Pacers Rumors & News

  • Victor Oladipo 'has found the perfect home'

    Indianapolis Star "When she was pregnant with Victor Oladipo, Joan Oladipo dreamed she met Hakeem Olajuwon, the Hall of Fame center. In her dream, Olajuwon gave her an autographed basketball. "I was having twins, Victor and his sister (Victoria)," said Mrs. Oladipo. "I told their father about the dream. I told..." January 18

  • Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?

    NBC Sports Boston "Three Houston Rockets players entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ training room before being stopped by security but not before a profanity-laced exchange that’s sure to result in fines and possibly some suspensions. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo threw a punch – and barely missed – hitting Minnesota’s..." January 18

  • Myles Turner to miss at least four more games with elbow injury

    Fox Sports Indiana "Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner’s left elbow injury will not require surgery, but he will be out a while longer, the team announced Monday. Turner’s injury, suffered Jan. 8 against Milwaukee, was diagnosed as a ligament sprain and muscle strain. He is wearing an elbow brace." January 15

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15

  • Pacers To Sign Ben Moore To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers will fill their open two-way slot by signing former SMU forward Ben Moore, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link). Moore will slide into the two-way opening created last month when Indiana signed two-way player Alex Poythress to a standard NBA contract. Moore, 22,..." January 12

  • Who Are The NBA’s Best And Worst Scorers In The Clutch This Season?

    Dime Magazine "Being “clutch” comes to define a superstar, for better or worse, and it can be hard to shake perception from reality once a reputation is built. Take for example LeBron James, who has become one of the NBA’s best players in crunch time over the past seven or eight seasons but still gets criticized..." January 11

  • Adam Silver on not televising All-Star draft: ‘The goal was to improve the All-Star game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early indications the NBA wouldn’t televise the new All-Star draft were met with swift opposition from fans and media. Yet, the league isn’t budging. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, via NBA TV: Should there be a public selection? Now, I get it. Yes, it would be more fun if we had that kind..." January 11

  • Myles Turner to miss next 2 games with elbow injury

    Fanrag Sports "Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner will miss the next two games due to an elbow injury, according to the team. The Pacers will take on the Miami Heat Wednesday night and will battle the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. Turner originally suffered the injury during Indiana’s win over the Milwaukee..." January 10

  • Pacers Waive Damien Wilkins

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers have requested waivers on forward Damien Wilkins." January 08

  • Stephen Jackson working on a documentary about the Malice at the Palace

    Clutch Points "The date was Nov. 19, 2004. A day in NBA history, more than 13 years ago, that will forever live in infamy as one of the league’s darkest events, as the then-defending champion Detroit Pistons hosted the Indiana Pacers at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Late in the fourth quarter, with the game..." January 08

  • Report: Kyrie Irving Trade for Paul George, Eric Bledsoe Was Explored by Cavs

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly were in talks to trade Kyrie Irving to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team deal in June, according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN: "In mid-June, shortly before [former general manager David] Griffin left, team and league sources confirm, the Cavs explored a..." January 04

  • 0-3 without Victor Oladipo, Pacers struggling to find answers

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers aren’t kidding themselves. They knew they’d struggle without their leading scorer. What team wouldn’t? However, they didn’t expect that a neutralized Victor Oladipo would have such a profound negative effect on their effort, energy and intensity over the past three games, all..." January 02

  • LaVar Ball is the founder of the NBA, according to Google

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball just keeps on padding his resume. To ring in the New Year, a Google glitch has everyone turning their heads to answer a common question: Who founded the NBA? For the time being, if users google to find out who the NBA's founder is, it turns up none other than Mr. Ball. Ball, who was..." January 02

  • Al Jefferson calls out Pacers for lack of effort

    Larry Brown Sports "Al Jefferson called out his Indiana Pacers for a lack of effort following Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Jefferson, 32, has only played limited minutes this season, though he saw 18 minutes against Minnesota. The Pacers have lost four in a row, including two by wide margins." January 01

  • Pacers Sign Alex Poythress

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have signed second-year forward Alex Poythress to an NBA contract, the team announced in a press release on Thursday. Poythress was a two-way player splitting time between the Pacers and the G League affiliate, Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Poythress will now be with the Pacers moving..." December 28

