Pacers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • Kings lose Gay to injury while falling to Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan has emphasized to his team the need for them to become more stalwart on the road. On one of the most memorable nights of his career, McMillan saw just what he wanted. "That's what we want to do," he said after the Pacers overcame a..." January 19

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • George leads as Pacers hold off Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Having absorbed a 28-point loss to Denver this past Thursday in London, the Indiana Pacers were desperate for a victory before beginning a three-game road trip Wednesday night at Sacramento. While Indiana's effort was far from artistic, Paul George scored 19 points, and the..." January 16

  • Adam Silver: Pacers 'highly likely' to host All-Star Game

    Indianapolis Star "For a year, NBA commissioner Adam Silver heard the persuasive points from the Indiana Pacers. Wherever Silver went — a weekend in Toronto, short visits to Indianapolis, a meeting or two in New York — the Pacers were there to lobby for one of the NBA’s most prized and glitzy events: the All-Star..." January 15

  • Nuggets rout Pacers in London

    The Sports Xchange "A change of scenery and a chance to spend time together made all the difference for the Denver Nuggets. Denver traveled 4,683 miles to play a home game, and the trek paid off with one of its best games of the year. Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, Wilson..." January 12

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Teague, George propel Pacers past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- According to teammates, point guard Jeff Teague is the MVP during the Indiana Pacers' season-best, five-game winning streak, which includes Saturday night's 123-109 victory over the New York Knicks. In just 30:57, Teague had 19 points, four rebounds and eight assists,..." January 07

  • Pacers remain ‘optimistic’ about retaining Paul George long term

    Sportsnaut "Despite Paul George’s frustration with the Indiana Pacers’ current season, the franchise remains hopeful it will retain him long after this season. According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, the Pacers believe they can keep George on board for years to come thanks to a new rule that is..." January 07

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Pacers put together fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Jeff Teague says the Indiana Pacers have compiled a season-best four-game winning streak because after 37 games they finally are a connected group. Paul George (26), Myles Turner (25) and Teague (21) combined for 72 points, and Indiana pulled away from the Brooklyn Nets..." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • George scores 32 as Pacers down Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- It took nearly half a season for the Indiana Pacers to string together three consecutive victories. Franchise player Paul George believes it's just the start of something big. "I felt that's all we needed. We needed to get a winning streak going, just so that momentum..." January 03

  • Turner powers Pacers past Magic

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan has noticed center Myles Turner's development with each outing. "He's a second-year player for us and it's a huge learning curve from not starting much playing the (power forward spot) to now being the anchor of an NBA team and you have to..." January 01

  • George, Pacers use late surge to topple Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- During a spirited Thursday practice, the Indiana Pacers focused on what they could do to snap a season-worst, four-game losing streak. It was suggested that focusing on having fun instead of worrying about countless little things might be a good idea. The theory proved..." December 30

  • Pacers' George sounds off on 'frustrating' season

    Indianapolis Star "They're zero for their last four. Longest active losing streak in the NBA. They're three games below .500. Furthest they've dipped below even all season. They've dropped games to Miami, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Dallas, the five worst teams, by record, in the NBA. Yet Thursday..." December 30

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • NBA fines Paul George, Pacers’ coach for ripping referees after loss to Bulls

    Fox Sports "Paul George was fined $15,000 for his public criticism of the officiating following a Dec. 26 loss to the Bulls, the NBA announced on Wednesday. Pacers head coach Nate McMillan was fined $10,000 for his remarks, which weren’t nearly as inflammatory as those of his player. George had plenty to..." December 29

  • Wall just misses triple-double in Wizards' 111-105 win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards couldn't win games earlier this season when their starters rested or missed any time. Their latest victory showed just how far they've come. John Wall had 36 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists as the surging Washington Wizards fended off the Indiana..." December 28

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Paul George: Pacers don't get calls, are like NBA's 'little brother'

    ESPN "Indiana Pacers star Paul George says his team is the "little brother" of the NBA. George voiced his frustration regarding a lack of foul calls after Monday's 90-85 loss to the Chicago Bulls. George finished the game with 14 points in 39 minutes, but it was the fact that he went to the free throw..." December 27

  • Bulls, Wade pick off Pacers to halt three-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- On the official scoresheet, Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade's game-changing play in the closing seconds of Monday night's victory over the Indiana Pacers was marked as a steal and a dunk. If you ask Wade, it felt more like an interception and a touchdown. "I kind of played..." December 26

