Pacers Rumors & News

  • Mavs rebound from embarrassing loss to beat Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- An embarrassing home loss two nights earlier ramped up the urgency for the struggling Dallas Mavericks to show signs of life, and they answered that call Friday with one of their most efficient performances of the season for a 111-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers at American Airlines..." December 10

  • George-led Pacers defeat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- When the Indiana Pacers played the Phoenix Suns on Nov. 18 in Indianapolis, Paul George sat out with a sore left ankle and the struggling Suns won a road game by 20 points. But George was around for the rematch, and the Suns were no match for the Pacers this time. George had..." December 08

  • Thompson scores 60 as Warriors pound Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Klay Thompson remembers the night Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006. Thompson, a teenager growing up in Los Angeles as the son of an NBA player, was offered tickets to the game. He opted not to go. Almost 11 years later,..." December 06

  • Larry Bird Wishes He Would’ve Done More To Prolong His Career

    Dime Magazine "Once Larry Bird entered his 30s, his body began to betray him. After his balky back required surgery, it was only a matter of time before his Hall of Fame career ended somewhat prematurely. In an interview with ESPN, Bird talked about the wear and tear he put on his body while he was playing..." December 06

  • Balanced Pacers topple Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A second-half turnaround allowed the Indiana Pacers to bolt past the Los Angeles Clippers. Thaddeus Young scored 17 points, and Paul George and Rodney Stuckey contributed 16 apiece, helping the Pacers earn a 111-102 victory over the Clippers on Sunday night at Staples..." December 05

  • Kevin Durant calls Pacers’ Paul George his ‘favorite player’

    San Francisco Chronicle "The similarities are obvious: They’re both All-Star small forwards with laid-back personalities, silky jump shots and dogged work ethics. It is the foundation of a bond based on mutual respect. Because when the Warriors host the Pacers on Monday night, Kevin Durant will not only match up..." December 05

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Defense leads to offense in Blazers' victory

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers put together an offensive masterpiece in a 131-109 pasting of the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night at Moda Center. The Trail Blazers, though, said it was a direct result of improved performance at the defensive end. "When we play well..." December 01

  • Robinson, defense, lead Pacers over Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Playing without leading scorer Paul George sometimes brings out the best in the Indiana Pacers. That's exactly what happened Sunday when George (20.8 points a game) sat out his second consecutive game because of a left ankle injury and a sore lower back. Glenn Robinson..." November 27

  • Pacers' George led players-only meeting on Thanksgiving

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers gathered in the paint. They stood together in a circle inside an empty Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thanksgiving. They needed to discuss their future by themselves. Coach Nate McMillan nor any of his assistants allowed. The man who initiated and led the meeting pointed to..." November 26

  • Pacers whack Nets without George

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- When an NBA team takes the court without its leader and leading scorer, the potential for an undesirable outcome is high. However, it did not turn out that way Friday night for the Indiana Pacers, who had lost three consecutive home games. Glenn Robinson III started in..." November 25

  • Howard, Millsap help Hawks overpower Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- When Dwight Howard and Paul Millsap rebound with the tenacity they exhibited Wednesday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Atlanta Hawks are difficult to defeat. Howard had 23 points and 20 rebounds and Millsap added 18 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Hawks to a 96-85..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Warriors run away from injury-plagued Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- It's difficult enough to challenge the Golden State Warriors with a full complement of healthy players. The Indiana Pacers weren't close to full strength on Monday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse and outcome was predictable. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin..." November 21

  • Teague carries shorthanded Pacers past Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY-- Nate McMillan just wanted to see his team fight. Down two players from his team's regular rotation, the Indiana coach wanted to see his squad go scrap and claw for a win in a hostile environment. That is exactly what McMillan got as the Pacers held off the Oklahoma City..." November 20

