Pacers Rumors & News

  • Miles, Pacers jolt Grizzlies, halt six-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- With the Thursday buzz of a possible trade of All-Star Paul George behind them, the Indiana Pacers focused on a drive to the NBA playoffs during a 102-92 victory on Friday night over the Memphis Grizzlies. C.J. Miles scored 17 points, Monta Ellis added 16 and Indiana snapped..." February 24

  • Hawks Made Aggressive Offers For Jimmy Butler, Paul George

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks pursued trades for both Jimmy Butler and Paul George at the deadline. Atlanta made aggressive offers built around a package of draft picks with more than three first rounders discussed. The Hawks own all of their own first round picks as well as future firsts from the Wolves..." February 24

  • George frustrated Pacers didn't keep him in loop as deadline neared

    Indianapolis Star "Many within the Pacers’ organization — players and executives — felt a sense of relief when the NBA’s trade deadline passed Thursday and Paul George remained on the roster. That relief, however, was soon replaced by pressure. Mounting pressure. Enormous pressure. George will be in a..." February 24

  • Paul George reportedly determined to play for Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the reasons Paul George was so difficult to move before the NBA trade deadline is that there are reportedly only two teams he is interested in playing for — his current one and the Los Angeles Lakers. George is under contract with the Indiana Pacers through the 2017-2018 season. After..." February 23

  • Report: Nuggets made ‘monster offer’ for Paul George

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Nuggets reportedly had serious interest in Paul George before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, and they are said to have made a substantial offer for the star swingman. According to Marc Stein and Chris B. Haynes of ESPN, Denver made a “monster offer” for George, but the deal may have..." February 23

  • Report: Boston finally willing to put Nets pick in Paul George trade talks, still may not be enough

    Pro Basketball Talk "They are the two biggest pieces on the trade deadline day chess board: Boston has the rights to swap picks with Brooklyn’s first-round pick this season (and the Nets will finish with the worst record in the league), and then Boston owns the Brooklyn pick outright next season. So far, Boston..." February 23

  • Sources: Lakers inquire about Pacers' George

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Lakers are among the teams to have inquired about the availability of Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George in recent days, according to league sources. While the conversation didn't go beyond an initial expression of interest -- which is common in the NBA in advance of the..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Paul George wants to stay, if Pacers can win

    USA Today "Paul George wants to stay in Indiana. But like so many things this time of year, when the phones are ringing off the hook in NBA offices as the trade deadline nears, the situation between the four-time All-Star and his Indiana Pacers is racked with nuance. So when George met with team owner..." February 22

  • Pacers’ Plans For Paul George At Trade Deadline Revealed

    NESN "Paul George is untouchable at the NBA trade deadline. The Indiana Pacers won’t consider trading their star player before 3 p.m. Thursday, The Indiana Star’s Nate Taylor reported Tuesday, citing multiple sources. Indiana would rather add perimeter or frontcourt players to its squad with hopes of..." February 22

  • Pacers Not Considering Any Trade Offers For Paul George

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers will not consider any trade discussions involving Paul George, according to multiple sources. The Pacers also don't plan on moving Jeff Teague or Myles Turner as they want to see how this core builds chemistry. Larry Bird would like the Pacers to re-sign Teague in the..." February 22

  • Paul George says he’s not motivated by opportunity to earn higher max

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pacers have already granted a standing max offer to Paul George. So, if he wants to stay in Indiana, his potential paths look relatively straightforward: If he makes an All-NBA team this season, he can sign a designated-veteran-player extension that would kick in in 2018-19 and projects..." February 21

  • Pacers pursuing Jahlil Okafor before the trade deadline

    Philly Voice "Since the DeMarcus Cousins trade likely took one of Jahlil Okafor’s main suitors (New Orleans) off the board before Thursday’s NBA Trade Deadline, the status of the Sixers second-year center became more of a question mark. Well, thanks to a report from ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, we know that..." February 21

  • NBA exec thinks Paul George could be ‘sleeper’ trade for Celtics

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics missed out on trading for DeMarcus Cousins over the weekend, though reports have indicated they were never actually interested. Now that Cousins has gone to the New Orleans Pelicans, most of the rumors regarding the Celtics have revolved around Jimmy Butler. But what about..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • 2017 NBA Dunk Contest: Robinson wins, but we all lose for watching

