Pacers Rumors & News

  • Pacers scorch Wizards 123-106

    Indy Cornrows "Paul George had 40 and C.J. Miles had 32 as Indiana set a franchise record with 19 three pointers to defeat Washington. The Indiana Pacers shot their way to their third straight win, hitting a franchise record 19 three pointers against the Washington Wizards. The Pacers started hot and didn't..." November 25

  • Pacers’ Paul George: I’m better now than before horrific leg injury

    Washington Post "This time last year, uncertainty swirled around Paul George’s basketball career. The Indiana Pacers forward was a few months removed from a stomach-churning leg injury during a summer scrimmage with Team USA. People wondered if George could ever again ascend to the all-star, franchise-player level..." November 24

  • Pacers defeat Bucks, improve to 8-5

    Indy Cornrows "After a tightly contested first half, the Indiana Pacers exploded in the third quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks, turning a four point halftime lead into a 23-point lead. The Pacers outscored the Bucks 35-16 in the third and did even more damage in the fourth. All totaled, the Pacers blew out..." November 22

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    Nate Taylor @ByNateTaylor

    Frank Vogel said Rodney Stuckey (right foot) will play tonight against the Bucks.

  • World Peace: ‘I was disruptive, dysfunctional, and mentally unstable. That’s a bad mix.’

    Sportsnet "When Metta World Peace, then going by Ron Artest, followed his first impulse and darted into the stands at the Palace at Auburn Hills after having a drink thrown on him, nobody—not the fans in Detroit that night, not the Pistons or Indiana Pacers players on the floor, or those of us watching from..." November 20

  • Even with 6 players, Sixers can't deal with Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "There are plenty of reasons the Philadelphia 76ers remain winless this season, but one play during the Indiana Pacers’ 112-85 victory on Wednesday night helped explain it. Late in the second quarter, the 76ers broke a timeout huddle and did not realize that six players had walked onto the..." November 19

  • Paul George makes his case as Eastern Conference's second-best player

    Sporting News "LeBron James may be the only top-10 NBA player in the Eastern Conference. The unbalance of power starts at the top, as the Western Conference is loaded with Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and more. John Wall and..." November 18

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • Bulls hold off the Pacers as Derrick Rose watches the final minutes from the bench

    Chicago Sun-Times "As much as Tom Thibodeau would often try and deflect, there were two storylines that the former Bulls coach couldn’t escape. It was either the outside overhyped concern of the minutes he handed out or the cold war with the front office. Now it’s Fred Hoiberg’s turn, as the ever-changing..." November 17

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Roy Hibbert Suffers Broken Nose, Will Play Against Suns

    Lakers Nation "After a difficult five-game road trip, the Los Angeles Lakers returned home to face the Detroit Pistons. While the game was close throughout, Kobe Bryant’s near triple-double led the Lakers to their second win of the season, 97-85. With Andre Drummond leading the league in rebounding, Roy..." November 16

  • Wolves' comeback falls short vs. Indiana

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "No longer an ongoing oddity in NBA history, the Timberwolves lost their perfect road record with Friday night’s 107-103 defeat to the Pacers. Until then, the Wolves hadn’t lost away from Target Center, but they hadn’t won there, either. They are the only team in NBA history to go 0-4 at home..." November 14

  • Pacers pull away late from Celtics behind late defensive push

    Indy Cornrows "Cautiously, but interestingly enough, the Indiana Pacers appear to be on a "roll." Having now won five of their last six after their 0-3 start, they seem to have found a key to success in their defensive play, forcing six turnovers over a six minute stretch, holding the Boston Celtics to two..." November 12

  • Myles Turner Expected to Miss Four Weeks Due to Thumb Injury "Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner sustained a chip fracture in his left thumb during the first half of Wednesday night’s game at Boston. He is consulting with the Pacers’ medical staff regarding the next steps in repair and recovery. He is expected to miss at least four weeks." November 12

