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  • Jermaine O'Neal, Metta World Peace talk for first time in 14 years

    Indianapolis Star "Former Indiana Pacers teammates Jermaine O'Neal and Metta World Peace spoke in June for the first time in 14 years. According to J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star, O'Neal and World Peace spoke at least a week before they played in the BIG3 league..." July 19

  • Pacers To Sign Elijah Stewart

    Hoops Rumors "Undrafted rookie Elijah Stewart has agreed to sign with the Pacers, sources tell Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). According to Charania, Stewart will get a one-year, Exhibit 10 deal with Indiana. Exhibit 10 contracts are non-guaranteed, one-year deals..." July 16

  • Pacers Sign Second-Rounder Alize Johnson

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have now locked up both of their 2018 draft picks, announcing today in a press release that they’ve signed second-round selection Alize Johnson. First-rounder Aaron Holiday inked his rookie deal at the start of the month. Johnson, the 50th overall pick in the draft,..." July 16

  • T.J. Leaf Is Working To Find His Role As The Pacers Look To Take Another Step Forward

    Dime Magazine "The Indiana Pacers entered the 2017-18 season as a team expected to go through growing pains following the loss of Paul George, as few expected Victor Oladipo to take the leap he did as a leading man. The Pacers ended up earning the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference and pushing the..." July 13

  • Report: Stuckey to host workout for NBA teams in hopes of comeback

    The Score "Rodney Stuckey appears ready to earn himself an NBA roster spot. The 32-year-old guard will reportedly host a private workout Thursday in Las Vegas, with several teams expected to be in attendance, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes. He last suited up for..." July 12

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Warriors, Spurs, Grizzlies, Nets, Pacers interested in Rodney Stuckey

    Clutch Points "As many as five teams have sent representatives to watch guard Rodney Stuckey put out an individual workout in Las Vegas, according to international reporter David Pick. The Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies, Brooklyn Nets, and..." July 12

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • O'Quinn left Knicks to play for 'more than next year's draft'

    The Score "Queens native Kyle O'Quinn wasted no time taking a shot at his hometown and now former team. The 6-foot-10 reserve center was introduced by the Indiana Pacers on Monday afternoon, and told reporters why he passed up New York's offer and made the move to the midwest after..." July 09

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Lance Stephenson didn’t like Pacers’ GM’s description of his play

    Indianapolis Star "Lance Stephenson was apparently not happy with comments from Indiana Pacers president Kevin Pritchard. During Friday's news conference to introduce free agent acquisitions Tyreke Evans and Doug McDermott, Pritchard said the following about letting Stephenson go into free agency..." July 07

  • Stephenson chose Lakers despite larger offer from Pacers

    Yardbarker "The Pacers offered a better contract to swingman Lance Stephenson than he received from the Lakers, Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard told website writer Mark Monteith (Twitter link). Stephenson agreed to a one-year, $4.5MM deal from the Lakers. A phone call from LeBron..." July 07

  • Pacers Waive Alex Poythress

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have waived forward Alex Poythress, according to RealGM’s transactions log. Poythress’ $1.54MM salary for 2018/19 was fully non-guaranteed, so Indiana won’t be on the hook for any of it. Poythress, 24, signed with the Pacers last..." July 06

  • Former New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn signs with Pacers

    North Jersey "Kyle O'Quinn found a new team. The former Knicks center agreed to a deal with the Indianapolis pacers, his agency tweeted on Friday.  " July 06

  • Indiana Pacers expect more from T.J. Leaf in second year

    Indianapolis Star "T.J. Leaf jockeys for position with one of the young ball boys. It’s a few moments from the end of Monday’s practice and Alize Johnson tosses up free throw after free throw as Leaf waits under the basket, with the ball boy, in case Johnson misses. The few times Johnson..." July 04

