Grantland "Part 3 To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a leaguewide wrap-up every 33 days, or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In this episode — Part 3 of our video series — Bill and Jalen praise the funniest YouTube video, the biggest media-created controversy, the most..." December 06
San Antonio Express-News "If we’ve learned anything about Kawhi Leonard so far, and we’ve learned a lot, it’s that the young small forward with king crabs for hands and a personality that makes Tim Duncan look like Magic Johnson does not lack for confidence. Leonard responded “oh, yeah” when asked earlier this season if..." December 06
Grantland "Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days — or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best tanking performance thus far, the league’s least valuable..." December 05
Indianapolis Star "For as much as Paul George wants to united with his teammates, he longs to feel separated. Not from his Indiana Pacers. No, George will take high-profile national interview requests and ask to bring his friends along. George wants to be known as a man apart amongst his peers. Detached from..." December 05
Oregonian "At first, the Trail Blazers’ stunning early-season success was dismissed as a hot start. Then, after the wins piled up against so-so opponents, it was simply a byproduct of a soft schedule. But now, after another impressive victory against another top-notch foe, it’s hard to find too many..." December 03
Indianapolis Star "The play looked so tight and worked so well, that you would have thought the Indiana Pacers designed it during one of their final timeouts inside the sold-out Staples Center. In a close game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Lance Stephenson stepped to the foul line with six seconds remaining...." December 02
Indianapolis Star "On a night overflowing with possible distractions, the Indiana Pacers made it out of Bankers Life Fieldhouse with sanity and self-respect in tact. Maybe it was the post-turkey hangover but on Friday night, there were plenty of screwball moments. Floyd Mayweather talked nonstop on his cell..." November 30
CBSSports.com "Agents and executives predict this will be a very active trade season in the NBA, for obvious reasons. As the standings begin to sort themselves out, the calendar marches along and injuries mount, the usual trigger points for deals will intensify. In addition to the contenders looking to..." November 29
Indianapolis Star "A debate broke out inside a loose and celebratory Indiana Pacers' locker room on Wednesday night. They had just turned three slow moving quarters of basketball into a runaway 99-74 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats thanks in large part to backup point guard C.J. Watson's deft 3-point shooting,..." November 28
Before anyone asks: No change in Danny Granger's condition. Will not play tomorrow in Charlotte. #Pacers
Indianapolis Star "With every new game in this regular-season march to the playoffs, there will be new challenges. On Monday night, it wasn't simply the Minnesota Timberwolves, their fast-breaking offense and their relentless rebounders. The Indiana Pacers faced a trickier foe, their own annoyance. How they'd..." November 26
Indianapolis Star "For a team that plays as stingy and ruthless on one end — the alpha of the Association, showing opponents how to dig in and 'D' up — the Indiana Pacers can act a bit too unselfish. A little too concerned with sharing the ball. A pinch too caught up in passing up one good shot to find a better..." November 24
Indianapolis Star "In 2004, the Indiana Pacers lost in the Eastern Conference finals and appeared poised for a run at the NBA championship with a young, talented nucleus. Then came the brawl. It's taken nearly a decade but the Pacers once again have people thinking about titles. Here's the inside story on how the..." November 23
Indianapolis Star "It was once again a methodical march that followed a familiar script for these Indiana Pacers: Dig a hole, then dig out of it. Indiana spotted coach Brad Stevens' Boston Celtics an eight-point halftime advantage Friday night, allowing them to shoot 59 percent from the floor when their season..." November 23
Granger (calf) is out on the @tdgarden floor pregame getting shots up. That’s a small, but encouraging sign. Still has to practice w/o pain.
