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  • 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

  • Pacers star Victor Oladipo returns from 11-game absence

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the Pacers ruled Victor Oladipo out indefinitely a couple weeks ago, it seemed gloomy. But Indiana weathered the storm, going 7-4 without its best player. Now, Oladipo is back. He started against the Bucks tonight. " December 13

  • Pacers say Victor Oladipo is available against Bucks

    Indianapolis Star "Don't expect him to go his usual 30-plus minutes. The Indiana Pacers reported that Victor Oladipo is available for Wednesday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. He had missed the past 11 games, the Pacers going 7-4 in his..." December 12

  • Pacers To Consider Trading Veteran Point Guard?

    Hoops Rumors "Executives around the NBA believe that the Pacers may explore trading one of their veteran point guards before this season’s deadline, writes ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. As Windhorst outlines, while Darren Collison has been Indiana’s starting..." December 12

  • Pacers have turned Victor Oladipo's absence into a positive

    Indianapolis Star "They’re rolling now, and you wonder what happens next. You know, when Victor Oladipo comes back. Don’t look at me like that. The Indiana Pacers aren’t a better team without their best player, not in any shape or form, but a handful of Pacers have played their best..." December 12

  • The numbers behind the Pacers to 7-4 record since Victor Oladipo’s injury

    Indy Cornrows "This article started as a search for an answer to a simple question: Why do the Pacers have the sixth-best win percentage (.638) in the league over the last three weeks despite Victor Oladipo’s absence? It seems like the Pacers should be worse..." December 10

  • Someone please give Domantas Sabonis more minutes

    Indy Cornrows "When talking about Domantas Sabonis it’s almost impossible not to mention Myles Turner. The two are essentially attached by the hip because of circumstances neither player could control. Inevitably a conversation about one player leads to the bashing of the other. But..." December 04

  • Myles Turner’s defense has never been better

    Indy Sports Central "Myles Turner’s dip in productivity amid stagnant opportunity wasn’t limited to the offensive end of the floor last season; his defensive impact also experienced a noticeable drop-off in comparison to 2016-17. Nate McMillan attributed the starting center’s..." December 03

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo out indefinitely with sore right knee "Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo will continue to be sidelined as he deals with a sore right knee, the team announced. Oladipo hasn't taken to the court since playing only four minutes in the Pacers' 97-89 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Nov. 17. The..." November 30

  • What the Pacers can do about Doug McDermott being the forgotten man

    Indy Cornrows "On a night when the Pacers shot 3-of-24 from long-distance, Doug McDermott’s first and only three-point attempt against the San Antonio Spurs came with 11:49 to play in the second quarter. The game marked the sixth time this season in which the sharpshooter has..." November 26

  • The Pacers have spent three seasons ignoring their young players but Aaron Holiday’s performance should change that

    Indy Cornrows "Aaron Holiday came into Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks having played just 16 minutes in six games and barely making it onto the court outside of garbage time. But with Victor Oladipo down, the rookie out of UCLA made his presence known and..." November 19

  • Pacers' Victor Oladipo says he is out vs. Jazz tonight

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers star guard Victor Oladipo said he would not play tonight against Utah due to a sore right knee. Oladipo indicated the injury is not a long-term concern. "A little sore but I'm good," Oladipo said at the team's shootaround prior to the game..." November 19

  • Victor Oladipo exits game with sore right knee "Pacers guard Victor Oladipo exited Saturday's game against Atlanta with a sore right knee. The one-time All-Star asked to be substituted out less than halfway through the first quarter. " November 18

  • Oladipo day to day with knee injury after leaving game vs. Hawks

    The Score "Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo is day to day after tweaking an already-sore right knee in Saturday night's game versus the Atlanta Hawks, according to The Athletic's Scott Agness. Oladipo fell backward onto a cameraman after attempting a layup midway through the first..." November 18

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Victor Oladipo offers impassioned defense of Myles Turner after tough night

    Indianapolis Star "Wednesday was a rough night at the office for Myles Turner. The Indiana Pacers big man began the game by getting bullied around the rim by Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid before disappearing for much of the rest of the evening.  But for a massive block of Dario Saric,..." November 09

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Domantas Sabonis is playing big without being confined by his size

    Indy Cornrows "Domantas Sabonis is making the most of every inch of his sculpted frame. While on the floor, the Lithuanian center has rebounded over 12 percent of Indiana’s misses — one of the best marks in the league among players averaging at least 20 minutes per game — and he’s..." November 05

  • Pacers Waive Ben Moore

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have waived forward Ben Moore, the team announced in a press release on Saturday. Indiana also recalled center Ike Anigbogu from their G League affiliate. Moore, 23, in his second year out of SMU, re-signed with Indiana on a one-year, partially guaranteed deal in..." November 03

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • Victor Oladipo Teams Up With PnB Rock for Debut Album Single "Connected"

    Hot New Hip Hop "  There's a lot of basketball rappers who've dabbled in music, but there aren't many who've done it successfully. Indiana Pacers point guard Victor Oladipo has proven to be one of the most musically inclined ballplayers, although he's much more well-known for..." October 27