    CBS Sports "Glenn Robinson may be a more well known player than his son, but Glenn Robinson III did something his father could never do -- win the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest. With Aaron Gordon struggling in the first round, Robinson quickly made his mark on the event with a vertically challenged dunk. Creating..." February 19

  • Pacers make 2017 first-round pick available in push to aid Paul George

    ESPN "In an attempt to secure help for All-Star forward Paul George, the Indiana Pacers have made their 2017 first-round pick available in a trade, league sources said. In what is considered to be a deep draft, the Pacers are hoping that such an asset would translate to the addition of either an..." February 18

  • George noncommittal on Pacers extension: 'I want to compete for something'

    ESPN "All-Star forward Paul George said Friday that he still longs to lead the Indiana Pacers to their first NBA championship but stopped short of guaranteeing that he will sign the lucrative contract extension that the team is expected to offer him this summer. Asked about the estimated $219 million..." February 17

  • Porter leads Wizards in wire-to-wire victory

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- With plenty of potent offensive options, the Washington Wizards may be evolving into one of the NBA's most dangerous teams, a characteristic they again exhibited Thursday night. Otto Porter Jr. had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Washington led from start to finish in a..." February 16

  • Korver makes history in Cavs' victory over Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- He is one of seven players with at least 2,000 3-pointers in his career and he has tortured the Indiana Pacers for the last week. Yet none of that pleases Kyle Korver as much as his dunk. Korver might be good for 2,000 3s in a career, but he is only good for about one dunk a..." February 15

  • Spurs slip past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The San Antonio Spurs continue to be the model of NBA consistency, clinching a 20th consecutive winning season Monday night in coach Gregg Popovich's home state. Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points, and the Spurs rallied to defeat the Indiana Pacers 110-106 in Bankers Life..." February 13

  • Wizards stay hot, beat Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Markieff Morris had a clear path to the basket in the first quarter and dunking on his mind. Yet the big man missed and the ball clanked off the rim, soaring into the air. Instead of bouncing away, the ball kissed the top of the backboard, fell straight down, rattled around the rim..." February 11

  • Bucks pick up road win over Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Malcolm Brogdon came off the bench and scored 17 points, including two fourth-quarter 3s, and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away from the Indiana Pacers 116-100 on Saturday night in Bankers Life Filedhouse. Back to back 3-pointers from Brogdon gave the Bucks (23-30) a commanding..." February 11

  • Celtics Pursuing Paul George, Jimmy Butler Deals

    NESN "The Boston Celtics need another superstar to compete with the likes of the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA championship. As the Feb. 23 trade deadline approaches, it appears Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge still is aiming high..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Korver helps Cavs end Pacers' seven-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Kyle Korver is giving Cleveland the type of lift it expected when the Cavaliers acquired the veteran guard from Atlanta last month. Korver came off the bench to score a season-high 29 points, sharing scoring honors with Kyrie Irving in a 132-117 victory over the Indiana..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Pacers edge Thunder for seventh straight win

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers discovered yet another method to extend their winning streak on Monday night. Indiana shot only 37.9 percent from the field, 65.5 percent from the foul line and was outrebounded 61-37, yet the Pacers limited the Oklahoma City Thunder to 38.6 percent..." February 06

  • Paul George recovers from "dark moment" to become All Star again

    USA Today "For the first two months of the NBA season, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was in a funk. “I was in a dark moment, a low moment,” he said. “I had a bunch of ankle injuries going on. The team wasn’t meshing well. The chemistry between myself and Jeff (Teague) wasn’t where it should’ve been...." February 06

  • Pacers clamp down on Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- During November, December and a part of January, the Indiana Pacers struggled defensively and hovered around .500. But Saturday night's second-half defense was indicative of why Indiana has won a season-best six in a row, limiting Detroit to 9-of-30 shooting from the floor..." February 04

  • Paul George Returning to Form

    Basketball Insiders "Although his numbers are down in a couple of statistical categories this season, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was named to his fourth All-Star game last week by NBA coaches. By no means does that mean he doesn’t deserve to be an All-Star, it’s rather an indication on how he struggled at the..." February 04

