Pacers Rumors & News

  • Magic interested in Larry Bird as candidate for president

    Larry Brown Sports "The reverberations of Larry Bird’s decision to step down as Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations are already being felt. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports on Friday that, though Bird’s current plan is to continue on with the Pacers as a consultant, the Orlando Magic are..." April 28

  • Larry Bird Stepping Down As Pacers President

    NESN "Larry Bird’s run with the Indiana Pacers, at least as the man who calls the shots, is effectively over. Bird is stepping down as president of the Pacers, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday, citing sources. Kevin Pritchard will take over basketball operations, with Bird..." April 28

  • CJ McCollum Says He Wants Blazers to Pursue Paul George Trade on Twitter

    Bleacher Report "Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum is aiming high when it comes to his team's offseason plans. When asked on Twitter about whom he wants to see the Blazers target, McCollum responded with the Twitter handle of Indiana Pacers star Paul George:" April 28

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Lakers Should Offer Pacers Brandon Ingram & #3 Pick For Paul George

    The Big Lead "Paul George vented plenty during Indiana’s 4-game sweep at the hands of LeBron and the Cavs, and Sunday might be the final time PG-13 played in a Pacers jersey. George is one of the 10 most talented players in the NBA. At 22, he went toe-to-toe with LeBron and the Heat, losing in Game 7 of the..." April 26

  • Danny Granger on Paul George: 'Can't fault him if he leaves Indiana,' he wants to win

    CBS Sports "The saga over where Paul George will play basketball after his contract with the Indiana Pacers ends next season started long ago, but with the Pacers being eliminated from the playoffs Sunday, and the offseason soon to arrive in full, the conversation is only going to pick up. Former Pacers..." April 26

  • Paul George and Lakers are NBA’s worst-kept secret

    New York Post "The Lakers and Paul George are doing this with all the subtlety of middle schoolers circling their crush. “OMG, no, we can’t tell Paul we like him! Jimmy, can you help me pass along a message?” That was new Lakers basketball boss Magic Johnson, in effect, during a taping last week of “Jimmy..." April 25

  • L2M report: LeBron traveled before go-ahead 3 in Game 4

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James traveled prior to hitting a go-ahead three-pointer in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 106-102 Game 4 playoff win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, according to the NBA's Last Two Minute Report for the game. The report states that LeBron moved his pivot foot at the start of his dribble,..." April 25

  • Paul George told former Pacers teammates he wanted to join the Lakers

    Sporting News "It didn’t take long for Magic Johnson to come to the realization that what he’s got in Laker-land isn’t enough to challenge for an NBA title. Anybody can see what he’s up against. D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle aren’t going to take the Lakers where Magic wants them to go...." April 24

  • Jeff Teague says he wants to stay with Pacers

    Yardbarker "Indiana Pacers point guard Jeff Teague is set to become an unrestricted free agent, but he has voiced his desire to stay with his hometown team. The Indianapolis native said after Sunday’s season-ending loss to Cleveland that he’d prefer to stay with the Pacers. “I love Indiana,” Teague..." April 24

  • Paul George won't commit to Pacers following sweep

    Yardbarker "Indiana Pacers forward Paul George did everything in his power to keep his team competitive against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately for George, he simply did not receive enough help from his supporting cast in what ended up being a four-game sweep by LeBron James and Co. It’s just a..." April 23

  • McMillan: 'There could be a lot of major changes' if Pacers swept

    ABC News "Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan says it's important for his team to come out strong against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday following the worst single-game collapse in NBA playoff history. "We know we have a big mountain to climb. We're not talking right now about winning the series...." April 23

  • Chris Broussard envisions the worst possible Paul George scenario for Lakers fans

    Fox Sports "With each Pacers loss — particularly the gut-wrenching Game 3 in which they blew a 26-point lead — the belief that Paul George is done in Indy is gaining momentum. George is an L.A. native and has expressed interest in playing for the Lakers. He's set to be a free agent in the summer of 2018,..." April 22

  • Jeff Teague guarantees Pacers won't be swept by Cavs

    Indianapolis Star "They produced the greatest offensive half in franchise history. They then followed it with a half that made every fan feel nervous, queasy, and ultimately, sick. The Indiana Pacers had a chance to win Game 3 and establish themselves in their opening-round playoff series against the Cleveland..." April 21

  • Cavaliers erase 26-point deficit, stun Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Trailing by 26 points. On the road. In the NBA playoffs. For most NBA players, even those who play at an elite level, it probably would be best to simply move on to the next game. But not for LeBron James, who added another chapter to his legend Thursday night,..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Pacers' Lance Stephenson on stopping LeBron James: 'You gotta tame him'