Indianapolis Star "It’s been 185 days since Roy Hibbert stalled Carmelo Anthony’s drive to the basket in midair; 185 days since Lance Stephenson erupted for 25 points in Game 6, at once proving the worth and wait Larry Bird had invested in him; 185 days since the Pacers sent the Knicks abruptly into their summer..." November 21
Denver Post "Rising Indiana Pacers star Paul George will always remain close to Nuggets coach Brian Shaw's heart. George is off to a stellar start for the Pacers this season, leading the team in points and steals and ranking second in rebounds going into their game Saturday night against Chicago. Shaw,..." November 17
Indianapolis Star "Ask Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert a question about his improving offensive touch, and he’ll only describe it as “spotty.” Last season, Hibbert would mix in decent scoring nights with disappearing acts and only truly steadied at a double-digit clip in mid-February. It appears Hibbert has..." November 17
CSN Chicago "The fact that Derrick Rose’s best regular-season game thus far coincided with the Bulls’ (5-3) best offensive game of the campaign was nice, but doing it against the previously undefeated Pacers (9-1) made it even better. The Bulls, led by Rose’s six three-pointers, dominated Indiana on both ends..." November 17
Indianapolis Star "Things have gone so well for the Indiana Pacers this season that the toughest question coach Frank Vogel hears these days is why he didn’t leave Roy Hibbert in long enough to get a triple-double Friday night. Such was the state of things around Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where the Pacers became..." November 16
Business Insider "The amazingly short-sighted deal that the NBA gave to a pair of ABA owners in the late 1970s has cost the league $300 million and now the NBA is negotiating to finally end the horrific contract according to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com. When the NBA and ABA merged in 1976, four of the remaining..." November 13
Indianapolis Star "The game had just completed, the streak remained intact, and Lance Stephenson sat down in front of his locker and found a Sharpie. Stephenson had not experienced a night like Monday since high school, so he removed his red, white and blue And 1 high-tops and wrote a little message. On the..." November 12
Vogel says George Hill (left hip) is still really sore but he'll play through it and for the time being, Hill's minutes will stay down.
NBA.com "The Indiana Pacers' Paul George and the Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Mon., Nov. 4-Sun., Nov. 10. George led Indiana to the only undefeated record in the Eastern Conference on the week (4-0)...." November 11
Indianapolis Star "After the Indiana Pacers improved to 7-0 Saturday night against the Brooklyn Nets, the sounds of scattered clapping and off-key singing escaped from the visitor’s locker room. But by the time reporters were allowed in, half-dressed players had settled down and remembered their scripts. Their..." November 11
Pro Basketball Talk "The Pacers are off to a perfect 7-0 start after Saturday night’s win over the Nets, and the reason for it may have more than a little to do with how things ended for the team last season. Indiana pushed the eventual champion Heat to seven games in the astern Conference Finals, before ultimately..." November 10
New York Post "Chris Copeland walked right into the belly of the beast, into the very lair of the enemy and made a discovery. The Pacers really are nice guys. That was anything but what he thought as a member of the Knicks who lost to the Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season. “I..." November 10
Indianapolis Star "The noise keeps getting louder, the adulation grows deeper and the Indiana Pacers just can’t fill the role as the scrappy little guys anymore. Now, there are no blinders big enough for this new spotlight. Not after the Pacers gutted out a 96-91 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night and..." November 10
CBSSports.com "Lance Stephenson has been kind of a perfect individual example of the Pacers' recent rise. An apparent castoff drafted in the second round by the Pacers, Stephenson has overcome a lot of issues to become one of the most important players on one of the league's best teams. But, he's headed for..." November 09
Indianapolis Star "As well as the Indiana Pacers have played during this undefeated start to the season, there have been a few breakdowns amid bad play. Such moments have become almost routine now — the Pacers flat-lining through either the first or second quarters, only to miraculously register a pulse again in the..." November 09
Pro Basketball Talk "Roy Hibbert has been an All-Star. He’d probably be a U.S. Olympian if he were allowed to be. He’s one of the top players on one of the NBA’s top teams. He’s what Andre Drummond wanted to be. So how does Drummond go about rising to that stature? Well, he worked on his conditioning so he..." November 08
Indianapolis Star "Winning sure makes people happy. The Indiana Pacers are enjoying their best start as an NBA franchise and four-year guard Lance Stephenson is showing vast improvement as he adds raw energy and now a refined shooting touch to one of the best starting fives in the league. So, of course it..." November 08
NBA.com "Lance Stephenson slammed in a dunk late in the Indiana Pacers’ 97-80 victory over the Chicago Bulls, landed in the paint below and threw back his head, baying at the moon or just going primal. It was his 17th shot and his fifth basket, a ratio that rattled around his head all night. But never..." November 07
Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers are 5-0, and a large part of that is because of Roy Hibbert’s defense. He knows it, too. After the Pacers’ 97-80 win over the Chicago Bulls, in which Hibbert had 10 rebounds and five blocks, he tweeted this: DPoY. Goodnight! “DPoY,” of course, stands for Defensive Player..." November 07
Indianapolis Star "Luis Scola, Donald Sloan and Lance Stephenson accounted for all the points in a decisive 12-2 run, thwarting a late charge by the Chicago Bulls and sending the Indiana Pacers, the NBA’s last unbeaten team, to an 97-80 victory Wednesday night. The Pacers are 5-0 for the first time since 1971-72...." November 07
Ian Mahinmi has gone to the Pacers locker room with a sprained left ankle. His return is questionable.
