Pacers Rumors & News

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Pacers Ready to Sign Paul George to Max Deal

    Bleacher Report "Indiana Pacers team president Larry Bird told Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star that he feels star Paul George is a max contract player. Per Taylor, Bird added he and George discussed a possible deal over the summer and that the team will agree to a max deal when George is ready." September 21

  • Pistons’ Reggie Jackson stays in summer pad with Pacers' Paul George

    Detroit Free Press "It was a good plan. Good friends and Central Division rivals Reggie Jackson and Paul George agreed to split the cost of renting a place just south of Los Angeles during the summer. Sensible, since George is a California guy and Jackson conducts his off-season workout regimen on the West..." September 21

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Thaddeus Young Sees Opportunity with New-Look Pacers

    NBA.com "He's renting. Buying a house would seems the natural decision for a 28-year-old NBA player with a close-knit family that includes a wife and two young children, but Thad Young knows the ways of his profession all too well. Playing for four teams since the final game of the 2013-14 season can..." September 18

  • Paul George is giving away 5,000 tickets to WNBA legend's last regular-season game

    Fox Sports "After 16 seasons, 10 All-Star selections, a Finals MVP and league title, WNBA icon Tamika Catchings will play her final regular-season game for the Indiana Fever this Sunday. Catchings, now 37 years old and just a few weeks removed from winning her fourth Olympic gold medal with Team USA, will..." September 15

  • Kevin Seraphin asked Wizards to trade him when Wittman wouldn't play him

    CBS Sports "Snake-loving Indiana Pacers big man Kevin Seraphin told French newspaper L'Equipe that he asked the Washington Wizards to trade him multiple times when former coach Randy Wittman refused to give him consistent minutes. Here's the quote, as translated by HoopsHype's Jorge Sierra: "Every year..." September 14

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Knicks foiled trying to reunite with snake lover Kevin Seraphin

    New York Post "The Knicks wanted to re-sign center Kevin Seraphin, according to a source, but were outbid. The two-year contract Seraphin received Thursday from the rival Pacers starts at $2 million annually, according to a source, with only the first year fully guaranteed. The Knicks only were able to give..." September 10

  • Pacers sign Nick Zeisloft, make Kevin Seraphin signing official

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they have signed former Indiana standout Nick Zeisloft. They also made the Kevin Seraphin signing official. Terms of the contracts were not released." September 10

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Pacers Sign Nick Zeisloft

    Hoops Rumors "After playing his college ball with the Hoosiers for the last two years, Nick Zeisloft will remain in Indiana this fall. According to RealGM’s NBA transactions log, the Pacers have signed the undrafted free agent guard. While terms of the deal aren’t known, it figures to be a one-year,..." September 07

  • Report: Pacers, Seraphin agree to 2-year, $3.6M deal

    Today's Fastbreak "The Indiana Pacers already signed Al Jefferson in free agency this offseason and traded for Thaddeus Young on draft day to add veteran frontcourt help around second-year big man Myles Turner. It seems though that they may not be done adding to their frontcourt as ESPN’s Ian Begley reports that..." September 02

  • Pacers Betting on Offensive Growth Without Defensive Slip

    NBA.com "Read between the lines of the Pacers' offseason moves and the intent is clear, Indiana wants more offensive punch. George Hill, one of the better defensive points guards in the NBA, was shipped to Utah while the Pacers landed Jeff Teague, a solid defender in his own right, but more well-known..." September 01

  • Brandon Jennings stokes controversy by preferring career of Robert Horry to Reggie Miller

    Larry Brown Sports "Ah, the great debate in every sport. If given the choice between a Hall of Fame career and a pile of championships, which would you want your legacy to be? Brandon Jennings’s answer? The rings. That’s why he’d rather have Robert Horry’s resume than Reggie Miller’s." August 29

  • Ty Lawson agrees to one-year deal with Kings

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings on Sunday night reportedly added another body, getting free-agent Ty Lawson to agree to a deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The deal is reportedly for one year. Lawson, 28, was on the Rockets and Pacers in the 2015-16 season." August 29

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Kevin Durant And Paul George Thought The Rio Olympics Would Be Easier

    Uproxx "The good news for Team USA after the group stage of the Rio Olympics is that they remain undefeated at 5-0 and won their group. The bad news is that despite not yet having suffered a loss, the American squad isn’t looking anywhere near as dominant as people expected them to be. After destroying..." August 15

  • Alex Poythress agrees to deal with Pacers

    Yahoo! Sports "University of Kentucky free-agent forward Alex Poythress has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told The Vertical." August 13

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Paul George knew Australia could be ‘a little dirty’