  • Tyreke Evans finalizing one-year, $12M deal with Pacers, sources say

    ESPN "Free agent guard Tyreke Evans is finalizing a one-year, $12 million deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources tell ESPN. Evans averaged 19.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 52 games for the Grizzlies last season. " July 03

  • Tyreke Evans, Pacers reportedly have mutual interest

    Larry Brown Sports "Tyreke Evans is arguably the best scoring guard left on the free agent market, and he has drawn interest from several teams. The Indiana Pacers are among those teams, and it sounds like Evans has a decent chance of signing with them. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Tuesday..." July 03

  • Report: LeBron James OK’d Stephenson signing beforehand

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite all of the bitter and bizarre battles that they have fought over the years, LeBron James seems to have no qualms about Lance Stephenson joining him on the Los Angeles Lakers. Tania Ganguli of the LA Times reported on Monday that Stephenson’s agent called James’..." July 03

  • Pacers Guarantee Darren Collison’s 2018/19 Salary

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have guaranteed Collison’s $10MM salary for the 2018/19 season, a source tells Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Indiana also guaranteed Bogdanovic’s ’18/19 salary last week. " July 02

  • Al Jefferson Reportedly Released by Pacers, Carries a Salary-Cap Hit of $4M

    Indianapolis Star "Al Jefferson was a valued member of the Indiana Pacers locker room last season, but his diminishing court presence and significant salary made him expendable. The Pacers reportedly waived the veteran big man Monday. He was due $10 million for the coming season, according to Spotrac...." July 02

  • Pacers sign Aaron Holiday "The Indiana Pacers announced Sunday they have signed Aaron Holiday, the 23rd pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. " July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Doug McDermott, Pacers Reportedly Agree to Terms on 3-Year, $22M Contract

    Bleacher Report "Doug McDermott is on the verge of changing uniforms once again. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday that McDermott has agreed to a three-year, $22 million deal with the Indiana Pacers. The Dallas Mavericks had the opportunity to..." July 01

  • Pacers decline Joe Young's option

    Indianapolis Star "The Pacers did not pick up the $1.6 million option on their former second-round pick, making him a free agent, according to ESPN. Young averaged career-highs in minutes (10.5 per game), field goal percentage (.430), 3-point percentage (.379) and points (3.9) last season. " June 29

  • Thaddeus Young opts into contract with Indiana Pacers "Indiana Pacers veteran Thaddeus Young has optioned into his contract with the team according to media reports. According to Turner Sports' David Aldridge, the 28-year old forward will get $13.7 million for the deal.Young, who averaged 11.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this..." June 28

  • Pacers Eyeing Aaron Gordon As Potential Target

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers project have a chunk of cap room available this summer, and one player the team has its eye on is Magic power forward Aaron Gordon, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Gordon, 22, received a qualifying offer from the..." June 28

  • Pacers plot major splash in free agency to vault them forward for 2018-19 season

    Indianapolis Star "The NBA draft is all about projections — and endless conjecture — but the truth is it’s just an offseason appetizer. The main course is free agency that begins next month and what happens there can immediately change the Pacers’ path to becoming a..." June 28

  • Report: Mavs, Bulls, Suns, and Pacers interested in Marcus Smart

    247 Sports "Marcus Smart is drawing a lot of interest on the market.  According to Yahoo Sports’ Jordan Schultz, the Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns, and Indiana Pacers are all interested in the possibility of signing Smart this summer.  In addition to..." June 28

  • Report: Pelicans, Pacers, Bulls in the hunt for Cavs’ Rodney Hood

    Cavs Nation "Rodney Hood is the restricted free agency market right now and several teams are keeping a close eye — including the Cleveland Cavaliers. As reported by Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports, teams looking at Hood include the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and the New Orleans..." June 27

  • Victor Oladipo To LeBron James: 'If You Want To Win, Come To Indy!'

