Jerry Colangelo tells Yahoo he sees Chandler Parsons and Paul George as possible stretch four forwards internationally.
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23
Pro Basketball Talk "Roy Hibbert with a skyhook? Pacers president and former Celtic Larry Bird apparently dined with his old Lakers rival, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in the name of helping Indiana’s center. If Abdul-Jabbar helps diversifies Hibbert’s offense, that would be wonderful for the wayward Pacers big man...." July 23
Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22
Indianapolis Star "In the end, flashing the choke sign at LeBron James and then blowing in the King's ear wasn't the silliest thing Lance Stephenson ever did. The most foolish thing Stephenson and his lawyer/agent, Alberto Ebanks, did was turning down the Pacers' five-year, $44 million contract. Do the..." July 22
Celtics finishing deal for FA Evan Turner, sources tell Herald. He will get a portion of their mid-level exception.
ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Angels acquired All-Star closer Huston Street and prospect Trevor Gott from the San Diego Padres for minor leaguers Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon and Elliot Morris in a trade on Friday night. The 30-year-old Street (1-0) has 24 saves in 25 opportunities and a 1.09..." July 19
New York Post "Andrew Bynum for 2015? The 7-foot Bynum may not be reuniting with Phil Jackson’s Knicks or any other team next season because he is seriously contemplating sitting out 2014-15 to undergo the Germany-based knee therapy called “The Regenokine Program’’ that would require an extra long rehab,..." July 18
Rodney Stuckey has agreed to join the Indiana Pacers on a one-year deal, @USATODAYsports has learned. Nice pickup after losing Stephenson.
ESPN.com "Lance Stephenson has signed a three-year, $27 million deal to play for the Charlotte Hornets, according to league sources. The deal was signed early Wednesday morning after Hornets owner Michael Jordan, general manager Rich Cho and coach Steve Clifford met with Stephenson and his..." July 17
SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16
Also hearing Pacers are expressing serious interest in Rodney Stuckey to fill backcourt void created by Lance Stephenson's move to Charlotte
The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15
After not expressing much interest in Lance Stephenson, the Hornets are now looking into possibly signing him, the Observer has learned.
Evan Turner has received interest from Boston and Minnesota, a source told ESPN.
Indianapolis Star "Paul George figures the Central Division race will be a fun one with the return of LeBron James to Cleveland. The Indiana Pacers star forward made it clear too that he wants Lance Stephenson to re-sign with the Pacers and join him in the chase. Stephenson, an unrestricted free agent, is..." July 13
Sporting News "The Charlotte Hornets took a gamble by pursuing Gordon Hayward, making a max offer for the restricted free-agent forward, and it didn't pay off, now that the Utah Jazz informed the Hornets they will match. That leaves the Hornets with about $20 million in cap space, and a roster it's seeking..." July 12
Pacers announce the signings of C.J. Miles, Damjan Rudez, Lavoy Allen.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10
The Chicago Bulls expressed interest in Lance Stephenson today, according to sources.
In addition to Dallas & Lakers, Boston also showing interest in Lance Stephenson, source said
ESPN.com "Nearly a week after the Indiana Pacers offered talented but controversial guard Lance Stephenson a five-year, $44 million contract, the two sides remain far apart on a deal, according to sources close to the situation. Although his desire is to remain with the Pacers, a disappointed Stephenson..." July 07
Sporting News "After a flurry of rumors dating back a little more than a month, there has not been much to speak of when it comes to the possibility of Indiana moving center Roy Hibbert in a trade. But, according to multiple front-office sources, the Pacers have quietly sought out possible new landing spots for..." July 07
Indianapolis Star "At times near the end of the season, Lance Stephenson would defy his own personality and after a big emotional play, gesture towards teammates by pushing both palms to the court. Even as the Bankers Life Fieldhouse decibels reached ear-splitting levels, this was Stephenson's way of telling..." July 06
Solomon Hill (sprained right ankle) is not dressed for SL Game 1. With tomorrow off, no need to push it.
Source: Pacers spoke with reps for Lance Stephenson earlier today. Sides no closer to agreement than b4 on 5-yr/$44 million offer
Dan Burke says Roger Mason (back), Lavoy Allen (free agent) won't join #Pacers summer league team in Orlando.