  • George, Teague propel Pacers past reeling Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- A 19-point lead completely erased and a struggle to put away an inferior opponent on the road down the stretch. If what unfolded Friday night occurred in November, the outcome might have turned out differently for the Indiana Pacers. Instead the Pacers are in the "winning..." February 03

  • DeAndre Jordan and Aaron Gordon highlight 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest field

    Yardbarker "With two-time defending NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Zach LaVine sitting out this year’s edition, many are wondering who will fill the void in his absence? The field this year does have the Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon — who was the runner up last-year with his amazing dunk over the Magic’s..." February 03

  • Pacers dump Magic for fourth win in row

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Four-time All-Star Paul George struggled badly Wednesday night, helping the Indiana Pacers learn a valuable lesson. They can win without him. With George playing his worst game of the season, the Pacers still won their fourth consecutive game, leading almost from start..." February 01

  • Myles Turner discusses long-term goals, advice from Paul George, quitting football and more

    Hoops Hype "Despite being just 20 years old and a sophomore in the NBA, Indiana Pacers big man Myles Turner is having a terrific season and showing why he’s already one of the league’s best two-way centers. Turner is filling the stat sheet – averaging 15.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks (the..." January 30

  • Stephen Jackson Has Amazing Stories About Smoking Weed Before NBA Games

    Uproxx "Stephen Jackson isn’t afraid to talk candidly about his time in the NBA, and the man who was once at the center of the Malice at the Palace has plenty of incredible stories to tell about his time in the league both on and off the court. This week he went on the I Am Rapaport podcast with..." January 30

  • Ex-Wolf Al Jefferson savors his mentor/backup role with Pacers

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Al Jefferson arrived at Target Center 10 years ago this summer a promising 22-year-old star and centerpiece of a blockbuster trade that sent Timberwolves superstar Kevin Garnett to Boston. He returned on Thursday a 32-year-old backup center and mentor to young Pacers star Myles Turner. “To..." January 29

  • George scores 33, Pacers contain Harden

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- With 33 points, Indiana's Paul George led all scorers Sunday night in the Pacers' emphatic 120-101 victory against the Houston Rockets. But it was George's defensive effort on Houston star James Harden -- 15 points on 3 of 17 shooting including 2 of 10 from 3-point range --..." January 29

  • George helps Pacers rally past Kings in OT

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The trends and tendencies of the Indiana Pacers' 2016-2017 season to date did not point to a victory when they trailed the Sacramento Kings by 16 with 6:08 remaining in the third quarter. Entering Friday's game, the Pacers were 2-18 when trailing after three quarters and 2-7..." January 27

  • George fulfills All-Star billing as Pacers nip Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- About a half hour before Paul George and the Indiana Pacers took the court Thursday against Minnesota, George was named as an NBA All-Star for the fifth time in his career. Not long after, the Pacers forward lived up to his All-Star billing. George scored a team-high 32..." January 26

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Pacers' Robinson to participate in All-Star dunk contest

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Wednesday morning report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports’ The Vertical, Indiana Pacers’ shooting guard Glenn Robinson, III will be participating in this year’s Slam Dunk Contest. While rumors and speculation continue to swirl regarding this year’s participants, it appears..." January 25

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Paul George: 'I don't think booing is the solution'

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George hears you, Pacers fans. He hears you booing, and he wants you to know: He gets it. But it doesn’t help. “They pay their money, their hard-earned money to watch us play. They got the right to do whatever they want," George said after practice Tuesday. "It doesn’t hurt me. It..." January 25

  • Knicks pull out win over Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Frustration and inconsistency have been common bonds this season for the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers. All-Star Carmelo Anthony took out some of that frustration Monday night, leading the Knicks to a 109-103 victory over the struggling Pacers in Bankers Life..." January 24

  • Jazz PG Hill scores 30 while tormenting former club

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- If George Hill wanted to send a statement to his old team after being traded to Utah over the summer, he did a good job of masking his intentions. Hill constructed an emotional wall when he faced his old team for the first time this season. He did not turn his thoughts to..." January 22

  • Lakers pull out of five-game slide with win over Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers showed more hustle, Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. Lou Williams scored a game-high 27 points and the Lakers ended a five-game skid with a 108-96 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night at Staples Center. Julius Randle scored 16..." January 21