  • Meeting held to discuss tensions between refs, players

    ESPN "After Lee Seham, the general counsel for the National Basketball Referees Association, had grown increasingly dissatisfied working with the NBA on contentious issues between game officials and players, he called the players association's executive director, Michele Roberts: Let's get together and..." December 21

  • Oladipo credits Westbrook for his breakout season

    The Oklahoman "The story goes that getting away from Russell Westbrook has sparked Victor Oladipo's career season. The former Thunder guard is starring in a lead role for the Indiana Pacers, controlling the ball the way he never could as Westbrook's backcourt mate in Oklahoma City. And before the Pacers and..." December 18

  • Eight NBA players who have a real chance to be involved in trade rumors soon

    CBS Sports "Dec. 15 is known by many fans as the unofficial start to NBA trade rumor season. It's the day that players who signed new contracts in free agency can be traded by the team they signed with. Is that big target from the offseason not working out well? Put him on the block and see what's out there...." December 15

  • Carmelo Got Hit With A ‘Honey Nut Cheerios’ Chant From Pacers Fans

    Uproxx "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul Goerge made his first return to Indiana on Wednesday night after going through a messy divorce with the Pacers this summer. George spent 7 seasons in Indiana before telling the Pacers of his intentions to leave the franchise after the 2017-18 season. By telling..." December 14

  • Paul George: Victor Oladipo is the ‘Future of Indiana’

    SLAM Online "Prior to facing the Pacers for the first time Wednesday night, Paul George admonished the press in Indiana for not giving Victor Oladipo his just due. George says Oladipo is the new face of his old team. Despite missing 11 of 14 shot attempts last night, PG and the OKC Thunder left Indy with..." December 14

  • Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard Is ‘Liking’ Tweets Criticizing Paul George Trade

    SLAM Online "The internet hot takes of the Paul George trade almost universally blasted Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard. Now Pritchard is getting the last laugh. " December 13

  • Paul George planned to try and help Pacers during his exit

    Clutch Points "In advance of his return to Indiana for a game against the Pacers, Paul George is reflecting on several aspects of his exit from the franchise that drafted him nearly a decade ago. One of the topics he touched on was whether he’s found closure in the months after he decided to leave, and..." December 13

  • Report | Pacers to host 2021 NBA All-Star Game

    Fanrag Sports "The Indiana Pacers will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. This will mark the first time Indiana has hosted the event since 1985, when the game was held at the Hoosier Dome. Overall, Indiana has hosted the All-Star Game twice...." December 13

  • Who's on the hot seat? Evaluating job security of every NBA coach

    Sporting News "When Phoenix gave the pink slip to Earl Watson in October, it ended a remarkable stretch of NBA coaching stability. Before the move to replace Watson, it had been a year-and-a-half since the league last had a coach get fired. Since then, we’ve already had another firing, a stunner that saw..." December 12

  • Victor Oladipo tired of Paul George comparisons

    Fanrag Sports "Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is tired of being compared to former Pacers superstar Paul George and wants everyone to move on from the trade that sent George to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Clifton Brown of The Indianapolis Star. “I’m kind of getting sick and tired of the..." December 11

  • Report: NBA to establish G-League franchise in Mexico as soon as possible

    Larry Brown Sports "In an effort to expand its product internationally, the NBA is reportedly starting a G-League franchise south of the border. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Thursday that the NBA intends to “move quickly” to establish a team in Mexico, with play potentially beginning as early as..." December 07

  • NBA's TV viewership up 32%, highest since 2010-2011 season

    USA Today "Whether it was this summer’s unprecedented player movement or the NBA’s abundance of intriguing story lines, the league's television ratings are up substantially from last season. Between ESPN, TNT and NBA TV, the league’s viewership is up 32% this season and averaging 1.4 million viewers..." December 05

  • Pacers' Victor Oladipo well on his way to securing first all-star bid

    Indianapolis Star "As the Indiana Pacers prepared to embark on a new era, one holdover from the old boldly predicted that come Feb. 18, 2018, the Pacers and their fans would be watching a pair of familiar faces squaring off against the best the NBA has to offer. “I think we’re going to have two all-stars this..." December 04

  • The NBA Has Been Making Behind The Scenes Moves For The Legalization Of Sports Gambling