  • Tyreke Evans to miss Saturday game for being late to practice

    ESPN "Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans has been ruled out for Saturday night's game at Cleveland for an infraction of team rules after he was late for practice. "This is the most professional and team-oriented organization I have been with in my career," Evans said in a..." October 26

  • Why the Pacers are a Legitimate Threat

    The Sports Post "The Pacers looked good in the first game against Memphis. Victor Oladipo and Darren Collison had off games, but the bench stepped up. However, blowing out the second-worst team in the league from a season ago is no indicator for how this season will go. Still, Indiana has the potential to make..." October 25

  • Popovich says Spurs were "defensively challenged" against Pacers

    247 Sports "The San Antonio Spurs struggled throughout Wednesday's 116-96 loss at the hands of the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs struggled to shoot the ball effectively on the offensive end and left a lot to be desired on the defensive end. Following the game, head coach Gregg Popovich called San..." October 25

  • Suns’ Josh Jackson was at Malice in the Palace, says he threw water bottle

    Pro Basketball Talk "It remains the most famous brawl in NBA history, what former commissioner David Stern remembers as the toughest thing to happen to him as commissioner: The Malice at the Palace. It was the final minute of an already decided game between the Pistons and Pacers on Nov. 19,..." October 24

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Pacers, Davon Reed Agree To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Former Suns guard Davon Reed intends to sign a two-way contract with the Pacers once he clears waivers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Reed, who was officially cut by Phoenix on Tuesday, will have a clear path to sign with Indiana as a free agent..." October 18

  • Paul George says he would've joined Lakers if Pacers didn't trade him

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print Paul George revealed to ESPN's The Undefeated that he "would have been in a Lakers uniform" if he had never been traded from the Indiana..." October 18

  • The Pacers And Myles Turner Have Reportedly Agreed To An $80 Million Extension

    Dime Magazine "The Indiana Pacers have now locked up what they believe to be their foundational pieces for the future in Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner. Oladipo has three years remaining on his contract at $21 million per year after being dealt to Indiana last season for Paul George and emerging as..." October 15

  • Pacers Sign Demetrius Denzel-Dyson

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have signed free agent guard Demetrius Denzel-Dyson, the team announced today in a press release. The move increases Indiana’s roster count to 18 players for now. Denzel-Dyson, who went undrafted out of Samford University this spring, averaged 15.2 PPG, 5.0 RPG, and..." October 13

  • Victor Oladipo confidently shines on the court

    Real GM Basketball "It’s not inexplicable. Everything is the result of process and circumstance. Victor Oladipo was, not so long ago the number two overall pick the draft, so the talent—the overwhelming breadth of it, finally fully splayed last season—has always been there. He got in spectacular..." October 12

  • Tyreke Evans loves the Pacers' mindset: 'We all feel like we can be No. 1' in wide-open East

    CBS Sports "Tyreke Evans watches a lot of NBA basketball. He knows many of his NBA basketball-playing peers don't use their free time that way, "but I can't help it," he told CBS Sports. So when he watched the Indiana Pacers play last season, whether it was in a tightly contested..." October 06

  • Report: NBA won't allow Kanye's Yeezy court shoe with reflective panel

    The Score "Adidas' Yeezy basketball shoes will hit the hardwood at some point this season - just not with one design shown in a recent post by creator Kanye West. An industry source told ESPN's Nick DePaula that the sneakers wouldn't be approved as currently presented,..." October 02

  • Pacers' backcourt tandem of Victor Oladipo, Tyreke Evans takes shape

    Indianapolis Star "The next level for Victor Oladipo, if in fact there is one after his first All-Star appearance, could be tied to the arrival of a role player with the Pacers. Thursday was the third practice since training camp opened, and Tyreke Evans’ presence already can be..." September 28

  • David Nwaba turned down multi-year offer from Indiana Pacers for 'perfect fit' with Cavs, chance to bet on himself

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "David Nwaba admits this was a stressful summer. After initially believing he had finally found his home in Chicago, he thinks things worked out even better, landing in a place that's a "perfect fit" for him. "Thought I was going to stay there for years to..." September 28

  • Fans can purchase 4th quarter of NBA games on League Pass

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The NBA announced on Thursday that fans can, for the first time, purchase a portion of an in-progress game to watch. Fans will be able to purchase the remainder of any..." September 27

  • No extensions appear imminent for Myles Turner, Thad Young from Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "Myles Turner looks different physically, but his demeanor hasn’t changed and he insists neither has his outlook with the Indiana Pacers, though there’s no indication that they’ll reach terms on an extension before the season tips next month. Pacers president Kevin..." September 26

  • Pacers To Exercise Options On Sabonis, Leaf

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers will exercise their options on the rookie contracts of Domantas Sabonis and T.J. Leaf, tweets Scott Agness of The Athletic. Team president Kevin Pritchardconfirmed the moves, which are contingent on both players passing physicals. " September 24