  • Report: Pacers' Myles Turner has fracture in hand

    CBS Sports "Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner had to leave Wednesday's 102-91 win over the Boston Celtics after just a minute on the court. According to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star, Turner has a fracture in his hand and will be re-evaluated when the team gets back to Indianapolis. The team..." November 12

  • 13d
    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Injury report for tonight's game at Boston: Rodney Stuckey: Out (sprained right ankle)

  • Pacers use late run to shut down Magic behind Paul George's 27

    Indy Cornrows "The self-inflicted wounds of the Indiana Pacers gave the Orlando Magic life through the first 41 minutes of action. The Magic used an 8-0 run to grab an 81-78 lead with 7:28 remaining in the fourth, having scored 34 points off of Indiana turnovers, getting an out-of-body experience from Channing..." November 10

  • LeBron James, Kevin Love power Cleveland Cavaliers past Indiana Pacers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers kept it close throughout, but squeaked by the Indiana Pacers in the fourth quarter for a 101-97 win on Sunday at The Q to extend their winning streak to six. LeBron James played despite dealing with a bruised quad and put in 27 points, six rebounds and four assists in 35..." November 08

  • 16d
    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Injury update: C.J. Miles will be out for today's game in Cleveland with a sore right ankle.

  • 17d
    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Injury report for tomorrow's game @ Cleveland: C.J. Miles: questionable (sore right ankle) Rodney Stuckey: questionable (right ankle sprain)

  • Jordan Hill displays skill, toughness to help Pacers beat Heat

    Indianapolis Star "In two plays Friday night, Jordan Hill showed the versatility, toughness and skill against the Miami Heat that attracted the Indiana Pacers this past summer when they signed him to a free-agent deal in the offseason. Hill outmaneuvered Miami’s Chris Bosh and Hassan Whiteside for a crucial..." November 07

  • Pacers execute late to beat Celtics 100-98

    Indianapolis Star "Inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Pacers found themselves in the perfect scenario to show whether they had made progress. A tight game against the Boston Celtics forced the Pacers to do what they could not in the first week of the season. Each possession was precious. The Pacers had to..." November 05

  • 20d
    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Injury update for tonight's game against the Celtics: Ian Mahinmi: Out (sore lower back) C.J. Miles: Out (sore right ankle)

  • Stevens, Vogel friendship started on the playground

    CSN New England "Some of the closest bonds you’ll find among NBA players began on a playground. If it works for them, why not coaches too? That was indeed the get-to-know-you spot for Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens (then a head coach at Butler) and Frank Vogel, head coach of the Indiana..." November 04

  • Sources: Pacers decline fourth-year option on 2013 first-round pick

    Yahoo! Sports "The Indiana Pacers have declined the fourth-year option on forward Solomon Hill, league sources told Yahoo Sports, making the 2013 first-round pick a free agent in July. Hill had a team option worth $2.3 million on the final year of his rookie contract." November 04

  • Pacers grab first win over Pistons behind Rodney Stuckey's closing effort

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers collected themselves, piecing together their first win of the 2015-16 season on the road against the Detroit Pistons. Indiana needed the 20-point cushion they amassed late in the third quarter to keep things from getting hairy in the fourth quarter, but despite the final 12..." November 04

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

  • Pacers' Mahinmi leaves game with sore back, won't return

    The Score "The Indiana Pacers will play shorthanded for the rest of Tuesday's game against the Detroit Pistons. Starting center Ian Mahinmi left the game in the first quarter with a sore lower back, and will not return. Mahinmi was shut out of the boxscore in five minutes before leaving the game. A..." November 03

  • Jazz defense comes alive in second half to beat Pacers

    Salt Lake Tribune "After spending the first half Saturday night getting pushed around and beat up and down the court, the Utah Jazz needed a change. And by the time Rudy Gobert and company re-emerged from the locker room at Bankers Life Fieldhouse at halftime on Halloween night, they looked like they had changed..." November 01

  • 25d
    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former center Mel Daniels, a stalwart on our 3 ABA championship teams and a Hall of Famer.

