Pacers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Paul George, Gordon Hayward Miss Out on Super-Max Contracts After All-NBA Snubs

    Bleacher Report "With the NBA announcing the 15 players who have been named to the All-NBA team for the 2016-17 season, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George and Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward lost more than just recognition after missing out on the team. B/R's Howard Beck provided the list of this season's..." May 18

  • Paul George tweet creates stir

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George created a stir on Twitter Thursday morning when he replied to a tweet by Bleacher Report. The tweet he replied to included a link saying Paul Pierce thinks the Celtics should trade the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. George's reply didn't contain any text. The Celtics were rumored..." May 18

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • Paul George to work out with Kobe Bryant

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to acquire Paul George at some point over the next year or so, and Kobe Bryant may be in the best position to start the recruiting process. In an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” this week, George was asked about the abundance of rumors..." May 16

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Byron Scott: Lakers should trade for Paul George, offer up young players

    CBS Sports "Byron Scott was never a fan of the Lakers' young roster when he was Los Angeles' coach. He publicly blasted them and was notoriously fickle about giving them consistent minutes. With Kobe Bryant on a retirement tour it seemed like Scott was more interested in trying to give Bryant a happy farewell..." May 12

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Suns Jared Dudley: ‘Paul George is not staying in Indiana’

    Sportsnaut "We will surely hear a ton of reports linking Paul George to potential trades once the NBA offseason gets going this summer. George himself wouldn’t commit to remaining with the Indiana Pacers long term after the team lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs last..." May 11

  • Who says the Indiana Pacers have to fall apart?

    USA Today "The sky is falling on the Indiana Pacers. Everybody says so, and everybody can’t be wrong. Can they? But let’s be clear: The sky could be falling on the Pacers. Superstar talent Paul George could be leaving as soon as this offseason. Unrestricted free agent Jeff Teague could get the hint —..." May 10

  • Talk around NBA that Pacers owner could sell team

    Yardbarker "Larry Bird’s resignation as Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations may have just been the first of some major changes in the organization. In the latest episode of his self-titled podcast that was released on Friday, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons said that there are rumors within the NBA..." May 06

  • CJ McCollum Says Paul George ‘Would Look Good in Red and Black’

    SLAM Online "Last week, Blazers guard CJ McCollum was asked on twitter who he thinks Portland should go after in the offseason. McCollum responded with Paul George‘s handle “@Yg_Trece”. George has been the subject of trade rumors for seemingly the past year, and the Pacers reportedly were listening to..." May 04

  • Pacers president on free agency: ‘I love going big-fish hunting’

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Pritchard, the new chief decision-maker for the Indiana Pacers, gave an interview to Dan Dakich of 1070 the Fan on Tuesday and it was, well, it was something. Pritchard, who replaced Larry Bird as the head of basketball operations after Bird stepped down last week, has a tough road ahead..." May 02

  • Pacers president: Paul George, team ‘on the same page’

    Indianapolis Star "Larry Bird and Kevin Pritchard spoke with the media Monday morning in a season-closing press conference. Bird stepped down as the team's President of Basketball Operations, with Pritchard assuming the role. Bird said that he will remain with the organization for another year in a scouting role,..." May 01

  • Larry Bird Officially Steps Down As Pacers President

    Hoops Rumors "The move is official, the Pacers announced on their website. Bird will hold a press conference later today to address his decision. “I felt it was time to step away in a full-time capacity,” Bird said. “This has nothing to do with my health or our team. I’m 60 years old and I want to do other..." May 01

  • C.J. McCollum says he wants the Blazers to go after Paul George this summer

    CBS Sports "Tampering just isn't a thing in the NBA anymore. If you're an executive and you contact an agent or player? Get ready for the swift hammer of justice from the league office. If you're an owner cozying up a potential free agent? Same thing. But a player? As a player you can openly talk to another..." April 29

  • Magic interested in Larry Bird as candidate for president

    Larry Brown Sports "The reverberations of Larry Bird’s decision to step down as Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations are already being felt. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports on Friday that, though Bird’s current plan is to continue on with the Pacers as a consultant, the Orlando Magic are..." April 28

