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  • Victor Oladipo poised to make another jump after breakout season?

    Larry Brown Sports "Victor Oladipo emerged as one of the best guards in the NBA in his first season with the Indiana Pacers last year, and apparently he still has room for growth going forward. Coming off a year in which he averaged 23.1 points and led the league with 2.1 steals per game, there have been..." September 20

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Report: Ben Moore to re-sign with Indiana Pacers

    247 Sports "Former SMU forward Ben Moore has re-upped with the Indiana Pacers. The former SMU forward agreed to a partially guaranteed one-year deal, according to The Athletic’s Scott Agness. The 6-7 forward’s new contract will give him an invitation to training camp, but he is not..." September 05

  • Pacers Sign Nate McMillan To Contract Extension

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers announced Tuesday they have signed Nate McMillan to a multi-year contract extension as head coach.  McMillan will enter his third season as Pacers’ coach after serving as the team’s Associate Head Coach for three seasons under Frank Vogel. In his..." September 05

  • If Pacers ask, Lance Stephenson says he’s coming back

    Indianapolis Star "The backdrop was perfect for what Lance Stephenson was about to say. Indiana Pacers fans milling about at a party Wednesday night, hosted by Stephenson. A party he put on to say thank you to Indianapolis. To say goodbye as he heads off to play with that nemesis-turned-ally LeBron..." August 30

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Pacers would’ve traded Paul George to Lakers if they got Ingram or No. 2 pick

    Clutch Points "At one point, Paul George to the Los Angeles Lakers seemed like a sure thing. The California native was unhappy in Indiana and he was set to be a free agent in the summer of 2018—conveniently when the Lakers would have cap space. But instead of landing in Los Angeles,..." August 27

  • Paul George on Jim O'Brien: 'My rookie year, I had a (expletive) coach'

    Indianapolis Star "Former Pacer Paul George just can't stop talking about his time in Indianapolis.  George recently joined the Short Story Long podcast with Chris "Drama" Pfaff, founder of Young & Reckless clothing line. On the podcast, he talked about his career with the..." August 24

  • Here’s what coach Nate McMillan is expecting from the Pacers this season

    Boston Globe "Nate McMillan is not a coach who often shows his emotion. And in talking about the Pacers’ potential for this season, after a stunning run to the playoffs in 2017-18, he matter-of-factly discussed Indiana’s offseason additions. McMillan realizes the Pacers..." August 23

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds 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. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Victor Oladipo: “I play nothing safe now” because “that really didn’t get me anywhere”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Victor Oladipo transformed last season. Traded to the Pacers, he showed up to camp in better shape than he had ever been before, and with a new confidence in his handles and shot making. Coach Nate McMillan realized what he had, put the ball in Oladipo’s hands, and got out of..." August 19

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • Myles Turner Says He’s Jacked Now Because He Stopped Eating Whataburger And Waffle House

    Dime Magazine "Myles Turner says he’s in the best shape of his life, but at what cost? The Indiana Pacers guard has sculpted his body this offseason in a big way, but what he’s had to cut out of his life may cut too deep for many in his native Texas. ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk wrote..." August 14

  • Sixers didn’t reach out to Tyreke Evans in free agency

    Clutch Points "Tyreke Evans playing for the Philadelphia 76ers would have made sense. After all, he grew up in Chester, Pensylvania and conducts a basketball camp there. But after knowing the team is interested in him at the trade deadline, the Indiana Pacers guard has not heard from them..." August 14

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Pacers' national profile grows with 12 games nationally televised for 2018-19

    Indianapolis Star "After just one national TV game a season ago for the Indiana Pacers, they've rocketed up the charts for the 2018-19 season when the NBA released the full schedule Friday.  Not including several NBA TV appearances, the Pacers will appear on national television 12 times, mostly..." August 10

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • Trevor Booker To Play In China

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran NBA power forward Trevor Booker has announced that he’ll play in China during the 2018/19 season. “Although I know I belong in the NBA, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be heading to China this upcoming season,” Booker..." August 08

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Trevor Booker nearing deal to play for Brandon Jenning’s former team in China

    Clutch Points "Trevor Booker is taking his talents to the Far East. According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype, Booker is close to agreeing and signing a contract to play with the Shanxi Brave Dragons, the same team NBA free agent guard Brandon Jennings used to play for during his time in China. Booker..." August 06

  • Pacers Sign C.J. Wilcox To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Pacers have filled their second two-way contract slot, officially announcing today in a press release that they’ve signed free agent shooting guard C.J. Wilcox to a two-way contract. Wilcox, a first-round pick in the 2014 draft, spent his first two seasons with the Clippers..." August 03

  • Joe Young Expected To Play In China

    Hoops Rumors "Former Pacers guard Joe Young is expected to make the move overseas to China for the 2018/19 season, per Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. Carchia reports that Young has agreed to terms with Chinese team Nanjing Monkey King. Young, who spent three seasons in Indiana, appeared in 127..." August 03

  • Pacers reportedly finalizing extension with Nate McMillan

    Sportsnaut "Since taking over for Frank Vogel as the Indiana Pacers head coach back in 2016-17, Nate McMillan has turned the franchise around in a big way. Dealing with a rebuilding squad this past season, McMillan led Indiana to a surprising 48-34 record and took Cleveland to seven..." August 01

  • The Improbable Yet Predictable Stardom Of Victor Oladipo

    Real GM Basketball "With hindsight at our disposal, it was almost too easy to predict the All-Star ascension of Victor Oladipo this past season—the eye test always came back with a green check mark after watching a tape or two of his. What was improbable, however, was the removal of his shackles, and how two..." July 31

  • Pacers Had 'Qualms' Offering Supermax To Paul George Had He Qualified In 2017

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers had "qualms" about signing Paul George to a supermax contract extension in 2017 had he made an All-NBA team to become eligible for one. " July 27

  • JJ Redick: ‘I Almost Signed With Indy’

    SLAM Online "Before reaching an agreement to re-sign with the 76ers, JJ Redick revealed he nearly joined Victor Oladipo and the Pacers in The JJ Redick Podcast. The 34-year-old revealed he was very close to leaving Philadelphia: “I almost..." July 26

  • Al Jefferson Set To Play In China

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran NBA big man Al Jefferson is opting to play in China for the upcoming season, a source tells TNT’s David Aldridge (Twitter link). According to Aldridge, Jefferson had an opportunity to rejoin the Pacers after being waived by the team earlier this month, but was..." July 26

  • Trainer says Victor Oladipo will be a mini-LeBron this season

    Clutch Points "Victor Oladipo broke into the All-Star radar after a stellar 2017-18 season, his first with the Indiana Pacers as a result of a blockbuster deal for Paul George. The Indiana product impressed early in the season and managed to keep his team competitive all the way through,..." July 25

  • How Teams Are Using 2018/19 Mid-Level Exceptions

    Hoops Rumors "In addition to receiving nearly $102MM in cap room and being allowed to surpass that threshold in order to sign players using Bird Rights or the minimum salary exception, each NBA team also receives a mid-level exception. The value of this exception varies depending on a..." July 23

  • 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