Pacers Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Pacers wrap up season opening win against 76ers led by Roy Hibbert

    Indy Cornrows "With all of the uncertainty surrounding the Indiana Pacers to open the 2014-15 regular season, it almost seemed fitting Indiana's first possession of the season opener culminated in the worst possible start a team could have; a turnover. A bad pass from Donald Sloan was stolen by Tony Wroten, who..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Eastern Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    George Hill, who sat out practice w/ left knee contusion, said he won't know "until a couple days" on if he'll be ready to play Oct. 29

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    David West’s right ankle still very swollen

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Rodney Stuckey, who’s dealing w/ a sore foot, hasn’t done on-court work lately to allow it to heal. Says he’s day-to-day, unsure about Wed.

  • Lance Stephenson: Pacers gave me a deadline in free agency

    Indianapolis Star "The life that Lance Stephenson now leads looks a lot different than the one he had in Indiana. For one, he dresses in a locker room soaked in white, purple and teal hues, under a ceiling crafted to appear like a beehive. He lives alone in a downtown condominium where a personal chef prepares..." October 25

  • Lance Stephenson and Pacers could both regret his departure

    New York Post "When Lance Stephenson entered the NBA four years ago after the Pacers took him with the 40th pick in the 2010 draft, he was coming off one collegiate season at Cincinnati and facing serious questions as to whether he would ever realize the talent that earned him the nickname “Born Ready” while..." October 23

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Paul George apparently hitting jumpers 3 months after gruesome injury

    Fox Sports "It's been nearly three months since Paul George suffered a gruesome broken leg on Aug. 1, and he wasn't expected to return to the court for the Pacers this upcoming season by any reports. When George was reportedly walking with only a slight limp at Indiana's media day in September, it was..." October 22

  • Paul George refutes report he didn’t want to play with Kobe Bryant: ‘Media reaching again’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The largest sports media outlet in existence published two hit jobs on Kobe Bryant inside of the same week. The first piece, which was in defense of placing Bryant at 40 in their individual player rankings, wasn’t worth responding to, mainly because of the bizarre, angry tone with which the..." October 22

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

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    Michael Pointer @michaelpointer

    More Vogel on West: "No idea (on how long out). We just know it's a sprained ankle. X-rays were negative." #pacers

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Rodney Stuckey (sore left foot), CJ Watson (sore right foot), Luis Scola (rest), and Shayne Whittington (rest) will not play tonight.

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Pacers coach Frank Vogel to give players 'a crack' at LeBron James

    Indianapolis Star "Heading into the Indiana Pacers fourth preseason game, coach Frank Vogel may not have a set lineup, but he does have a plan. That plan? Throw anything and everyone at LeBron James and hope something clicks in the Pacers' matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7 p.m. Wednesday (FSI) at..." October 15

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • Pacers Exercise 15-16 Contract Option On Solomon Hill

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers have picked up the 2015-16 option on forward Solomon Hill’s contract." October 09

  • Pacers sign head coach Frank Vogel to multi-year contract extension

    Pro Basketball Talk "Frank Vogel led the Pacers to the Eastern Conference Finals in consecutive seasons, but after his team suffered a post-All-Star game slump amid struggles from core players like Roy Hibbert and Paul George, there were reports that he would be “coaching for his job” as Indiana was set to enter the..." October 08

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Ian Mahinmi, wearing his black undershirt, on the floor for the scrimmage. He hadn’t been doing contact work the first week (left shoulder).

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    A sweet nugget: after the injury, Roy Hibbert set aside Mondays for his weekly visits w/ Paul George (to let him know he's still supported)

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Also, it's all but a given CJ Miles will see more time @ the 3 this year altho #Pacers initially saw him as a shooting guard when signed him

  • Updated NBA season win totals released "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • David West knows the end is near, but keeps working for the Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "In their first practice Tuesday, the Indiana Pacers ran a series of one-man, full-court fast breaks. It's the cruelty of training camp, commanded to sprint near the end of the early afternoon session, already after an hour or so of depositing sweat on the Bankers Life Fieldhouse hardwood. However,..." October 01

  • Paul George remains hopeful he can return for the playoffs "It sounds crazy, if you've watched the injury. (Note: Do not go watch the injury. No good can come of that.) But Paul George still believes there's a chance that he can play again this season after he recovers from his severely broken leg. He just needs a little help: The Pacers need to make the..." October 01

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Roy Hibbert said he texted #Spurs' Tim Duncan for advice on how "they go about their business" #Pacers would like to imitate their ball mvmt

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    There have been contract extension talks between Pacers officials and Vogel’s rep. Vogel feels “very good” about being here long term.

  • Report: Cavs And Pacers Discussing Deal For Roy Hibbert

    Black Sports Online "In what could only be described as an unfair proposal, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers have reportedly had discussions about a deal for center Roy Hibbert. The Cavs have reportedly offered Dion Waiters, Brendan Haywood and a first-round pick. An already nightmare Cavs lineup could..." September 29

  • Frank Vogel says Pacers will ‘surprise some teams’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pacers had a rougher offseason than most, losing their two best playmakers on the offensive end of the floor from a team that was already challenged there, and finished just 22nd in the league in offensive efficiency last season. Lance Stephenson was allowed to leave in free agency —..." September 27

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    Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich

    Danny Granger said he considered going back to Pacers. Thought Miami was a better fit, with or without LeBron.