  • Larry Bird Stepping Down As Pacers President

    NESN "Larry Bird’s run with the Indiana Pacers, at least as the man who calls the shots, is effectively over. Bird is stepping down as president of the Pacers, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday, citing sources. Kevin Pritchard will take over basketball operations, with Bird..." April 28

  • CJ McCollum Says He Wants Blazers to Pursue Paul George Trade on Twitter

    Bleacher Report "Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum is aiming high when it comes to his team's offseason plans. When asked on Twitter about whom he wants to see the Blazers target, McCollum responded with the Twitter handle of Indiana Pacers star Paul George:" April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Lakers Should Offer Pacers Brandon Ingram & #3 Pick For Paul George

    The Big Lead "Paul George vented plenty during Indiana’s 4-game sweep at the hands of LeBron and the Cavs, and Sunday might be the final time PG-13 played in a Pacers jersey. George is one of the 10 most talented players in the NBA. At 22, he went toe-to-toe with LeBron and the Heat, losing in Game 7 of the..." April 26

  • Danny Granger on Paul George: 'Can't fault him if he leaves Indiana,' he wants to win

    CBS Sports "The saga over where Paul George will play basketball after his contract with the Indiana Pacers ends next season started long ago, but with the Pacers being eliminated from the playoffs Sunday, and the offseason soon to arrive in full, the conversation is only going to pick up. Former Pacers..." April 26

  • Paul George and Lakers are NBA’s worst-kept secret

    New York Post "The Lakers and Paul George are doing this with all the subtlety of middle schoolers circling their crush. “OMG, no, we can’t tell Paul we like him! Jimmy, can you help me pass along a message?” That was new Lakers basketball boss Magic Johnson, in effect, during a taping last week of “Jimmy..." April 25

  • L2M report: LeBron traveled before go-ahead 3 in Game 4

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James traveled prior to hitting a go-ahead three-pointer in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 106-102 Game 4 playoff win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, according to the NBA's Last Two Minute Report for the game. The report states that LeBron moved his pivot foot at the start of his dribble,..." April 25

  • Paul George told former Pacers teammates he wanted to join the Lakers

    Sporting News "It didn’t take long for Magic Johnson to come to the realization that what he’s got in Laker-land isn’t enough to challenge for an NBA title. Anybody can see what he’s up against. D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle aren’t going to take the Lakers where Magic wants them to go...." April 24

  • Jeff Teague says he wants to stay with Pacers

    Yardbarker "Indiana Pacers point guard Jeff Teague is set to become an unrestricted free agent, but he has voiced his desire to stay with his hometown team. The Indianapolis native said after Sunday’s season-ending loss to Cleveland that he’d prefer to stay with the Pacers. “I love Indiana,” Teague..." April 24

  • Paul George won't commit to Pacers following sweep

    Yardbarker "Indiana Pacers forward Paul George did everything in his power to keep his team competitive against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately for George, he simply did not receive enough help from his supporting cast in what ended up being a four-game sweep by LeBron James and Co. It’s just a..." April 23

  • McMillan: 'There could be a lot of major changes' if Pacers swept

    ABC News "Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan says it's important for his team to come out strong against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday following the worst single-game collapse in NBA playoff history. "We know we have a big mountain to climb. We're not talking right now about winning the series...." April 23

  • Chris Broussard envisions the worst possible Paul George scenario for Lakers fans

    Fox Sports "With each Pacers loss — particularly the gut-wrenching Game 3 in which they blew a 26-point lead — the belief that Paul George is done in Indy is gaining momentum. George is an L.A. native and has expressed interest in playing for the Lakers. He's set to be a free agent in the summer of 2018,..." April 22

  • Jeff Teague guarantees Pacers won't be swept by Cavs

    Indianapolis Star "They produced the greatest offensive half in franchise history. They then followed it with a half that made every fan feel nervous, queasy, and ultimately, sick. The Indiana Pacers had a chance to win Game 3 and establish themselves in their opening-round playoff series against the Cleveland..." April 21