Chicago Sun-Times "Backup center Nazr Mohammed was reminiscing. That’s what 16-year NBA veterans tend to do. But the game Oct. 18 against the Indiana Pacers was a first for Mohammed. It was the fifth preseason game, and the two coaches were acting as if it were Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. “You..." November 06
Hill tested his sore hip after the team's walkthru but it didn't loosen up. Vogel: "Better, but not quite ready. He's literally day-to-day."
Indianapolis Star "Paul George keeps the scouting report simple when his Indiana Pacers meet the Chicago Bulls. It’s like we’re playing ourselves, George will say. However, if the Bulls are the Pacers’ mirror image, then on Tuesday against the Detroit Pistons, Indiana matched up against its little..." November 06
Indianapolis Star "For an examination of the depth now carried on the Indiana Pacers’ roster, consider Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Though another key Pacer — George Hill — joined the injured list, Indiana still had plenty of firepower against the Cleveland Cavaliers, maintaining normalcy with a..." November 03
George Hill won't play tonight vs Cavs. Vogel expects him to be fine for Tuesday in Detroit. Watson will start.
NBA.com "Pacers point guard George Hill didn’t practice on Friday and he’s listed as day-to-day for Saturday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hill is dealing with a sore left hip, which he suffered in the team’s 95-90 win in New Orleans on Wednesday. At one point late in the third quarter of that..." November 01
PSD Staff When ESPN released their NBA player rankings for the 2013 – 2014 season, a lot of us here at Pro Sports Daily questioned their methodology. Specifically, we questioned why they would rank Kobe Bryant #25 with players like Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh and other questionable players ahead of him. We... October 31
PSD Staff Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose of Grantland have ranked each NBA team for the upcoming season accompanied with a video overview for each team including off season changes, expected starting rosters and possible trade scenarios. They are highly entertaining and provide some insight to each team’s... October 31
New Orleans Times-Picayune "After getting a loud ovation during player introductions Wednesday night, the New Orleans Pelicans appeared set on keeping the crowd in a festive mood. After all, it was the start of a new era, playing their first regular-season game with a new nickname, new uniforms and new mascot at the newly..." October 31
Frank Vogel confirmed postgame that Roy Hibbert is fine. "He landed awkwardly, twisted his knee a little bit. … He’ll play tomorrow."
Paul George jammed his right index finger. "I won’t allow it to affect me tomorrow. It’s a little swollen but nothin a little ice can’t fix"
SI.com "The season of tanking has begun in the NBA. One NBA general manager says his team plans to tank all season in order to secure one of the top prospects expected to declare for the NBA Draft next season. In an article written for ESPN the Magazine, the GM justifies his logic by saying “the..." October 30
Indianapolis Star "The last time the Indiana Pacers played in front of a packed Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the building could have collapsed from all the noise. The hopes of a reclaimed fan base carried the Pacers to a big win over the reigning champion Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. On that..." October 30
Indianapolis Star "Danny Granger will miss at least the opening three weeks of the season with a strained left calf, the Indiana Pacers announced Monday morning. Granger, who missed most of last season with a left knee injury, played in five preseason games. He sat out the final three preseason..." October 28