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  • How do the Pacers get Victor Oladipo over the hump?

    SB Nation "The Indiana Pacers were the first team eliminated from the playoffs after the Celtics swept them out of the first round on Sunday. This result — an early exit at the hands of a mostly healthy Boston team — was expected. What’s also expected is..." April 22

  • Pacers could 'look different next season,' Nate McMillan says

    Sporting News "The Pacers are the first team to be eliminated from the 2019 NBA Playoffs, and coach Nate McMillan is already looking forward. McMillan said the team could look "different next season" after its 110-106 Game 4 loss to the Celtics on Sunday. "I'm looking at..." April 21

  • ABC station accidentally switches Pacers-Celtics to 'America's Funniest Home Videos'

    USA Today "The Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers' Game 4 matchup aired Sunday on ABC affiliates across the country, but NBA fans in the nation's No. 12 media market didn't get to see the final three minutes of the first half. Instead, they were treated to "America's Funniest..." April 21

  • Pacers’ Bojan Bogdanovic: “We’re just too good to drop two games this way” vs. Celtics

    Clutch Points "Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic believes his team is too good to drop the first two games against the Boston Celtics. Bogdanovic, who scored 23 points in Game 2, weighed in on the Pacers’ two losses to the Celtics at TD Garden in their first-round playoff series, per The..." April 19

  • Larry Bird thinks Pacers need to be ‘mentally tougher’

    Clutch Points "The Indiana Pacers find themselves down 2-0 after succumbing to the Boston Celtics’ late-game heroics in two straight games games. Larry Bird has watched his former organization give up fourth quarter leads to its first-round opponents in two straight games, something he says comes down..." April 19

  • Victor Oladipo will attend Pacers’ Game 3 vs. Celtics

    Clutch Points "Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo has received medical clearance from his doctor to travel from Miami and has a flight scheduled to attend Game 3 of the Pacers’ first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston Celtics on Friday night, according to Scott Agness of The..." April 19

  • Celtics’ Terry Rozier says Games 1 and 2 vs. Pacers weren’t chippy, thinks Games 3 and 4 might be

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics backup point guard Terry Rozier says Games 1 and 2 against the Indiana Pacers weren’t chippy, a big difference from the Celtics’ first-round series versus the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2018 playoffs. Rozier and Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe got into it a lot..." April 19

  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • The Pacers need to make adjustments to the Turner-Sabonis pairing ahead of Game 2

    Indy Cornrows "Indiana’s bad start to the second half got worse when Thaddeus Young went to the bench with 8:39 to play in the third quarter after picking up his fourth foul. Prior to that point, though they had opened the frame with two turnovers followed by five missed shots,..." April 15

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12

  • Why Thaddeus Young could be key to unlocking Bojan Bogdanovic

    Indy Cornrows "Cross-matches bothered the Pacers over their final two regular season games with the Celtics. Sometimes, like when scrambled transition defense led to Al Horford casually stepping into a warm-up shot, the impact was obvious. But, in other ways, it was more..." April 11

  • Myles Turner has more blocks than Cavs, thinks he should be Defensive Player of the Year

    Hoops Hype "Indiana Pacers big man Myles Turner has been one of the most feared rim protectors since he came into the NBA but is reaching new heights now. Turner, 23, recorded a block in 36 straight games for Indiana at one point this season and has accounted for more than half (50.1 percent) of..." April 08

  • NBA tells teams 2020-21 salary cap is $2 million lower than projected

    Clutch Points "The NBA’s salary cap has been steadily rising over the course of the past few years thanks to an extremely lucrative television deal, as well as the league being extraordinarily popular all over the world. Other than Michael Jordan’s heyday, it seems that the NBA right now..." April 05

  • Ron Artest Documentary to Show Full Malice at the Palace Footage

    SLAM Online "“Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story” will debut May 31 on Showtime, and feature the entire Malice at the Palace. It’s the first time the NBA has allowed extensive footage of the brawl between Indiana Pacers players and Detroit Pistons fans to be..." April 03

  • Nate McMillan explains why he is not resting Pacers players ahead of the playoffs

    Clutch Points "Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan says his team isn’t in a position to be resting with the playoffs just around the corner. Indiana is in the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference standings. The team has been in a funk lately, as they are just 3-7 over their last 10..." March 31

  • A potential Celtics-Pacers-Pelicans trade package centered around Anthony Davis that never happened

    Clutch Points "One week before the season’s trade deadline, New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis shocked the basketball world when he requested a trade via his agent, Rich Paul. Although it seemed out of nowhere, the speculations were his camp would want to team him up with LeBron James, who is..." March 30

  • Brad Stevens sees a similarity between last year’s Boston team, this year’s Pacers

    NBC Sports Boston "The Celtics and Indiana Pacers will play the first of what could be as many as nine games over the next four weeks on Friday night. Not only are the two head-to-head matchups over the next eight days likely to decide who emerges with the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference but, regardless of..." March 29

  • Victor Oladipo shares encouraging update on his recovery

    Yardbarker "Just over two months ago, Indiana Pacers star guard Victor Oladipo suffered a devastating season-ending knee injury. The All-Star went down in pain during a game against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 23. What looked to be a serious injury was confirmed the following day. The youngster..." March 27

  • On the Pacers considering a load management approach

    Indy Cornrows "After returning home from a winless road trip in which they barely cracked scoring a point per possession, Nate McMillan is reportedly considering the possibility of resting some players over the final nine games of the season. “We do have some guys who..." March 25

  • Pacers rule out Darren Collison vs. Nuggets

    Clutch Points "Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison will not play in Sunday afternoon’s game against the Denver Nuggets, according to J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star: Collison had started in the first 71 games of the year for the Pacers, but the thigh contusion will force him to..." March 24

  • Teanna Trump Tells Story About Unnamed Pacers Player Smashing Her When She Was Underage

    Total Pro Sports "Oh, this is just all types of messy. Well known porn star Teanna Trump was recently doing an interview with Adam22 when she began to talk about how an unnamed Indiana Pacers player got her into into the porn life and how they began smashing when she was only 16-years-old at the..." March 22

  • George: 'I was a snacker' before changes prior to breakthrough season

    The Score "Kicking aside some bad habits this past summer is helping Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George to emerge as an MVP candidate this season. "I'm a gamer," George told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. "So that caused for some late nights being up playing. You do get an..." March 17

  • PG: 'I'm not sure if I've done enough' to have Pacers jersey retired

    SLAM Online "Paul George thinks it will be “30 years from now” until the Pacers consider retiring his jersey. The OKC Thunder superstar says he may have not “done enough” to earn the honor just yet. PG’s second visit to Indiana since leaving in June 2017 was..." March 15

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • The Pacers are finally being confronted with their limitations

    The Score "Ever since Victor Oladipo went down with a ruptured quad tendon in late January, it feels like the rest of the NBA has been waiting for the indefatigable Indiana Pacers to fold. Until recently, they'd refused to do so. Continuing to win games on the strength of..." March 12

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • NBA Searched Cellphones in Lakers-Paul George Tampering Case

    Bleacher Report "The NBA took extensive measures during its investigation into the Los Angeles Lakers tampering with Paul George two years ago. Speaking at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference (h/t TrueHoop's Henry Abbott), NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league hired investigators and..." March 01

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Pacers to kick in $63M as part of deal to keep team in Indianapolis

    Indianapolis Star "The Pacers would have some skin in the game under legislation the Indiana Senate approved Tuesday to keep the team in town for another 25 years.  In asking for support for Senate Bill 7,  Appropriations Chairman Ryan Mishler told the Senate the Pacers were..." February 26

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • 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