Pacers Rumors & News

  • Paul George: 'It's on me' to get Pacers to challenge Cavs

    The Score "The Indiana Pacers were right there. They'd come up short in the Eastern Conference finals two years in a row when Paul George suffered a horrific leg injury in a Team USA scrimmage. They missed the subsequent playoffs after the star forward missed most of 2014-15. This past postseason, he..." July 24

  • Why Paul George continues to chase Olympic dream after devastating injury

    Yahoo! Sports "During that traumatic, disquieting time when Paul George went from crashing into a basket stanchion to being carted off the floor, strapped on a gurney, at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center two years ago, Team USA participants lowered their heads in silence, prayed softly to themselves or turned away in..." July 23

  • Ty Lawson: A team will ‘get me for cheaper than I feel I’m worth,’ misconception that I drink too much

    Pro Basketball Talk "A year ago, Ty Lawson allowed his guaranteed $13,213,482 salary for the upcoming season to become fully unguaranteed. Now, after the Rockets waived him, Lawson is a free agent who won’t recoup much of the money he sacrificed. Not only does Lawson have the stain of two DUIs in a six-month..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • George Hill found out he was traded in a Larry Bird voicemail

    The Comeback "Finding out you’ve been traded is kind of like getting broken up with. You’d rather find out face to face out of respect than via phone call or text message. Apparently, George Hill learned that he had been traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Utah Jazz from a voicemail left on his phone from..." July 18

  • Aaron Brooks agrees to 1-year deal with Pacers

    Today's Fastbreak "Veteran point guard Aaron Brooks has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Indiana Pacers, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Charania reported a week ago that Brooks was nearing a deal with Indiana, and now finally an agreement has been reached. With this addition, it’s..." July 18

  • Jalen Rose and First Take Host Molly Qerim Are Dating

    The Big Lead "Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim are dating, as evidenced by the photos shared by Jalen Rose on social media above and below. The relationship is now public. Rose is the co-host of the ESPN Radio program Jalen & Jacoby, and also an analyst on ESPN’s NBA Countdown studio show." July 13

  • Jeff Teague moves into parents' basement

    Sporting News "New Pacer Jeff Teague is a millennial at heart. And what do millennials do? They live at home with mom and dad. After being traded to his hometown Pacers this offseason — he's from Indianapolis — Teague decided to shack up in his parent’s basement instead of finding his own place. And likely to..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Report: Pacers sign Georges Niang to three-year deal

    Indy Cornrows "After a solid showing during the Orlando Pro Summer League, the Pacers committed to second-round pick (No. 50 overall) Georges Niang, officially announcing the rook's signing on Monday. Second round picks aren't guaranteed a contract or spot on the team after the draft, but the Pacers will give..." July 12

  • Aaron Brooks nearing deal with Pacers

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent guard Aaron Brooks is in advanced discussions on a one-year deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told The Vertical. Brooks and the Pacers are progressing in negotiations, and a formal agreement is likely to come Monday, sources said. Brooks, 31, would give the Pacers a..." July 11

  • Jeff Teague on Pacers Trade, Hawks Exit, Expectations

    Basketball Insiders "The Indiana Pacers have been extremely busy this offseason, adding veterans like Jeff Teague, Thaddeus Young and Al Jefferson to a core that already includes Paul George, Monta Ellis, Myles Turner and C.J. Miles among others. Team president Larry Bird also replaced long-time head coach Frank Vogel..." July 11

  • Al Jefferson said that he didn't talk to any other teams in free agency

    NBA.com "Jefferson a Natural Fit with Pacers by Mark Montieth Pacers.com Writer @MarkMontieth Posted: Jul 08, 2016 Facebook Google Plus Twitter Link Al Jefferson had a feeling all along last season. With his contract due to expire and Charlotte needing to devote its financial..." July 10

  • Pacers must pick between Ellis and Stuckey

    Indy Cornrows "Monta Ellis or Rodney Stuckey? Larry Bird needs to pick one because he can’t have both. The team doesn’t need two combo guards who need the ball in their hands, who shoot a low percentage from deep, who struggle defensively, and who have injury issues. It’s time to show one, or both, of them..." July 09

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Mavericks' Jeremy Evans: Dealt to Pacers

    CBS Sports "Evans was traded to the Pacers on Wednesday, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports. The deal is reportedly a salary dump, so the Mavs are likely receiving either cash considerations or a future second-round pick. Evans, best known for his dunking ability, appeared in only 30 games last season, averaging..." July 06

  • Vogel on Larry Bird: 'He's different and you still love him'

    The Score "In the wake of Frank Vogel's dismissal by the Indiana Pacers in May, team president and NBA legend Larry Bird was hit with some significant blowback. Many felt the move was harsh, but Vogel isn't one to hold a grudge. The new Orlando Magic coach even had lunch with Bird on Monday. "Larry's..." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Insider: Lance Stephenson open to rejoining Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "As Larry Bird continues to revamp the Indiana Pacers’ roster this offseason, his next move could be the return of a player who previously flourished under his watch: Lance Stephenson. Stephenson has discussed the possibility of agreeing to a multiyear deal with the Pacers, a league source..." July 04

  • Rudy Gay to Indiana Pacers for Monta Ellis Almost Done

    Yibada "While the free agency frenzy has started, one team that does not have much luck is the Sacramento Kings. They continue to strike out on their targets and as such, they need to scour the trade market to upgrade their roster. One of their targets last year was Monta Ellis, but he shunned them and..." July 03