    USA Today "No matter the role, Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson is just content to be wearing an NBA uniform. “I’m just happy I’m playing, happy I’m on the court with a playoff team,” Stephenson said in Cleveland earlier this week. Stephenson was an integral part of those two Pacers teams that..." April 20

  • George insists comments were intended to motivate Pacers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Indiana Pacers star Paul George is attacking critics of his recent postgame comments. George calls the notion that he threw teammates under the bus “completely ignorant.” The four-time All-Star insists he was only trying to motivate other players to perform better after losing the first two..." April 20

  • Pacers' Paul George fires back at media's 'complete ignorance'

    Sporting News "After Game 2 of the Pacers' NBA playoff series against the Cavs, Paul George made comments about his teammates that many viewed as critical. He said Lance Stephenson needs to "control himself" and said Myles Turner needs to "take it to the next level." Numerous outlets ran with the quotes, but..." April 19

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Paul George to Lance Stephenson after loss: 'Body language has to improve'

    ESPN "After another excruciating loss in which the Indiana Pacers nearly came all the way back from a late double-digit deficit before succumbing to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Paul George had blunt criticism for more of his teammates. In the Pacers' Game 1 loss to the Cavs, it was CJ Miles whom George..." April 18

  • Glenn Robinson III active, ready to help Pacers in Game 2

    Indianapolis Star "Glenn Robinson III is ready to help the Indiana Pacers in their opening round playoff series. Robinson smiled after he fully participated in the Pacers’ morning shootaround Monday ahead of Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Robinson, who has missed the past 12 games with a sprained left..." April 17

  • Cavs open 2-0 lead over Pacers with 117-111 win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Never mind the blown fourth-quarter leads. After beating the Indiana Pacers 117-111 on Monday night in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series, the Cleveland Cavaliers are feeling pretty good about themselves. The Cavs have never lost a playoff series in..." April 17

  • Pacers confined to hotel Sunday amid manhunt for Cleveland Facebook killer

    USA Today "The Indiana Pacers were told to stay in their team hotel Sunday night because the search for the Facebook killer in Cleveland was still ongoing. "We were instructed to stay put because of the situation that was happening last night," Pacers coach Nate McMillan said during the Monday morning..." April 17

  • Miles: George's gripes justifiable, but 'I did what I was supposed to' on last shot "The doors to the Pacers’ practice swung open and almost instantly, the dispute over who should have taken Indiana’s last shot in Game 1 of the first-round series against Cleveland was settled. Larry Bird should have taken the last shot. OK, so Bird might not be the guy you’d look to in such..." April 17

  • Paul George upset he did not get final shot for Pacers

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul George is not happy that he didn’t get the last chance to give the Pacers a win over the Cavaliers in Game 1 of their playoff series on Saturday. With George being heavily guarded by Cleveland, C.J. Miles ended up taking the last shot for Indiana. He had a good look at the basket but..." April 16

  • LeBron James after win: ‘We still need to clean things up’

    Yardbarker "The Cleveland Cavaliers won a nail-biter in Game 1 of their opening round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, 109-108. LeBron James was happy that his team got the win, and he was satisfied with the team’s effort and energy. But he believes the team still has some work to..." April 16

  • Miles misfires as Cavaliers stave off Pacers in opener

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers were going to stop at nothing to get the ball out of Paul George's hands with the clock winding down. The idea was to get a stop. Cleveland got the one it needed when C.J. Miles missed a wide-open jumper at the buzzer, and the Cavaliers beat the..." April 15

  • George trade offers were aplenty, but Pacers didn't really consider any

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with IndyStar on Thursday, after the conclusion of the regular season. The wide-ranging conversation included Paul George, bringing the All-Star game to Indianapolis and, of course, Lance Stephenson: Question: What..." April 14

  • Paul George on the Cavs: 'It’s who I’ve wanted to matchup against'

    Indianapolis Star "The regular-season finale for the Indiana Pacers represented an opportunity to continue playing. A long, odd 82-game journey led to a pivotal finale — the chance to finish with a winning record, to extend their winning streak to five games and reach the NBA’s 16-team postseason..." April 14

  • Eight players looking to cash in during NBA playoffs

    Sportsnaut "Around this time last season, Bismack Biyombo was just a second-string center for the Toronto Raptors. Brought to Toronto for one year at $2.8 million, Biyombo was likely to decline his player option at the end of the season, but he wasn’t in line for much of a raise. After all, who would shell..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Pacers top Hawks, clinch No. 7 seed in East