    TMZ "Victor Oladipo's got the key for LeBron James to beat the Golden State Warriors next year ... and it only requires one thing from the King -- join the Pacers!! We got the Indiana star leaving TAO on Monday night -- fresh off winning Most Improved Player at the NBA Awards -- and he..." June 26

  • Victor Oladipo is fifth Pacer to win Most Improved Player award

    Indianapolis Star "It was perhaps the least surprising award announcement because of all the surprises Victor Oladipo provided the Indiana Pacers and their fans last season. The Pacers guard was named the NBA's Most Improved Player on Monday night. Oladipo is the fifth Pacer to win the award, which..." June 26

  • Paul George Went At The Pacers On Instagram For Declining Lance Stephenson’s Option

    Uproxx "The Indiana Pacers made their first significant move of this offseason on Monday when they decided to decline their team option on Lance Stephenson’s contract for next season, saving them $4.3 million in cap space as they enter a pivotal summer. Indiana now has approximately $12..." June 25

  • Report: Pacers to decline Lance Stephenson’s option for 2018-19

    CBS Indy "The Indiana Pacers will decline Lance Stephenson’s team option of $4.3 million for next season, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. The decision will make Stephenson a free agent. " June 25

  • Indiana Pacers Expected to Target Tyreke Evans and Will Barton in Free Agency

    Indiana Sports Coverage "The Indiana Pacers are expected to target Tyreke Evans and Will Barton in free agency, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. The news came following the release of a report by Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania that the team will be declining Lance Stephenson’s team..." June 25

  • Bulls, Suns, Pacers Among Potential Marcus Smart Suitors?

    Hoops Rumors "Marcus Smart is less than a week from reaching restricted free agency, and potential suitors for the four-year veteran are beginning to emerge. According to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link), the Bulls, Suns, Pacers, and Mavericks are among the teams..." June 25

  • Pacers plot major splash in free agency to vault them forward for 2018-19 season

    Indianapolis Star "The NBA draft is all about projections — and endless conjecture — but the truth is it’s just an offseason appetizer. The main course is free agency that begins next month and what happens there can immediately change the Pacers’ path to becoming a..." June 25

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Indiana to retain Bojan Bogdanovic, he could start again next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bojan Bogdanovic is the kind of floor spacing shooter the Pacers need next to the attacking Victor Oladipo. He started 80 games for the team, scored 14.3 points per game and shot 40.2 percent from three. Bogdanovic is due $10.5 million next season, but the Pacers can buy him out..." June 24

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Pacers Expected To Retain Darren Collison

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers are expected to bring back Darren Collison and guarantee his $10MM contract for next season, tweets Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports. Collison only has a $2MM partial guarantee for now, but will be in line for his full salary if Indiana doesn’t waive him..." June 22

  • Pacers draft UCLA’s Aaron Holiday with 23rd overall pick of NBA Draft

    CBS Indy "Meet the newest Indiana Pacer, UCLA’s Aaron Holiday. The point guard was selected 23rd overall in the first round of the NBA Draft. Holiday, a junior, took a massive leap last season leading the Bruins with 20.3 ppg to go along with a solid 42% from..." June 21

  • NBA Buyers Who Should Wait Until 2019 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Patience is a virtue in the NBA—especially now, for a handful of teams, as the silly season nears. More than half the league will enter the summer without cap space or meaningful flexibility. Such a cash-strapped field invariably puts pressure on the select few squads with..." June 12

  • Thaddeus Young strongly considering free agency

    Yardbarker "Pacers forward Thaddeus Young is strongly considering the possibility of opting out of his contract and becoming an unrestricted free agent next month, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Young holds a $13.7M option on his contract and has until June 29th to exercise..." June 12

  • Pacers may be anticipating near future in NBA Draft 2018

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers are scheduled to choose 23rd in the first round of this month's NBA Draft. Players picked in that spot don't often make an immediate impact, but the Pacers can look ahead a season as they make this selection. The contracts of the following prominent players,..." June 11

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01