  • Thomas leads Celtics to fourth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas acknowledges that he has a flair for the dramatic. Thomas scored 28 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and Boston defeated the Indiana Pacers 109-102 on Thursday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse "Fourth quarter ain't for..." December 22

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • Anthony tosses in 35 as Knicks top Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- When the New York Knicks acquired point guard Derrick Rose in the offseason they envisioned a playmaker who could accelerate to the rim and become a secondary scorer to Carmelo Anthony. The only question was could the injury-plagued Rose, a former MVP with the Chicago Bulls, hold..." December 20

  • Larry Bird Thought There Was 'No Way in Hell' DeAndre Jordan Would Make It in the NBA

    Complex "Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan is an eight-year NBA veteran, two-time All-Defensive First Team member, and was named to the All-NBA First Team last season. Forget all the accolades. Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird is stunned Jordan is in the league. In an interview with David..." December 20

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • Report: Pacers telling teams they’re not even open to trading Paul George

    Pro Basketball Talk "Before the season, Pacers president Larry Bird said Indiana had a standing max-contract offer for Paul George. But with the Pacers hovering around .500, would they reconsider building around George? Could they trade him before he opts out in 2018? Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Young's last-second shot sends Pacers past Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young proved to be the right man with the right move. With the game tied with 4.6 seconds left, the Pacers came out of the timeout with the plan to get the ball to their star, Paul George. "They switched out and denied Paul," Pacers..." December 19

  • George helps Pacers cruise past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The NBA's worst rebounding team got plenty of help from its backcourt on Saturday night. Indiana point guard Jeff Teague came close to a triple-double and backcourt partner Glenn Robinson III posted his second double-double of the season. That allowed the Pacers to..." December 17

  • Davis powers Pelicans past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis had a typical night for him, but it probably wouldn't have been enough if rookie Buddy Hield hadn't had an atypical night for him. Davis scored a game-high 35 points, just above his 30.5 average that his second highest in the NBA, including nine during a decisive..." December 15

  • 'Kevin Love Rule' in CBA allows teams to keep 2 designated first-time free agents

    ESPN "A rule that contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves losing Kevin Love is being adjusted in the new collective bargaining agreement and could help the team keep both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins long term, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In the previous CBA, teams could only give one..." December 15

  • Longtime sideline reporter Craig Sager dies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "TV reporter Craig Sager, who held a very public years long battle with leukemia, has died. He was 65. Sager got his first taste on the sidelines as a mascot at Northwestern. A walk-on on the football and basketball teams, injury turned him to cheerleading. He got his start in television as..." December 15

  • Union Sought 'Zero And Two' Rule For NBA Draft Eligibility

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to keep the current "one and done" rule in place without any alteration. Under the 2005 collective bargaining agreement, the owners and players agreed to require players from the United States to be one year removed from high school before entering the draft. The..." December 15

  • From players' perspective, warm reaction to new work agreement

    ESPN "While Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green may have posted some dismissive tweets to Wednesday's news that the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement, reaction seemed to be generally positive from NBA..." December 15

  • NBA and players association have one month to ratify new collective bargaining agreement

    Sports Day "The NBA and its players have agreed in principle on a new collective bargaining agreement, one that still needs to be ratified by players and owners in the coming weeks. The league announced the tentative agreement Wednesday night, one day before the sides faced a deadline for opting out of the..." December 15

  • NBA, players union reach tentative new labor agreement

    ESPN "The NBA and the NBA Players Association jointly announced Wednesday night that they have a reached tentative agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement pending ratification by the league's players and team owners. The sides have agreed to extend its mutual deadline to opt out of the..." December 15

  • Whiteside, Johnson & Johnson power Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Johnson & Johnson is no longer just the company that makes Band-Aids and Tylenol. It's also the 1-2 Miami Heat bench duo that is giving opponents headaches. Heat center Hassan Whiteside was the star on Wednesday night, scoring 26 points and grabbing 22 rebounds in a 95-89..." December 14

  • Pacers Rebuffing Inquiries On Paul George

    Hoops Rumors "As we approach NBA trade season, teams around the league are keeping an eye out for star players who could hit the market before this year’s deadline. That search has led multiple teams to check in with the Pacers about the potential availability of Paul George, but the Pacers are strongly..." December 14