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  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Pacers fans might have been exposed to rabies due to bat in stadium

    Sportsnaut "Last Thursday, a bat invaded Bankers Life Fieldhouse during the Indiana Pacers game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The event made headlines everywhere in part because the team’s mascot, who just so happened to be wearing a Batman costume, was one of the people trying to catch..." February 11

  • Pacers convert Edmond Sumner's 2-way contract to NBA for rest of the season

    Indianapolis Star "The plan to convert Edmond Sumner from two-way contract finally came to fruition Monday when the Pacers elevated him to a full NBA deal for the rest of the season with a team option for 2019-20, league sources tell IndyStar.  Sumner, a 6-6 combo guard who can play some small..." February 11

  • Pacers Sign Wesley Matthews "The Indiana Pacers announced Sunday they have signed free agent guard Wesley Matthews to a contract. Per team policy, the terms of the contract were not released. Matthews appeared in 45 games and made 44 starts for the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks this season while averaging..." February 10

  • How Wesley Matthews fits the Pacers’ offense

    Indy Cornrows "Aside from potentially occupying the same spot in the starting lineup, Wesley Matthews and Victor Oladipo don’t have much in common. Speed and quickness were sapped from the former as fast as skilled agility elevated the latter. Where Oladipo skips..." February 08

  • Pacers Waive Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have waived Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin, according to a team press release. The pair was acquired from the Rockets at the trade deadline and the move to waive them was expected. Stauskas and Baldwin spent most of the season in Portland before..." February 08

  • So are the Pacers going to make a move?

    Indy Cornrows "The Pacers have spent the better part of two seasons collecting chips. They started with trading for a misused young center, then signing a bunch of veterans to team-friendly expiring contracts and finally drafting a point guard with the potential to be the steal of the..." February 07

  • Wesley Matthews Agrees to Knicks Buyout, Will Sign with Pacers

    Bleacher Report "The New York Knicks and Wesley Matthews will reportedly agree to a buyout that will make the veteran wing a free agent, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. " February 07

  • Rockets Get Under Tax With Trade Of Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin To Pacers

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin to the Indiana Pacers. Houston will also send cash and a second round pick. " February 07

  • Pacers unlikely to move Aaron Holiday despite intense interest

    Indianapolis Star "Aaron Holiday is a popular target for teams placing calls to the Indiana Pacers -- and he was told recently that he could be moved by Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, a league source told IndyStar -- but he's off the table, according to another league..." February 07

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • The Pacers’ 42-Point Win Over The Lakers Was The Worst Loss Of LeBron James’ Career

    Dime Magazine "Tuesday wasn’t kind to LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. Not only did the franchise reportedly back away from the table with regard to trade discussions for Anthony Davis, but fans of the Indiana Pacers elected to lob less than ideal chants in the direction of..." February 06

  • Pacers and Kings offer Pelicans blueprints for life without Davis

    The Score "The fact that the New Orleans Pelicans will trade Anthony Davis in the coming months doesn't necessarily mean the team's future is bleak. It all depends on whether the front office can outline and execute a coherent plan for the future. After all, New Orleans should receive a..." February 05

  • Pacers Shopping Kyle O’Quinn

    Basketball Herald "The Indiana Pacers will be looking to get some wing help leading up to the NBA trade deadline and are shopping Kyle O’Quinn in hopes they can land one, according to Yahoo Sports’ Keith Smith. O’Quinn has been out of the Pacers’ rotation..." February 05

  • Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell to replace Victor Oladipo in All-Star game

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell will replace Indiana Pacers shooting guard Victor Oladipo in the 2019 All-Star game, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Watch Stadium. Victor Oladipo was lost for the season after undergoing season-ending surgery on a..." February 01

  • Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook Are Among The 2019 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 14 players that will be reserves in the 2019 All-Star Game. 2019 All-Star Reserves Western Conference Eastern Conference Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Anthony Davis Kyle Lowry Nikola Jokic Blake..." January 31

  • Why NBA All-Star Game rosters should be more than only 12 players

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No fewer than 20 NBA players, including Klay Thompson and Draymond Green of the Warriors, have spent the past seven days wondering where they will be on Valentine’s Day. They’ll have a much better idea in a few hours. Will it be Charlotte, N.C. for the..." January 31

