Pacers Rumors & News

  • Pacers free agents: Who stays and who goes?

    Indianapolis Star "When the Indiana Pacers held exit meetings after the season, the six players due to become free agents expressed a desire to return for the 2015-16 campaign, according to Larry Bird, the team's president of basketball operations. "We've got so much money to spend, it's according to what they..." April 20

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Roy Hibbert And The Indiana Pacers Are Headed For A Messy Divorce "Roy Hibbert is an awkward fit in today’s pace-and-space NBA. He doesn’t shoot well near the basket or from distance, he isn’t a particularly gifted passer, and he can’t sprint up and down the court repeatedly. When the Pacers expected to play the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals every year,..." April 20

  • Pacers to switch to faster style, Roy Hibbert might be benched next year

    Indianapolis Star "No one can explain why two-time All-Star Roy Hibbert has played inconsistently on the offensive end. Then again, there's no telling how Hibbert truly felt about his 2014-15 season because he escaped the visitors' locker room in FedEx Arena on Wednesday night without speaking to reporters after the..." April 18

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Does new scheme mean Roy Hibbert will be benched, Vogel said: "Possibly." "Roy's role will be diminished." There it is again.

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Pacers season ends with loss in finale to Grizzlies

    Indianapolis Star "The pain, the plucky play and the perseverance all came to an end on Wednesday night. Indiana Pacers fell 95-83 to the Memphis Grizzlies, losing in the final game of the regular season in a failed bid for the final playoff seed. The Pacers could have made the postseason by either winning or..." April 16

  • George carried off court, diagnosed with strain "The Indiana Pacers got a scare Wednesday night when forward Paul George had to be carried off the court by teammates midway through the fourth quarter of their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pacers said he had a sore left calf. "Nothing serious," coach Frank Vogel said. "He got kicked..." April 16

  • Pacers keep hope alive with double OT win

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers didn't need the style points on Tuesday, only the win. In a must-have game, the Pacers survived for the 99-95 victory over the Washington Wizards inside a sold-out Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana (38-43), as the eighth seed, has secured a one-game lead over the Brooklyn..." April 15

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • Thunder lose crucial game to the Pacers and, potentially, Russell Westbrook to suspension

    The Oklahoman "C.J. Miles lined up the corner three and knocked it in – the ensuing swish, ovation and OKC timeout putting a fitting bow on the most nightmare sequence of the Thunder’s nightmare season. With only 5:20 left, Miles’ dagger gave the Pacers a 12-point lead in their eventual 116-104 win over the..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Injury update: C.J. Watson (sore right elbow) is doubtful for tonight’s game. Chris Copeland (injuries to left elbow and abdomen) is out.

  • Chris Copeland released from hospital "Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland was released from a New York hospital two days after a Wednesday morning stabbing incident, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson. Copeland suffered knife wounds to his left elbow and abdomen, and a source told Anderson the knife blade touched his diaphragm..." April 12

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Don't expect CJ Watson to play this week. He's bothered by a sore right elbow, frustrated that he can't help the team

  • Pacers continue chase with win over Pistons

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers have often repeated the maxim of staying in the fight, which as of late has taken on the meaning of the playoff race. Just when the Pacers' fingertips nearly slipped from a Friday night matchup against the Detroit Pistons – and inside different arenas, the Boston Celtics and..." April 11

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Paul George was asked if he was afraid to get hurt again. “Nah, I don’t have any fear. Unless they move the stanchions closer." #pacers

  • Pacers throttle Knicks 102-86

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers put the New York Knicks down early and held off a fourth quarter run to grab their third straight win. The Pacers led by as many as 28 early in the fourth quarter, but the Knicks would trim the lead to as close as 16, but a C.J. Miles three would halt the New York run as Indiana..." April 09

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Per a source close to the situation, Chris Copeland is in ICU after surgery. The knife punctured his diaphragm. His elbow wrapped heavily

  • Vogel on Copeland: 'I agree it was a bad choice'

    Indianapolis Star "As his Indiana Pacers moved on to the next stop on their road trip, Chris Copeland remained hospitalized in New York City on Thursday, recovering from surgery. Copeland released a statement through the team, expressing regret for being out early Wednesday morning when the incident in which he..." April 09

  • Chris Copeland apologizes for being out late, which is completely unnecessary

    Pro Basketball Talk "Pacers forward Chris Copeland was stabbed between 3 and 4 a.m. Wednesday morning outside a New York nightclub. He suffered wounds serious enough to require surgery, reportedly even going to the ICU afterward. He is the victim. Yet, he’s also apologizing. Pacers release: Chris Copeland..." April 09

  • Copeland recovering from stabbing, 'overwhelmed with the outpouring of support'

    The Score "Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland is laid up in a New York City hospital's intensive care unit, recovering from knife wounds to his abdomen, left hand and left elbow, as well as a reported elbow fracture. Copeland suffered the injuries when he was attacked outside a Chelsea nightclub early..." April 09

  • Pacers' Copeland suffered punctured diaphragm in attack

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland suffered a puncture to his diaphragm and remained in an intensive care unit on Wednesday. A source close to the situation told the Indianapolis Star that Copeland remained stabilized at Bellevue Hospital in New York. Copeland underwent surgery for injuries..." April 09

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    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    I'm told Chris Copeland is still in surgery at this time. Updates later today.