  • Cavaliers erase 26-point deficit, stun Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Trailing by 26 points. On the road. In the NBA playoffs. For most NBA players, even those who play at an elite level, it probably would be best to simply move on to the next game. But not for LeBron James, who added another chapter to his legend Thursday night,..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Pacers' Lance Stephenson on stopping LeBron James: 'You gotta tame him'

    USA Today "No matter the role, Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson is just content to be wearing an NBA uniform. “I’m just happy I’m playing, happy I’m on the court with a playoff team,” Stephenson said in Cleveland earlier this week. Stephenson was an integral part of those two Pacers teams that..." April 20

  • George insists comments were intended to motivate Pacers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Indiana Pacers star Paul George is attacking critics of his recent postgame comments. George calls the notion that he threw teammates under the bus “completely ignorant.” The four-time All-Star insists he was only trying to motivate other players to perform better after losing the first two..." April 20

  • Pacers' Paul George fires back at media's 'complete ignorance'

    Sporting News "After Game 2 of the Pacers' NBA playoff series against the Cavs, Paul George made comments about his teammates that many viewed as critical. He said Lance Stephenson needs to "control himself" and said Myles Turner needs to "take it to the next level." Numerous outlets ran with the quotes, but..." April 19

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Paul George to Lance Stephenson after loss: 'Body language has to improve'

    ESPN "After another excruciating loss in which the Indiana Pacers nearly came all the way back from a late double-digit deficit before succumbing to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Paul George had blunt criticism for more of his teammates. In the Pacers' Game 1 loss to the Cavs, it was CJ Miles whom George..." April 18

  • Glenn Robinson III active, ready to help Pacers in Game 2

    Indianapolis Star "Glenn Robinson III is ready to help the Indiana Pacers in their opening round playoff series. Robinson smiled after he fully participated in the Pacers’ morning shootaround Monday ahead of Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Robinson, who has missed the past 12 games with a sprained left..." April 17

  • Cavs open 2-0 lead over Pacers with 117-111 win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Never mind the blown fourth-quarter leads. After beating the Indiana Pacers 117-111 on Monday night in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series, the Cleveland Cavaliers are feeling pretty good about themselves. The Cavs have never lost a playoff series in..." April 17

  • Pacers confined to hotel Sunday amid manhunt for Cleveland Facebook killer

    USA Today "The Indiana Pacers were told to stay in their team hotel Sunday night because the search for the Facebook killer in Cleveland was still ongoing. "We were instructed to stay put because of the situation that was happening last night," Pacers coach Nate McMillan said during the Monday morning..." April 17

  • Miles: George's gripes justifiable, but 'I did what I was supposed to' on last shot

    NBA.com "The doors to the Pacers’ practice swung open and almost instantly, the dispute over who should have taken Indiana’s last shot in Game 1 of the first-round series against Cleveland was settled. Larry Bird should have taken the last shot. OK, so Bird might not be the guy you’d look to in such..." April 17

  • Paul George upset he did not get final shot for Pacers

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul George is not happy that he didn’t get the last chance to give the Pacers a win over the Cavaliers in Game 1 of their playoff series on Saturday. With George being heavily guarded by Cleveland, C.J. Miles ended up taking the last shot for Indiana. He had a good look at the basket but..." April 16

  • LeBron James after win: ‘We still need to clean things up’

    Yardbarker "The Cleveland Cavaliers won a nail-biter in Game 1 of their opening round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, 109-108. LeBron James was happy that his team got the win, and he was satisfied with the team’s effort and energy. But he believes the team still has some work to..." April 16

  • Miles misfires as Cavaliers stave off Pacers in opener

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers were going to stop at nothing to get the ball out of Paul George's hands with the clock winding down. The idea was to get a stop. Cleveland got the one it needed when C.J. Miles missed a wide-open jumper at the buzzer, and the Cavaliers beat the..." April 15

  • George trade offers were aplenty, but Pacers didn't really consider any

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with IndyStar on Thursday, after the conclusion of the regular season. The wide-ranging conversation included Paul George, bringing the All-Star game to Indianapolis and, of course, Lance Stephenson: Question: What..." April 14