  • Wizards decide to sign center Ian Mahinmi on $64 million deal

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Soon after the Wizards learned they came up short in the sweepstakes to land Al Horford, they pivoted to free-agent center Ian Mahinmi and secured him on a four-year deal for $64 million, league sources told CSNmidatlantic.com on Saturday. Mahinmi, a 6-11 center, had the best season of his..." July 03

  • Wizards interested in Ian Mahinmi, according to report

    Bullets Forever "The Wizards need to shore up their depth at every position this summer, but center is arguably the most important place to have a good backup in place, since Gortat is the oldest member of Washington’s starting five next season. That said, the first center connected with the team is an interesting..." July 02

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • Portland Could Be Chasing Ian Mahinmi

    Blazer's Edge "Blazers are reportedly making inquiries about Indiana Pacers free agent center Ian Mahinmi. David Aldridge has named Portland as one of the teams chasing Ian Mahinmi on the free agent market. The news comes in the wake of another report saying the opposite. After missing out on Chandler..." July 02

  • Rumor: Kings and Pacers discussing a deal for Rudy Gay

    Sactown Royalty "It's widely known that the Kings are shopping Rudy Gay around, and the Bee's Jason Jones added fuel to that fire earlier today when he said there is a "growing belief around the league" that the Kings will trade Rudy. Evan Massey, a sports contributor for Forbes, has heard that the Kings and..." July 01

  • Report: Spurs among 7 teams in hunt for Ian Mahinmi

    The Score "After a big chunk of the NBA free-agent market got bitten off Friday, teams are swarming the remaining available players like moths to a flame. Free-agent center Ian Mahinmi is one such player, and he reportedly has at least seven teams currently pursuing him. The San Antonio Spurs,..." July 01

  • Solomon Hill Agrees To Four-Year, $52M Deal With Pelicans

    Real GM Basketball "The New Orleans Pelicans have reached a verbal agreement on a four-year, $52 million deal with Solomon Hill." July 01

  • Al Jefferson agrees to $30 million deal with Pacers, per report

    SB Nation "Al Jefferson has never spent more than three seasons with a team. That includes stints with Boston, Minnesota, Utah -- and now Charlotte. The veteran center will leave the Hornets after signing a three-year, $30 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers are betting Jefferson's..." July 01

  • Pacers’ Georges Niang plans to overcome athletic limitations with IQ, versatility

    Indianapolis Star "He is not the tallest, the fastest or the most athletic. Georges Niang, though, has always excelled in his basketball career because of his versatile skill set and a thirst to gain as much knowledge as possible. Niang explained that is what led to him being selected by the Indiana Pacers with..." June 29

  • Utah Jazz have interest in Pacers’ Solomon Hill, sources say

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz have expressed interest in acquiring Indiana forward Solomon Hill once the free agency period opens on Friday at midnight, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. Hill's situation is a bit unique. A former first round pick of the Pacers, Hill is entering his fourth NBA season, and..." June 28

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Nets trade Thaddeus Young to Pacers for No. 20 pick

    The Score "The Brooklyn Nets will indeed have a first-round pick in Thursday's draft. The Nets have traded power forward Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers, in exchange for the Pacers' No. 20 pick and a future second-rounder, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowksi reports." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • The Hawks have reportedly traded Jeff Teague to the Pacers

    SB Nation "The Atlanta Hawks have traded point guard Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers as part of a three-team trade, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Utah Jazz will receive Pacers point guard George Hill in the deal, according to Wojnarowski. More details to come." June 22

  • Pacers acquire Teague in three-way deal with Hawks, Jazz

    SI "The Indiana Pacers have acquired point guard Jeff Teague from the Atlanta Hawks in a three way deal also involving the Utah Jazz, The Vertical reports. The Pacers will reportedly send point guard George Hill to the Jazz as part of the trade. The Jazz will send the No. 12 pick to the..." June 22

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Five potential trade destinations for Derrick Rose

    Sportsnaut "While a lot of the talk surrounding the Chicago Bulls has involved Jimmy Butler, there’s a growing sense that the team might look to move former MVP Derrick Rose this summer instead. This makes a ton of sense for multiple reasons. First off, it’s become readily apparent that Butler and Rose..." June 16

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Why the Pacers need to explore a trade for Kenneth Faried

    Indy Cornrows "It has been clear for some time now that the Pacers have needed to put an athletic power forward with an inside presence next to Myles Turner. The athleticism is needed purely because Turner is young and energetic and needs someone who can keep up with him in an up tempo offensive system. An..." June 12

  • Nate McMillan begins implementing his plan for Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "A month into his new job, Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan has tried to find the right balance between continuity and change for his team. McMillan shared his excitement for next season Thursday and explained why this summer is a pivotal time for the players. He has spent his summer working –..." June 11

  • Paul George confirms intention to play in Rio Olympics

    The Score "It looks like Paul George will suit up for the U.S. Olympic team after all. After going back and forth regarding his Olympic future, George confirmed his plans to join the national team, telling the Indy Star's Nate Taylor that he "intends to play" in Rio this summer. The Indiana Pacers forward..." June 09

  • Pacers to add advertising to jerseys

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers executives are discussing a new revenue opportunity that would have been seen as taboo just two decades ago: a corporate logo stitched onto the team’s uniforms. Rick Fuson, the Pacers’ chief operations officer, said the franchise is supportive of having an advertisement on the..." June 09

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

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