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young Headline USA vs. World NBA Rising Stars 2019 Rosters

    Bleacher Report "The NBA continues to fill out rosters for All-Star Weekend, with Tuesday seeing the release of the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic leads the way for the World squad, and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young carries the torch for Team..." January 30

  • The NBA Supermax Contract is an Utterly Failed Concept

    12 Up "In 2017, the NBA created a new type of contract called the Designated Veteran Contract, widely regarded as the 'Supermax' contract. It essentially allows a team to offer a player, coming off his rookie extension, a contract that equates to up to 35 percent of the team's..." January 29

  • Pacers announce Victor Oladipo undergoes successful knee surgery

    Yardbarker "Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo underwent successful surgery to repair the ruptured quad tendon in his right knee. According to the Pacers, Oladipo underwent surgery Monday, and is expected to make a full recovery. However, the team did not put any timetable on his..." January 28

  • Victor Oladipo says he’s going to ‘come back even better than before’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Victor Oladipo is in for a tough go of it. The Indiana Pacers star has suffered a ruptured quadriceps tendon, and will be out for an indeterminate amount of time. It’s a tough loss or the Pacers, who are currently in the thick of the playoff standings in the Eastern..." January 28

  • Victor Oladipo expresses gratitude in heartfelt, brutally honest IG post

    Sportsnaut "Indiana Pacers forward Victor Oladipo is out for the foreseeable future with a ruptured quad tendon suffered earlier this week — an injury that’s hitting him hard. Here’s the full message Oladipo shared with his Instagram followers: “I can’t..." January 26

  • Why one knee doctor says Victor Oladipo's ruptured quadriceps tendon is worse than an ACL tear

    CBS Sports "On Thursday it was confirmed that Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo will miss the remainder of the season with a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his right knee. It's the same injury that effectively ended Charles Barkley's career when he was with..." January 25

  • Pacers’ Oladipo out for season with knee injury

    Sportsnet "Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo will miss the rest of the 2018-19 season after suffering a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee, the team announced Thursday. Oladipo sustained the injury in Wednesday’s win over the Toronto Raptors. Oladipo was scambling to defend an outlet..." January 24

  • Pacers Reportedly Fear Victor Oladipo Has Season-Ending Knee Injury

    Indianapolis Star "A regular-season game in January is just that – one game. For the psyche of the Indiana Pacers, their final meeting with the Toronto Raptors was so much bigger. All of that took a back seat with 4:05 left in the first half, when Victor Oladipo's troublesome right knee..." January 24

  • Victor Oladipo Stretchered off After Suffering Gruesome Knee Injury vs. Raptors

    Bleacher Report "Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, who has enjoyed a career resurgence after the Oklahoma City Thunder traded him and Domantas Sabonis for superstar forward Paul George in 2017, suffered a gruesome knee injury on Wednesday against the Toronto..." January 23

  • 2018/19 Salaries For Two-Way Players Become Guaranteed

    Hoops Rumors "As of today, the 2018/19 salaries for players on two-way contracts will become fully guaranteed. The NBA’s calendar calls for that salary to become guaranteed if a player remains under contract through January 20, so the 57 players currently on two-way deals should be..." January 21

  • How to make sense of the Indiana Pacers being one of the NBA’s best teams

    SB Nation "The Indiana Pacers weren’t supposed to be relevant last season. They weren’t supposed to have an All-Star, let alone get the last laugh after they were panned for trading Paul George for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. They definitely weren’t..." January 17

  • NBA To Televise All-Star Draft On February 7

    Hoops Rumors "February 7 is shaping up to be an eventful day on the NBA calendar this season. Already the date of the 2018/19 trade deadline (at 2:00pm central time), Thursday, February 7 will also be the day on which the NBA televises an All-Star draft for the first time. The league confirmed..." January 17

  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • Pacers' Myles Turner will play Tuesday

    CBS Sports "Updating a previous note, Turner (shoulder) will be available Tuesday against the Suns, Pat Boyland of Fox Sports Indiana reports. Turner has missed the last four games with a sore shoulder, but he's been officially removed from the injury report and will likely be back in the..." January 15