    Larry Brown Sports "The U.S. men’s basketball team got a real test from Australia during the Group A game between the countries on Wednesday and escaped with a 98-88 win. Australia played a tough, physical game and even led going into halftime before Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving helped lead the U.S. to victory..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Paul George wants to meet with French Olympic gymnast with shattered leg

    USA Today "U.S. Olympic basketball player Paul George is trying to set up a meeting with injured French gymnast Samir Ait Said. George has a level of empathy that most people don’t. Two summers ago in a scrimmage before the FIBA World Cup, the Indiana Pacers star sustained a compound fracture of the right..." August 08

  • Paul George denies getting crossed in win over China, blames sneakers

    Larry Brown Sports "USA Basketball cruised to a 119-62 victory over China in their first taste of official Olympic action on Saturday, but the win came at the expense of Paul George’s ankles. With the game winding down in the fourth quarter, George got his ankles banished to the shadow realm with a quick crossover..." August 07

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Pacers, George had initial talks on contract extension

    Uproxx "Indiana Pacers star Paul George has three years remaining on a contract with a player option for the final year in 2018-19, but a new report states that the two sides have already begun discussing an extension. George signed his current contract on Sept. 25, 2013, and he can’t sign an extension..." August 06

  • Pacers release Shayne Whittington

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers have released 6-foot-11 power forward Shayne Whittington, the team announced Friday. By releasing Whittington's less $1 million contract ahead of Monday's August 1 deadline to pickup or decline his option, Indiana's roster is now back within the 15-player maximum after..." August 02

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Pacers' George glad Bird is adding talent, not letting him 'waste' years

    Indianapolis Star "During the playoffs last season, Paul George came up with a new mantra. The Pacers were underdogs against the Toronto Raptors. George knew he would have to great – incredible, in fact – to lead the Pacers to second round. “It’s on me,” George said then. Living up to those three words, he was..." July 29

  • NBA London 2017: Indiana Pacers to face Denver Nuggets at the O2

    London Evening Standard "The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets will face off at London’s O2 Arena on January 12 as the NBA hosts its seventh regular season game in the capital. Neither the Pacers nor the Nuggets have played in London but will follow in the footsteps of the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors, whose match..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Paul George: 'It's on me' to get Pacers to challenge Cavs

    The Score "The Indiana Pacers were right there. They'd come up short in the Eastern Conference finals two years in a row when Paul George suffered a horrific leg injury in a Team USA scrimmage. They missed the subsequent playoffs after the star forward missed most of 2014-15. This past postseason, he..." July 24

  • Why Paul George continues to chase Olympic dream after devastating injury

    Yahoo! Sports "During that traumatic, disquieting time when Paul George went from crashing into a basket stanchion to being carted off the floor, strapped on a gurney, at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center two years ago, Team USA participants lowered their heads in silence, prayed softly to themselves or turned away in..." July 23

  • Ty Lawson: A team will ‘get me for cheaper than I feel I’m worth,’ misconception that I drink too much

    Pro Basketball Talk "A year ago, Ty Lawson allowed his guaranteed $13,213,482 salary for the upcoming season to become fully unguaranteed. Now, after the Rockets waived him, Lawson is a free agent who won’t recoup much of the money he sacrificed. Not only does Lawson have the stain of two DUIs in a six-month..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • George Hill found out he was traded in a Larry Bird voicemail

    The Comeback "Finding out you’ve been traded is kind of like getting broken up with. You’d rather find out face to face out of respect than via phone call or text message. Apparently, George Hill learned that he had been traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Utah Jazz from a voicemail left on his phone from..." July 18

  • Aaron Brooks agrees to 1-year deal with Pacers

    Today's Fastbreak "Veteran point guard Aaron Brooks has agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Indiana Pacers, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Charania reported a week ago that Brooks was nearing a deal with Indiana, and now finally an agreement has been reached. With this addition, it’s..." July 18

  • Jalen Rose and First Take Host Molly Qerim Are Dating

    The Big Lead "Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim are dating, as evidenced by the photos shared by Jalen Rose on social media above and below. The relationship is now public. Rose is the co-host of the ESPN Radio program Jalen & Jacoby, and also an analyst on ESPN’s NBA Countdown studio show." July 13

  • Jeff Teague moves into parents' basement

    Sporting News "New Pacer Jeff Teague is a millennial at heart. And what do millennials do? They live at home with mom and dad. After being traded to his hometown Pacers this offseason — he's from Indianapolis — Teague decided to shack up in his parent’s basement instead of finding his own place. And likely to..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Report: Pacers sign Georges Niang to three-year deal

    Indy Cornrows "After a solid showing during the Orlando Pro Summer League, the Pacers committed to second-round pick (No. 50 overall) Georges Niang, officially announcing the rook's signing on Monday. Second round picks aren't guaranteed a contract or spot on the team after the draft, but the Pacers will give..." July 12