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers certainly didn't make it easy on themselves, but they found a way to qualify for the NBA Playoffs for the sixth time in the past seven seasons and for the 24th time in franchise history. Paul George had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and Jeff Teague added 19..." April 12

  • Paul George Unhappy With ‘Sh–ty Officiating’

    SLAM Online "Paul George could live with Gerald Henderson’s antics Monday night—it was the refs’ incompetence that truly got under the All-Star forward’s skin. George was fed up with the “shitty officiating” in the Pacers’ critical 120-111 road win against the Sixers. PG and the Pacers head into the..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • George, Young lead Pacers past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Indiana Pacers moved to the brink of a playoff berth on Monday night, but had to secure an important victory after losing their best player. All-Star forward Paul George scored 27 points as the Pacers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 120-111 on Monday night, but George was..." April 10

  • George powers Pacers in rout of Magic

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Paul George and the Indiana Pacers are peaking at just the right time. The playoffs are within reach once again. George scored a game-high 37 points and the Pacers won their third consecutive game in impressive fashion, pounding the Orlando Magic 127-112 on Saturday..." April 08

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • George guides Pacers to double-digit win over Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Fighting for their playoff lives, the Indiana Pacers turned to the energy provided by recently signed Lance Stephenson, the potent offense of Paul George and some of their most impressive defense this season to secure a huge victory. George had 23 points and 10 rebounds as..." April 06

  • Lance Stephenson plans on tying Paul George to a chair to keep him with Pacers

    Sporting News "There's a lot of speculation about Paul George's future with the Pacers. Around the trade deadline, team president Larry Bird openly discussed how they were fielding calls for the All-Star, but eventually determined they wouldn't get enough in return to make a deal. With George set to be a free..." April 06

  • Lance Stephenson calls out Raptors for breaking the same unwritten rule he did

    Fox Sports "Unwritten rules aren’t just in baseball. We got a reminder of that Tuesday, when Lance Stephenson upset the Raptors at the end of the Pacers’ 108-90 win. With the game all but decided and the shot clock turned off, Stephenson took an outlet pass from Paul George and nonchalantly finished a..." April 06

  • George, Pacers put brakes on four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- As if Indiana standout Paul George needs added incentive, he seems to be receiving it since good friend and fiery former Pacers teammate Lance Stephenson re-signed with the team last week. George had 35 points and 10 rebounds on Tuesday night, and Indiana snapped a four-game..." April 05

  • Lance Stephenson on what he missed about Indiana: Hooters, ‘for the conversation’

    Sportsnaut "Depending on where you sit regarding the Lance Stephenson debate, he is either a national treasure or a national pariah. There’s really no middle ground here. Now two games into his return to the Indiana Pacers, Stephenson is again making some noise. Late in Tuesday’s blowout win over the..." April 05

  • PJ Tucker rips ‘classless’ Lance Stephenson for layup

    Larry Brown Sports "Lance Stephenson’s layup with 3.3 seconds left in Indiana’s win over Toronto on Tuesday night may have made a teammate happy, but it is not going over well with an opponent. PJ Tucker ripped Stephenson for being “classless” by padding his stats. “Tasteless, classless. There’s nowhere in the..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Paul George, Jimmy Butler are the summer's biggest prizes

    CBS Sports "NBA free agency this summer is light on likely star players who are going to be available. Russell Westbrook signed an extension. Steph Curry and Kevin Durant are back with the Warriors no matter what. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin are expected to re-sign. So if you want to sign a star, where do..." April 04

  • James logs triple-double as Cavs tip Pacers in two OTs

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers could not stop Paul George. Fortunately for them, they didn't need to. The Indiana forward put up 19 of his 43 points in two overtime sessions Sunday night, but it was LeBron James and the Cavaliers who won the game, 135-130, over the Pacers...." April 02

  • Lance Stephenson on return to Pacers: ‘Like Michael Jordan coming back’

    Sportsnaut "Did you hear that Lance Stephenson is coming back to play in the NBA? He returned to the Indiana Pacers on a three-year deal and is set to see his first action next Tuesday. And apparently, it’s going to be epic. “It’s gonna probably be like Michael Jordan coming back to play in the NBA or..." April 02

  • Lance Stephenson almost cried when Larry Bird called him to return to Pacers

    Larry Brown Sports "Not even Born Ready was ready for the call he received earlier this month. Lance Stephenson said Friday he almost cried when Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird called him to return to the team, per local reporter Mark Montieth. The 26-year-old Stephenson was drafted by the Pacers in 2010..." April 01

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