Indiana Pacers, I'm told, have tried to engage Phoenix in trade talks for Goran Dragic, but teams have found no common deal ground. Yet
Yahoo Sources: Euro shooter Damjan Rudez reaches agreement on three-year deal with Indiana Pacers. http://t.co/usXyxBAkvt
ESPN.com "Despite the Indiana Pacers' heartfelt movie tribute and presentation to Lance Stephenson, the two sides are currently at an impasse over a new deal, according to sources close to the situation. The Pacers offered a five-year, $44 million contract to Stephenson, but sources said the versatile..." July 02
Free agent CJ Miles has agreed to 4-year, $18M deal with Pacers, league source tells Yahoo. @CandaceDBuckner 1st reported an agreement.
CJ Miles (Cavs) will meet with Pacers on Tuesday. Miles an unrestricted free agent.
Lavoy Allen plans to attend Pacers rookie/free agent camp next week. One source expects him to play on the Summer League team.
Pro Basketball Talk "Lance Stephenson was tremendous for the Pacers in the first half of the season, becoming a nightly triple-double threat who played under control and within his team’s system. The playoffs, however — especially in the series against LeBron James and the Miami Heat — were another story..." June 28
PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26
Page Six "A former stripper wants sole custody of her 2-month-old girl because the child’s NBA star-dad is too busy on the court to be a parent, according to court papers. Attorneys for Indiana Pacers forward Paul George revealed his ex-lover’s previously sealed paternity lawsuit when they moved the case..." June 25
CSN Northwest "Two NBA teams with head coach openings have reached out to the representatives of Indiana Pacers assistant coach Nate McMillan, league sources informed CSNNW.com at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday night. Contact was made merely on an exploratory basis to gauge his level of interest, said a..." June 11
ESPN.com "Lance Stephenson is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Stephenson had a terrific season for the Pacers production-wise, but had issues on the floor in games that has troubled many teams around the NBA. For that reason, the offers coming to Stephenson might be a lot less than what..." June 10
Grantland "Lance Stephenson’s free agency should be a mega-event. He’s just 23, with solid two-way skills at a position where talent is so scarce, Klay Thompson’s agent will be able to keep a straight face when trying to wring a max-level extension from Golden State.1 And Stephenson is an unrestricted..." June 10
Pro Basketball Talk "Andrew Bynum’s NBA career might have already ended. Chronic knee problems have rendered him unplayable. A member of four teams (76ers, Cavaliers Bulls and Pacers) the last two seasons, Bynum has played just 26 games. And he can be a real nuisance. But he’s still a 26-year-old 7-footer with..." June 05
ESPN.com "The happiest member of the just-announced All-NBA teams is likely Paul George, who had a large clause in his contract triggered by being named to the third team on Wednesday. As part of the contract that George signed with the Indiana Pacers last summer, making the All-NBA team activates a..." June 04
NBA.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and winner of four scoring titles in five seasons, highlights the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team. Durant was the lone unanimous selection, appearing on all 125 ballots as a First-Team pick while LeBron James of the..." June 04
Sheridan Hoops "Lance Stephenson is a free agent enigma and a polarizing topic amongst league executives. Stephenson, a tantalizing talent who led the league in triple-doubles (5), showed signs of immaturity during the playoffs with his antics toward LeBron James, leaving several executives split on his free..." June 04
ESPN.com "While workouts are only a small part of a much bigger draft picture, they offered an up close and personal look at 14 of our top 17 players. That, combined with additional feedback from NBA GMs and scouts, means it's time for Big Board 11.0 of the 2014 NBA draft. 1 Andrew Wiggins COLLEGE:..." June 04
Zagsblog "One day after Larry Bird said he wants Lance Stephenson back with the Indiana Pacers, Stephenson’s agent told SNY.tv the two sides hope “to get a deal done.” “They are a quality organization from the top down,” Alberto Ebanks told SNY.tv of the Pacers. “We are going to try to get a deal done...." June 03
CBSSports.com "Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird told reporters Monday that he hopes Lance Stephenson will be back with the team as a free agent, despite his disappointment in the guard's hijinks during the Eastern Conference Finals. From the AP: "I think his ceiling is what he wants it to be," said Bird,..." June 03
ESPN.com "Larry Bird would like to see a more consistent Roy Hibbert next season and suggested Monday that the center find a Hall of Famer to work with this summer to solidify his game. Bird, at his season wrap-up news conference Monday, said the Pacers brought in Hall of Famer Bill Walton to work with..." June 03
NBA.com "Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, winner of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, headlines the 2013-14 NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. Noah, who received 105 First Team votes (223 points), makes his second consecutive appearance on the First..." June 02
Indianapolis Star "As much as the offseason intrigue will focus on 'will they or won't they keep Lance?,' there is another big-name free agent currently on the roster. Evan Turner – praised after his February trade deadline arrival to the Pacers, then maligned by fans and bloggers at the bitter end – will be a..." June 01