equitable return for arguably the most talented player in franchise history. Equitable wasn’t..." July 01

  • Celtics reportedly offered multiple 1st-round picks for Paul George

    Larry Brown Sports "Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge has been widely ridiculed for seemingly refusing to part with draft picks and acquire difference-making players on the trade market. Many pushed them to trade for Jimmy Butler and Paul George, but both players went elsewhere. Butler is now with Minnesota, and George..." July 01

  • Thunder Trade For Paul George From Pacers

    Real GM Basketball "The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded for Paul George from the Indiana Pacers for a package including Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. The Pacers have been attempting to trade George after he informed management he intended to leave the franchise in 2018 to join the Los Angeles Lakers." July 01

  • Celtics not including Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, 2018 1st-rounders in trade talks for Paul George

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics have no intentions of letting go of their youth, not even for an All-Star like Paul George. President Danny Ainge is reportedly not willing to include forwards Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, this and last year’s No. 3 overall picks in the draft. Ainge has also halted any..." July 01

  • Jeff Teague Reportedly Commits to Deal With the Minnesota Timberwolves

    Indiana Sports Coverage "The Minnesota Timberwolves and Jeff Teague have possibly already agreed to a contract ahead of free agency, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The terms of the deal are unknown at the current moment but expect details to emerge after free agency begins. Teague played one season with the Indiana..." July 01

  • Rockets GM hints at making move for Paul George or Carmelo Anthony

    Sporting News "The Rockets have made seven trades before the start of free agency, including a blockbuster deal for Clippers guard Chris Paul. But GM Daryl Morey says his front office isn't done trying to add another superstar. In fact, that's part of why Houston made so many trades Wednesday and..." June 30

  • Paul George Is Still Signing With the Lakers in 2018

    The Big Lead "Little bit of breaking news on the Friday before a holiday weekend. Paul George, who still has one year remaining on his contract with the Indiana Pacers, plans to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers when he becomes a free agent next summer. It turns out that George grew up in Palmdale, California,..." June 30

  • Wizards Interested in Otto Porter For Paul George Sign-and-Trade

    SLAM Online "The Washington Wizards would reportedly have interest in a sign-and-trade deal for Paul George centered around Otto Porter and a future draft pick. Washington has been weighing their options with Porter, who will command a lucrative contract as a restricted free agent. According to ESPN’s..." June 30

  • Paul George 'intrigued' by idea of playing with Gordon Hayward

    CBS Sports "Boston is reportedly looking to add both Paul George and Gordon Hayward this offseason, and to the pleasure of Celtics fans, George finds the idea of playing with Utah's star free agent 'intriguing,' according to a report from ESPN. George has informed Indiana he won't re-sign with the team..." June 30

  • Kyrie Irving could go to Jazz in potential Paul George trade

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s NBA offseason rumor time, and we may have our craziest trade rumor yet. SiriusXM NBA host Mitch Lawrence reported on Twitter Thursday that the Cavs, Jazz and Pacers are talking about a potential 3-way trade that would send Paul George and George Hill to Cleveland, and Kyrie Irving to the..." June 30

  • Paul George Getting Traded West Would Leave the East Historically Devoid of Stars

    The Big Lead "With Jimmy Butler going West to the Timberwolves, and Paul George being linked to the Nuggets (unlikely), Rockets (possible), and Lakers (likely), I’m struggling to put together an All-Star team in the East. Maybe Gordon Hayward heads to the Celtics, but he might stay with the Jazz. And what if..." June 30

  • NBA Rumors: Here’s What Pacers Want From Celtics For Paul George Trade

    NESN "There might be a hitch in the Boston Celtics’ master offseason plan. The C’s reportedly are hoping to sign soon-to-be free agent Gordon Hayward and then trade for the Pacers’ Paul George, who’s made it abundantly clear that he wants out of Indiana. The good news for the Celtics is they..." June 29

  • Chad Buchanan Reportedly Will Be Named Pacers General Manager

    Bleacher Report "The Indiana Pacers are planning to hire Charlotte Hornets executive Chad Buchanan as their next general manager. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the news. Buchanan will serve under president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard, who will maintain final say on personnel..." June 29

  • Celtics believe Pacers' price for George too high

    Lakers Nation "The Indiana Pacers continue to weigh their options regarding the seemingly imminent trade of superstar Paul George. Team president Kevin Pritchard has received numerous calls from teams all over the NBA with interest in George but has yet to make a decision on which proposed trade package to take..." June 29