  • Mahinmi will miss start of training camp, likely more

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers will not be at full strength at the center position when the team begins training camp next week Backup Ian Mahinmi (left shoulder) said Thursday that he expects to miss the start of the camp, that begins next Tuesday, and placed his return timetable at "two weeks, maybe..." September 26

  • Pacers Roy Hibbert gets married

    Indianapolis Star "A whole lot of Indiana Pacers players — and coach Frank Vogel — were together celebrating over the weekend. But it had nothing to do with basketball. It was a wedding. Pacers center Roy Hibbert married his longtime girlfriend Valerie Cooke on Saturday. The wedding to 27-year-old Cooke,..." September 24

  • Judge slams Paul George for being a deadbeat dad

    New York Post "A Manhattan judge slammed NBA All-Star Paul George for being a deadbeat dad in a searing paternity ruling, The Post has learned. “Even though it is all but certain that [George] is the father of the 5-month-old baby girl at the center of this case,” Justice Matthew Cooper writes, “he has gone..." September 23

  • Whitestown man arrested in burglary of Paul George's home

    Indianapolis Star "Police have arrested Michael Lewis, 43, Whitestown, in connection with an April 28 burglary at the home of Indiana Pacers forward Paul George. Lewis was arrested this morning after being brought to a police station for questioning, said Sgt. Kendale Adams of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police..." September 21

  • Larry Bird calls Paul George’s tweets ‘thoughtless’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George’s tweets on the Ray Rice situation were crude, inappropriate and damaging. He’s already tweeted an apology, and now the Pacers are on full damage control. Pacers release: Statement from Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird: "Paul George’s tweets from earlier..." September 11

  • Paul George apologizes to victims after tweeting about Ray Rice

    Washington Post "Paul George has a little too much time on his hands. The Indiana Pacers star, out for the year with a broken leg he suffered during a Team USA exhibition scrimmage in August, apologized Thursday morning after taking to Twitter to weigh in on the Ray Rice controversy…specifically the part of the..." September 11

  • Paul George Tweeted Some Controversial Comments On Ray Rice Case

    Huffington Post "Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George had some controversial thoughts on the Ray Rice domestic violence situation and decided to post them on his Twitter page. The tweets have since been deleted, but here are some screenshots." September 11

  • Pacers' Ian Mahinmi: shoulder injury 'not as bad as everybody thought' "Indiana Pacers backup center Ian Mahinmi hurt his shoulder while practicing with the French national team before the start of the FIBA World Cup, and the initial prognosis called for him to miss two to three months. After returning to Indianapolis and meeting with the team's medical staff, though,..." September 06

  • Pacers Sign Four Free Agents "The Indiana Pacers announced Friday the signing of free agents C.J. Fair, Arinze Onuaku, Chris Singleton and Adonis Thomas. C.J. Fair is a 6-8 rookie forward out of Syracuse who played on the 2014 Dallas Mavericks summer league team. Arinze Onuaku is a 6-9 second-year forward, also out of..." September 06

  • Report: Real Madrid interested in acquiring Luis Scola, but he plans to play for Pacers next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Luis Scola has been reduced to a role player at this stage of his NBA career, and while he appeared in all 82 regular season games for the Pacers last season, his averages of 7.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in 17.1 minutes off the bench are replaceable, especially for an Indiana team that’s going to..." September 03

  • Report: Pacers showing interest in Zoran Dragic

    Indy Cornrows "Sportando reports that the Pacers have interest in Zoran Dragic. Making this the second Dragic they have reportedly been connected to this summer. Reportedly unable to swing a deal for Phoenix Suns' guard Goran Dragic, it appears that the Pacers have now shifted their focus to his well-rounded..." September 02

  • Report: Chris Singleton reaches agreement with Pacers "Chris Singleton has committed to sign with the Indiana Pacers, according to David Pick of Eurobasket. Singleton, the No. 18 pick of the 2011 draft, spent the last three years with the Washington Wizards. The team declined to pick up his fourth-year option, making him a free agent. The Pacers..." September 01

  • Goran Dragic’s brother, Zoran, getting interest from Pacers

    Pro Basketball Talk "I believe Seth Curry deserves an NBA chance – and I mean more than the 13 minutes he played for the Grizzlies and Cavaliers last season. Just watching him, Seth doesn’t exude NBA talent, though he’s not that far off. But his brother, Stephen Curry, has defied expectations at every level. Few..." August 31

  • Report: Pacers' Ian Mahinmi to miss 2-3 months after shoulder injury "At this pace, the Pacers are going to ban the word "FIBA" from the entire state of Indiana. After losing Paul George for the year to a gruesome leg injury, backup center Ian Mahinmi has developed what is believed to be a dislocated shoulder, which could keep him out 2-3 months and threaten his..." August 30

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • C.J. Fair To Sign Camp Deal With Pacers

    Real GM Basketball "Free agent rookie C.J. Fair of Syracuse has received a training camp invitation from the Indiana Pacers and will sign a non-guaranteed contract with the franchise, league sources told RealGM. After four collegiate seasons, Fair went undrafted in June and played for the Dallas Mavericks in the..." August 25

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Adonis Thomas signed a non-guaranteed deal with Indiana, source tells RealGM. Thomas posted he was headed to Pacers training camp.

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Clippers the latest team showing interest in free agent forward Shawn Marion, a source said. Cavs, Pacers, Heat also still interested.

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    And for those keeping track of such things, Solomon Hill's (@kingxsolo) number change to 44 has been approved.

  • Paul George says number change to 13 (PG-13) was about coming into his own

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s a marketing thing. Paul George is a rising star in the basketball world trying to crossover into the world where even casual sports fans — and even some non-sports fans — know who he is. A catchy nickname like PG-13 helps with that. (Plus it was a nice touch he bought up all his old..." August 16

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