Pacers Rumors & News

  • Paul George says on Instagram he didn't expect the Pacers would trade him

    CBS Sports "Paul George had a rather active offseason. The future for George seemed up in the air after not making All-NBA and a first-round exit from the playoffs. How could the Pacers possibly keep him with the current status of their team? Well, turns out they couldn't because George reportedly informed..." September 23

  • Jarrod Uthoff Agrees To Deal With Pacers

    Real GM Basketball "Jarrod Uthoff has agreed upon a one-year, partially guaranteed deal with the Indiana Pacers. Uthoff shot 46 percent from beyond the arc in the G-league last year before being called up by the Dallas Mavericks." September 22

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • New-Look Pacers Bring "Different Energy"

    NBA.com "Training camp begins next Tuesday, so it's beyond early to evaluate the Pacers. But the initial impression from their workouts together and their time together off the court is that they're more...together. Veterans Paul George, Rodney Stuckey, Monta Ellis, Jeff Teague, Aaron Brooks and Lavoy..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Pacers won't pursue legal action against Lakers for tampering

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers were recently the subject of an NBA investigation after being accused of tampering with former Indiana Pacers star Paul George. The investigation revealed that Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka had a conversation with George’s agent Aaron Mintz, so the Lakers were fined..." September 06

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Durant shocked by OKC trade for George: 'Indiana just gave him away'

    CBS Sports "Lots of teams were in on the Paul George sweepstakes this summer: Cleveland, Boston, the Lakers ... but in the end it was the Oklahoma City Thunder coming out of nowhere to trade for the four-time All-Star. Even more surprising than the team that got him was the package that they sent to the..." August 27

  • Cavs nearly landed George, Bledsoe in 3-team Kyrie trade

    Cavs Nation "Rumors had run rampant of the Cleveland Cavaliers exploring trade options to move Kyrie Irving in order to land big-time free agents, even before the 25-year-old requested a trade. According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, the Cavs were in line to thread a three-team trade with the Indiana Pacers..." August 25

  • Pacers Sign Alex Poythress To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "A year after bringing Alex Poythress to training camp, the Pacers have re-added the former Kentucky standout to their offseason roster, announcing today in a press release that Poythress has signed a two-way contract with the club. Poythress, who will turn 24 in September, didn’t earn a spot on..." August 23

  • Smaller-market teams supporting Pacers in tampering case against Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "The Indiana Pacers are embarking on a noble crusade for the little guy — at least in the eyes of their peers on the NBA totem pole. According to a report by Bob Kravitz of WTHR on Monday, smaller-market teams are supporting the Pacers in their case against the Los Angeles Lakers for allegedly..." August 22

  • Pacers strongly believe they have the Lakers dead to rights, believe they tampered with PG

    WTHR.com "For weeks, even months, the Pacers had heard whispers that the Los Angeles Lakers had been making contact with Paul George's agent, Aaron Mintz, and George's parents. Then Pacers owner Herb Simon, general manager Kevin Pritchard and some other Pacers' officials watched the Magic Johnson yuk-it-up..." August 22

  • 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