Pacers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Pacers Waive Jarrod Uthoff

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers have waived forward Jarrod Uthoff. The Pacers roster now stands at 14 players; plus the team’s two players on two-way contracts, Alex Poythress and Edmond Sumner." October 16

  • Wilkins, 37, makes Pacers roster after 4-year NBA layoff

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers waived three players following Saturday’s practice — forward DeQuan Jones, guard Trey McKinney Jones and forward Ben Moore. None of those moves were surprising, as the Pacers trimmed to the 17-player roster limit for Wednesday night’s season opener against the Brooklyn Nets at..." October 14

  • Pacers' Glenn Robinson III out 3-4 months after left ankle surgery

    ESPN "Glenn Robinson III is expected to be out three to four months after undergoing successful ankle surgery, the Indiana Pacers announced Friday. Robinson underwent surgery to repair the medial and lateral ligaments in his left ankle, suffered on Sept. 29 in a scrimmage during practice. He had..." October 14

  • Pacers Pick Up Domantas Sabonis’ 2018/19 Option

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have picked up the third-year option on Domantas Sabonis‘ rookie contract, locking him up for the 2018/19 season, the team announced today in a press release. The Pacers also belatedly confirmed that they’ve exercised Myles Turner‘s option, a transaction we noted back in..." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Pacers' Glenn Robinson III to have surgery, miss 2 months

    ESPN "Indiana Pacers forward Glenn Robinson III will undergo surgery on his injured left ankle and is expected to be out of the lineup until mid-December, league sources told ESPN. Robinson had missed most of training camp and the preseason with a high ankle sprain, and the necessity now for a..." October 12

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • Pacers' Robinson to miss 2 months with severe ankle sprain

    NBA.com "The new-look Pacers will reportedly miss one of their returning players for a sizable chunk of the 2017-18 campaign. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Indiana forward Glenn Robinson III could be out until at least December due to an ankle injury." September 30

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

  • Victor Oladipo releases song with 2 Chainz to respond to President Trump's anthem comments

    USA Today "The Indiana Pacers’ Victor Oladipo, who is a fantastic singer, released his second single on Wednesday. This one is called Rope A Dope and features 2 Chainz. The song is meant to be a response to the inflammatory comments President Donald Trump has made/been making about athletes who kneel..." September 28

  • The Indiana Pacers are in no-man's land

    Yardbarker "The Bucks under Herb Kohl had the same problem the Pacers do now with Herb Simon: the aging owner who wants the team to be competitive for defensible but also deeply counterproductive reasons. The fans deserve a decent product, protracted rebuilds are alienating, small market franchises can’t..." September 27

  • High-profile NBA agency raided by FBI amid NCAA basketball investigation

    CBS Sports "Amid an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, ASM Sports agency, which represents dozens of current and former NBA players, was raided on Tuesday according to Darren Heitner of Forbes. Andy Miller, a prominent agent with the company who represents Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle..." September 27

  • Paul George Upset with Way Pacers Traded Granger

    USA Today "The row of cardboard boxes said it all. Not far from Paul George’s new front door and all the fishing gear that was strewn throughout his three-story abode, the empty casings of at least a half-dozen big-screen televisions were a clear giveaway that he’s new in these parts. The Oklahoma City..." September 26

  • 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

    New York Post "The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this..." September 26

  • 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