Pacers Rumors & News

  • Brandon Jennings stokes controversy by preferring career of Robert Horry to Reggie Miller

    Larry Brown Sports "Ah, the great debate in every sport. If given the choice between a Hall of Fame career and a pile of championships, which would you want your legacy to be? Brandon Jennings’s answer? The rings. That’s why he’d rather have Robert Horry’s resume than Reggie Miller’s." August 29

  • Ty Lawson agrees to one-year deal with Kings

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings on Sunday night reportedly added another body, getting free-agent Ty Lawson to agree to a deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The deal is reportedly for one year. Lawson, 28, was on the Rockets and Pacers in the 2015-16 season." August 29

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Kevin Durant And Paul George Thought The Rio Olympics Would Be Easier

    Uproxx "The good news for Team USA after the group stage of the Rio Olympics is that they remain undefeated at 5-0 and won their group. The bad news is that despite not yet having suffered a loss, the American squad isn’t looking anywhere near as dominant as people expected them to be. After destroying..." August 15

  • Alex Poythress agrees to deal with Pacers

    Yahoo! Sports "University of Kentucky free-agent forward Alex Poythress has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told The Vertical." August 13

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Paul George knew Australia could be ‘a little dirty’

    Larry Brown Sports "The U.S. men’s basketball team got a real test from Australia during the Group A game between the countries on Wednesday and escaped with a 98-88 win. Australia played a tough, physical game and even led going into halftime before Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving helped lead the U.S. to victory..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Paul George wants to meet with French Olympic gymnast with shattered leg

    USA Today "U.S. Olympic basketball player Paul George is trying to set up a meeting with injured French gymnast Samir Ait Said. George has a level of empathy that most people don’t. Two summers ago in a scrimmage before the FIBA World Cup, the Indiana Pacers star sustained a compound fracture of the right..." August 08

  • Paul George denies getting crossed in win over China, blames sneakers

    Larry Brown Sports "USA Basketball cruised to a 119-62 victory over China in their first taste of official Olympic action on Saturday, but the win came at the expense of Paul George’s ankles. With the game winding down in the fourth quarter, George got his ankles banished to the shadow realm with a quick crossover..." August 07

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Pacers, George had initial talks on contract extension

    Uproxx "Indiana Pacers star Paul George has three years remaining on a contract with a player option for the final year in 2018-19, but a new report states that the two sides have already begun discussing an extension. George signed his current contract on Sept. 25, 2013, and he can’t sign an extension..." August 06

  • Pacers release Shayne Whittington

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers have released 6-foot-11 power forward Shayne Whittington, the team announced Friday. By releasing Whittington's less $1 million contract ahead of Monday's August 1 deadline to pickup or decline his option, Indiana's roster is now back within the 15-player maximum after..." August 02

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Pacers' George glad Bird is adding talent, not letting him 'waste' years

    Indianapolis Star "During the playoffs last season, Paul George came up with a new mantra. The Pacers were underdogs against the Toronto Raptors. George knew he would have to great – incredible, in fact – to lead the Pacers to second round. “It’s on me,” George said then. Living up to those three words, he was..." July 29

  • NBA London 2017: Indiana Pacers to face Denver Nuggets at the O2

    London Evening Standard "The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets will face off at London’s O2 Arena on January 12 as the NBA hosts its seventh regular season game in the capital. Neither the Pacers nor the Nuggets have played in London but will follow in the footsteps of the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors, whose match..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • 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