  • Battered Pacers expect to face Thunder without Paul George, C.J. Miles

    Indianapolis Star "Able-bodied players for coach Nate McMillan to use during the Indiana Pacers’ practice Saturday were hard to find. The team’s schedule, at least for the next week or so, also appears rather daunting. Those two factors, in essence, led McMillan to use Saturday as a recovery day for his..." November 20

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Paul George To Undergo MRI On Left Ankle

    Real GM Basketball "Paul George will sit out the Indiana Pacers' game on Friday against the Phoenix Suns with a left ankle injury. George will undergo an MRI on Saturday." November 19

  • Suns get rare road win against Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Phoenix Suns reserve guard Brandon Knight didn't know why Paul George was resting for the Indiana Pacers Friday night, but he used the All-Star's absence to fire up his young team. "I think that motivated us," Knight said after the Suns' 116-96 victory at Bankers Life..." November 18

  • George, Teague lift Pacers over LeBron-less Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- No LeBron James proved to be no problem for the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. Paul George had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Jeff Teague added 20, and Indiana defeated the short-handed NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-93. Cleveland (9-2) played without James..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Pacers handle Magic, former coach

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- NBA defense returned to Bankers Life Fieldhouse Monday night and the irony of former Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel being in the building for a low-scoring game wasn't lost on some of his old players. "It was a Frank Vogel game, you know?" reserve guard/forward C.J...." November 14

  • George Hill: Pacers’ handling of Frank Vogel ‘unfair’

    Orlando Sentinel "Frank Vogel will return to a special place Monday night. Sure, he was raised in southeastern New Jersey and worked for a bunch of teams before the Orlando Magic hired him as their coach in May. But his life changed in Indianapolis. Vogel will coach a game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for..." November 14

  • Thomas helps Celtics top Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Boston Celtics absolutely needed him, Isaiah Thomas came to their rescue Saturday night. While he made only 4 of 13 field goal attempts, Thomas scored 12 of his 23 points during the final 4:19 and the Celtics defeated the Indiana Pacers 105-99 in Bankers Life..." November 12

  • Sixers edge Pacers in OT for 1st win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers' rookie center, has lofty goals for himself. "I want to be the best player, and every time I step on the court I think I'm the best player," he said. He was the best player when it mattered most Friday night, scoring a season-high 25..." November 11

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Pacers rally past 76ers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Sometimes it is not easy for a professional athlete to play in his hometown. While Indianapolis native and Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague is thrilled to be playing in the NBA only several miles from the home in which he grew up, the former Atlanta Hawks player was averaging..." November 09

  • Paul George fined $15k for kicking ball into stands

    Sportsnaut "The NBA has officially responded to Paul George’s now infamous kicked ball into the stands following a foul call he disagreed with. The Indiana Pacers forward will have to pay out $15,000 for the mistake, which we have to assume he’ll never make again. There is just no wiggle room allowed for..." November 08

  • Paul George after Hornets’ assault: ‘We’re kind of just lifeless.’

    Indianapolis Star "They landed in Charlotte, N.C., motivated by last season. The Indiana Pacers, for two days, discussed and thought about how the Hornets swept them a year ago. Paul George, Myles Turner and Monta Ellis felt they owed it to themselves to have a better performance Monday in the first game this season..." November 08

  • Walker, Hornets blast past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Slow starts plagued the Charlotte Hornets throughout the early stages of the season. That all changed Monday night at the Spectrum Center, as the Hornets exploded for 43 first-quarter points and went on to an easy 122-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers. The Hornets..." November 07

  • Paul George apologizes for kicked ball that led to ejection

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul George left Saturday’s game against the Bulls early after an incident involving a fan. During the third quarter, George appeared to be frustrated at a foul call and kicked the bouncing basketball towards the stanchion. However, the ball did not hit the basket support and instead hit a..." November 06

  • Teague helps Pacers jolt Bulls, remain perfect at home

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Through the regular season's first five games, the Indiana Pacers' defense was the NBA's worst, allowing 115 points per game. After a 125-107 loss at Milwaukee on Thursday night, the Pacers' spirited Friday practice centered on defense, and it paid off Saturday night...." November 05