  • Indiana Pacers giving T.J. Leaf a shot to join 10-man rotation

    Indianapolis Star "T.J. Leaf is back in the rotation, and it appears that it's not just because of Myles Turner's recent injury.  When Turner (sore right shoulder) returns -- possibly Tuesday vs. the Phoenix Suns,  after he practiced Sunday and is expected to do so again Monday..." January 14

  • All of the reasons why the Pacers’ defense has slipped

    Indy Cornrows "After leading the league in defensive rating (at 101.9 points per 100 possessions) through their first 34 games, the Pacers have ranked 26th in defensive efficiency (114.7) since. And five of their seven games in that stretch have come against bottom-10 offenses. Outside of..." January 11

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • We still don’t know if Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis can play together and that’s okay

    Indy Cornrows "Nearly halfway through the season and Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis are still the most interesting parts of the Indiana Pacers. On the court both players are showing improvements that Pacer fans could have only dreamed about. Off the court, the long-term fit and..." January 09

  • Myles Turner suffers broken nose during win over Atlanta Hawks "Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner suffered a broken nose after he collided with John Collins during the Pacers' 116-109 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday afternoon. The Pacers announced the injury during the fourth quarter of Monday's game. " January 01

  • L2M report: Raptors fouled Pacers' Bogdanovic on potential game-tying shot

    The Score "As it turns out, the Indiana Pacers had every reason to gripe about the officials holding their whistle during the closing moments of Wednesday's 99-96 loss to the Toronto Raptors. The NBA's last-two-minute report revealed Thursday that Raptors forward OG Anunoby made contact..." December 21

  • Sabonis 2.0: The evolution of a different kind of floor spacer

    The Score "There are lots of different ways NBA players can evolve. Some hone their skills bit by bit, incrementally improving across the board. Some learn to harness their physical tools by solidifying their understanding of the game's fundamentals. Some unlock unforeseen possibilities simply by..." December 21

  • Kings, Pacers to become 1st NBA teams to play in India

    The Score "The Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers will become the first NBA teams to play in India, the league announced on Thursday. India will host two preseason games Oct. 4-5 in 2019 at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai. "Our inaugural NBA India Games will..." December 20

  • Pacers to add Motorola jersey patch

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers announced a multi-year deal with Motorola which will include adding the company logo to the left shoulder of the team’s uniform. The patch will be on the jerseys tonight when the Pacers host the Cleveland Cavaliers. The mobile communications..." December 18

  • On Thaddeus Young’s role player tour de force

    Indy Cornrows "During a week in which Ponytail Myles became an internet sensation and Victor Oladipo returned to the lineup after an 11-game absence, Thaddeus Young’s typically quiet, periphery contributions spoke loud. Spearheading a 3-0 record to extend Indiana’s win..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Pacers to hire Kelly Krauskopf as NBA's first female assistant GM

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Indiana Pacers are hiring longtime WNBA executive Kelly Krauskopf as the first female assistant general manager in NBA history, league sources told ESPN on..." December 17

  • Pacers’ Myles Turner fined $15,000 for flipping bird at Sixers fans

    Indianapolis Star "Pacers center Myles Turner was fined $15,000 by the NBA after giving the middle finger to 76ers fans during Indiana's 113-101 win in Philadelphia on Friday night. After the game, the Pacers big man tweeted an apology: " December 16

  • Pacers’ Myles Turner gives Philly fans the middle finger

    Clutch Points "Philadelphia sports fans are known for being some of the most passionate fans in all of sports. To some players, this really bothers them. Tonight, this was the case with Indiana Pacers’ center Myles Turner. Joel Embiid had 30 points in the first half of the game against the..." December 15

  • Doug McDermott shooting his way through struggles at Fieldhouse

    Indy Cornrows "Doug McDermott filled his role in the Pacers playing rotation nicely on Wednesday night. With the monster effort at both ends by Thaddeus Young and Myles Turner, along with the return of Victor Oladipo, it was easy to miss McDermott doing his job in..." December 13

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13