    Uproxx "The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Christie v. NCAA on Monday, better known as the sports betting legalization case. Gambling, particularly on sports, was once taboo, but has now become part of the sports fan’s lexicon and a ubiquitous presence around sports coverage. A look at..." December 04

  • Lance Stephenson denies calling Xavier coach Chris Mack n-word while attending Cincinnati

    Indianapolis Star "Lance Stephenson admits that 19-year-old Lance Stephenson probably got carried away a time or two, but he says he never got that carried away. When the former Cincinnati Bearcat was asked if he remembers calling Xavier coach Chris Mack the n-word during a 2009-10 game -- which the coach..." December 04

  • Victor Oladipo: Criticism Of Pacers For Paul George Trade Bothers Me

    Real GM Basketball "Victor Oladipo was traded during the month of June during each of the past two years. First, Oladipo was traded by the Orlando Magic to the Oklahoma City Thunder and again by the Thunder to the Indiana Pacers. Oladipo was informed of the trade by a friend, who had read about it on..." November 29

  • Victor Oladipo uncertain for Pacers' matchup vs. Celtics after hurting knee

    ESPN "Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is uncertain to play in Saturday's game against the Boston Celtics after he injured his right knee in Friday night's 107-104 win against the Toronto Raptors. Oladipo, who leads the team in scoring at 22.8 points per game, told reporters in Indianapolis after..." November 25

  • 25 Players Still On Non-Guaranteed 2017/18 Salaries

    Hoops Rumors "There are 25 players around the NBA playing on 2017/18 salaries that aren’t yet fully guaranteed. While having those salaries guaranteed will be a mere formality for some players, others may be at risk of losing their roster spot with decision day nearing. If teams keep non-guaranteed players..." November 23

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Ben Simmons becomes latest player to have jersey rip in game

    Pro Basketball Talk "First, it was the Lakers’ Tyler Ennis. Then it was LeBron James. Now the Sixers’ Ben Simmons has become the latest player to have his jersey get ripped during a game. Friday night, Indiana’s Lance Stephenson pulled on the jersey, although to be honest in the video it’s not that hard a tug...." November 04

  • Myles Turner returns for Pacers' game against 76ers

    Indianapolis Star "The return of Myles Turner came sooner than expected. The Indiana Pacers announced Friday evening that Turner, who had missed seven games with a concussion, will return to the lineup against the Philadelphia 76ers. He will come off the bench, filling in for Domantas Sabonis, who will remain..." November 03

  • Lance Stephenson draws flagrant foul for slapping LeBron James in the groin

    CBS Sports "LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers got hit with another gut-punch on Wednesday, dropping their fourth straight game to a team that might not even make the playoffs. But during the game LeBron took a punch of another part of his body ... and it definitely wasn't the gut. With LeBron..." November 02

  • Early signs suggest the Pacers didn't get swindled in the Paul George trade after all

    CBS Sports "When the Indiana Pacers finally made a decision regarding Paul George over the summer, the trade they decided on -- George to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis -- was viewed with more than a fair bit of skepticism. It was part doubt that Oladipo and..." October 30

  • Pacers forward Myles Turner placed in concussion protocol

    Sporting News "Pacers power forward Myles Turner has been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol, the team announced. Turner, selected 11th overall by Indiana in the 2015 NBA Draft, scored 21 points with 14 rebounds and four blocks in the season opener, a 140-131 win over the Nets, but has not played..." October 29

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • Paul George opens up about leaving Pacers: 'Things could have been done a lot better'

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George says he is happy, but many Indiana Pacers fans remain unhappy with him. There was no way to reconcile those conflicting emotions, as George prepared to play his first game against the Pacers on Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena. George was smiling and had the aura of a man..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • Pacers owner wants to extend lease, ensure team remains in Indiana

    Indianapolis Star "They’re coming for our NBA team. They’re calling Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon, those billionaires from other cities, wanting to pry the most valuable asset from his $2.8 billion portfolio — but Simon tells everyone the same thing, and quickly gets off the phone: The Pacers are staying in..." October 21

  • Pacers' Myles Turner out Friday and Saturday

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers starting center Myles Turner will miss Friday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers and Saturday's game at Miami due to a concussion. Turner absorbed a blow while fighting through a cross screen Wednesday. He played through the injury, but Pacers coach Nate McMillan said..." October 20

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17