  • Parker carries Bucks past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Heading into the season, most observers didn't quite know what to make of the Milwaukee Bucks but one thing they could agree on was Jabari Parker seemed poised for a breakout season. And Thursday night, Parker showed a flash of what that might entail, knocking down a career-high..." November 04

  • Jerry Colangelo to step down from chairmanship of USA Basketball

    Philly.com "USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon that Jerry Colangelo will step down from the role of chairman of the organization. A new chairman will be elected on November 14. Colangelo had been in the role since 2009. He officially served two elected four-year terms. Colangelo continues to..." November 03

  • Metta World Peace Blames Himself For Pacers Not Winning Title

    Black Sports Online "The Indiana Pacers have had a good run as a franchise of late, and when people think of championship potential, they usually refer to recent teams with Paul George, David West and company battling the Heat. The guy formerly known as Ron Artest is reflecting on what could have been after the..." November 02

  • George, Pacers rally past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The way Indiana Pacers leading scorer Paul George evaluates an 82-game regular season, a loss in early November can be just as damaging as a defeat in late March or early April, especially at home to a sub-.500 opponent. So, George took the game into his own hands Tuesday..." November 01

  • NBA to host postseason awards show in June 2017

    Today's Fastbreak "The NBA announced on Tuesday that they will host the first-ever NBA awards show next June. The event will take place in New York City following the conclusion of the NBA Finals on June 26, 2017, and will be televised by TNT. The venue, host and award presenters will be announced at a later..." November 01

  • Which NBA Star Needs A Trade The Most?

    SI "It doesn't take long for the NBA rumor mill to get churning once the season begins. But before reports and sources start putting the full-court press on your timeline, we thought we'd examine the NBA trade landscape ahead of the madness. The Crossover asked its writers which star they would..." October 31

  • Bulls running with Rondo in win over Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- When the Chicago Bulls brought in veteran guard Rajon Rondo over the offseason, coach Fred Hoiberg knew that when Rondo spoke, his teammates would certainly listen. Rondo's message to his teammates has been simple: If they're willing to run with him, he will find them. So..." October 29

  • More Athletes And Sports Figures Are Donating To Hillary Clinton Than Donald Trump

    Uproxx "With less than two weeks remaining for people to end relationships and alienate friends and family over which presidential candidate they support, it’s not a stretch to say that most of us can’t wait for this election to be over. However, people can always be just a little bit angrier if we want..." October 27

  • Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until January 15

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s in-season trade market typically doesn’t pick up until the winter, since players who signed free agent contracts in the offseason aren’t eligible to be moved until December 15. By that point, with the regular season approaching the two-month mark, teams have a better idea of where they..." October 27

  • Cap Holds For Players Coming Off Rookie Contracts Could Increase

    Real GM Basketball "Cap holds attached to free agents coming off rookie deals could jump to 250 and 300 percent of their prior salaries, which is an increase from 200 and 250 percent in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement. The San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards held off on..." October 26

  • Paul George: My Only Goal Is Playing For A Championship

    Real GM Basketball "Paul George has the chance to spend his entire career with the Indiana Pacers, something the franchise would certainly welcome. George can become a free agent in 2018. “Guys want to play with guys,” George said. “I think I have a better chance to accomplish that given Reggie (Miller) and the..." October 26

  • NBA sets record for international representation on rosters

    Today's Fastbreak "The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Tuesday that the league’s opening night rosters have set new records for both the number of international players in the league and the number of countries represented. Opening night rosters feature a total of 113 international players from 41..." October 26

  • 5 Necessary NBA Trades Teams Are Too Scared to Make

    Complex "The job of an NBA general manager is to maximize value. Whether it's wringing the most that you can out of a player, a contract, or a trade, the mantra stays the same: maximize value. This is not always easy. In a league with 29 direct competitors and only one champion, it's difficult to always..." October 25