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

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    Jared Zwerling @JaredZwerling

    Copeland didn't get into a fight. His female friend (not wife) helped ward off attacker. Cope got stabbed and broke left elbow. Surgery now.

  • Pacers Chris Copeland, wife stabbed; two Hawks arrested in aftermath

    New York Daily News "A former member of the New York Knicks now playing for the Indiana Pacers was stabbed in the abdomen — and his wife slashed — during an argument at 1 OAK club in Chelsea early Wednesday, cop sources said. Chris Copeland’s attacker was arrested, and two members of the Atlanta Hawks, Pero Antić..." April 08

  • Paul George's "I'm back" moment to be defined by defense

    Indy Cornrows "The 2014 Defensive Player of the Year voting may not have reflected it, but Paul George was one of the stoutest defenders in the league last season. With Roy Hibbert laying in wait at the rim, Indiana's 6-9 small forward was free to mercilessly hound his opponent's passing lanes with the full..." April 06

  • Playoff hopes fading away fast with Heat’s loss to Pacers

    Miami Herald "Dwyane Wade’s body language spoke volumes, and it was only the second quarter. After another defensive mistake by forward Michael Beasley, this time allowing a wide open dunk, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called a timeout to refocus his team and slow the Pacers’ momentum. Wade heard the timeout..." April 06

  • Paul George feels the love in return to Pacers

    USA Today "Paul George received the homecoming welcome Sunday night. From the Indiana Pacers fans filling Bankers Life Fieldhouse and even before the game against the Miami Heat, when a four-star general presented him with honorary dog tags. After recovering from a broken leg suffered eight months ago,..." April 06

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    Wheat Hotchkiss @Wheat_Hotchkiss

    Frank Vogel says CJ Watson is OUT tonight (elbow).

  • 15d
    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    With Paul George back in the fold, Chris Copeland joins Shayne Whittington on the inactive list for tonight.

  • Paul George to return Sunday "Paul George has chosen Easter Sunday to make his long-awaited comeback from a gruesome leg injury. George announced via Instagram on Saturday morning that he intends to play in Sunday night's home game against the Miami Heat." April 05

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Dr. Hupfer revealed that PG had a second operation in October "to help increase the stress across the fracture and stimulate the healing."

  • 16d
    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Larry Bird on Paul George: "He still has a ways to go."

  • 16d
    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Injury report: Paul George is probable for tomorrow night's game. C.J. Watson (sore right elbow) is questionable.

  • 17d
    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    C.J. Miles (sprained ankle) and Rodney Stuckey (sore wrist) did not go through shootaround but will give what they can tonight vs Hornets.

  • 18d
    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Injury report: Rodney Stuckey (sore right wrist) is questionable for tomorrow night's game against the Hornets. Paul George is out.

  • Celtics will look to build off big win against Pacers

    CSN New England "For the past couple of weeks, we have talked repeatedly about “big games” and the like involving the Boston Celtics. Wednesday’s 100-87 victory over Indiana was no exception, although it felt as though it was more than just a quality victory late in the season. In the end, the Celtics..." April 02

  • George Hill: 'I feel like we're giving the season away, one game at a time'

    Indianapolis Star "It wasn't the start that the Pacers needed to a crucial week. In the first of four games against teams in the tight Eastern Conference playoff picture, Indiana was hoping to move into a tie for eighth place Tuesday night, but failed to do so, falling to Brooklyn 111-106 at Barclays..." April 01

  • Surging Nets hold off Pacers to regain No. 8 spot in playoff race

    New York Post "The Nets picked a good time to play their best basketball of the season. With their latest win, a 111-106 victory over the Pacers on Tuesday night at Barclays Center, the Nets now have their first four-game winning streak of the season, pushing themselves back into sole possession of eighth..." April 01

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Pacers begin most crucial week with win

    Indianapolis Star "The Return can wait. The biggest week, the most important moment of the Indiana Pacers' season, begins in a matter of days. And it has nothing to do with waiting on their recovering star to make his long-awaited comeback. On Sunday, the Pacers ensured that they would start the upcoming..." March 30

  • Hibbert: Paul George Looks Like His Old Awesome Self In Practice

    Real GM Basketball "Paul George has been cleared to return to game action and has been traveling the Indiana Pacers for weeks. George has been impressive in practice as he works his way back from a broken leg. "Seeing the things he does in practice, it's awesome," Roy Hibbert said. "He's coming. " March 30

  • Paul George on potential return: 'I've passed all the tests'

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George was one of the last players on the practice floor Saturday afternoon. After the team drills broke up, George ran from baseline to baseline, then knocked down more than 60 3-pointers from various spots around the arc. The extra work continues to embolden George that he can soon make his..." March 29

  • NBA, Pacers issue joint statement on controversial Indiana legislation "This week, the Indiana state legislature voted into law a measure that opponents believe will lead businesses to cite religious grounds in discriminating against gays and lesbians. Here's the language of the bill from the Indianapolis Star: Senate Bill 101 prohibits state or local..." March 29

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Injury report: Rodney Stuckey questionable (sore left calf), David West probable (allergic reaction), & Paul George out for tomorrow's game.

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28