  • No trouble scoring as Grizzlies beat Pacers 112-103

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Mike Conley played without his famous mask. Tony Allen slid back into the starting lineup. And the Grizzlies came out Thursday night with force, looking more recognizable than they had 24 hours earlier. Add to that Jeff Green’s clutch 3-point shooting in the fourth quarter and the Griz were..." October 30

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • Paul George Fined $10,000 for criticizing officials "Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has been fined $10,000 for public criticism of officiating, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. George made his comments following the Pacers’ 106-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Oct. 28 at Air Canada..." October 30

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    The NBA announces it's fined Paul George $10,000 for criticizing officials last night after losing in Toronto.

  • Valanciunas sharp as Raptors top Pacers in opener

    Toronto Sun "It couldn’t have started out much worse. Fortunately it didn’t stay that way. It might have made for a rather sobering season opener if it did. A 16-point deficit, your prize free agent signing needing help walking off the floor after lying motionless after a hard fall in the first quarter,..." October 29

  • Ellis, George duo has potential for Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "For a moment, Paul George and Monta Ellis teased us. It was the fourth game of the preseason; the Indiana Pacers were running an offensive set in the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons. George flipped the ball to Ellis, who was standing above the right arc, then turned the corner on a..." October 28

  • 2016 NBA free agency could dominate this season in an ugly way

    Sporting News "The 2015-16 NBA season is set to get underway. There will be 1,230 games played in the regular season, and another 80-90 games in the playoffs over the next eight months before we finally settle on another champion. And then the real fun begins. That’s because the next free agency period,..." October 27

  • Monta Ellis: 'Basketball was my escape. I really didn’t have a childhood'

    Indianapolis Star "It is a chilly Saturday morning but inside Ellis residence, it feels warm and welcoming – because Juanika Ellis is the one who answers the door. She invites a stranger in and spreads her arms for a hug. Monta and Juanika Ellis' little girl, Myla, is still in pajamas and fiddling with an iPad...." October 24

  • Silver does not expect NBA breaks for FIBA, says preseason will likely be reduced

    The Score "It is highly unlikely the NBA will employ international soccer-like breaks in its regular season in order to accommodate FIBA's new World Cup qualifiers, which will overlap with the NBA season beginning in 2017, commissioner Adam Silver stated Friday. Silver touched on the topic at a news..." October 24

  • Paul George has grown comfortable with power forward role

    Pro Basketball Talk "As the NBA has become about spacing and the threat of the three, a lot of the power has gone out of the power forward position. There are still a handful of old-school beasts at the four spot who do their damage near the rim — Zach Randolph, Kenneth Faried, Derrick Favors — but now even some of..." October 23

  • Lamar Odom crisis spurs union plans to help NBA players adjust to retirement

    Yahoo! Sports "National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts told Yahoo Sports that Lamar Odom's crisis has "reignited" discussions to create a program to aid NBA players who are transitioning toward retirement. Odom was found unconscious at a brothel in rural Nevada last week in..." October 22

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver calls for 'regulatory framework' to daily fantasy sports

    Sporting News "Even though NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will continue its partnership with daily fantasy sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, he thinks it's time concrete regulations were put into place to keep the multi-billion-dollar industry in check. "There should be a regulatory framework;..." October 22

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Per #Pacers: Jordan Hill (sore lower back) will not return in the 2nd half

  • NBA moves window for rookie-deal extensions back 2 days to Nov. 2

    ESPN "The window to sign former first-round picks to contract extensions entering the fourth and final year of their rookie contracts will be two days longer than normal this season. The NBA has confirmed to that the usual Oct. 31 deadline for such extensions has been officially moved to..." October 13

  • Union intends to provide cardiac screening for retired NBA players

    ESPN "The National Basketball Players Association is working on a program that would fund cardiac screening and supplemental health insurance for its retired players, an initiative expedited by the recent sudden deaths of legends Darryl Dawkins and Moses Malone. The joint effort between union..." October 08

  • Commissioner: NBA won't stop season for international competition

    Sporting News "The NBA is becoming increasingly global, perhaps more than any American sports league. That said, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told reporters in Madrid not to expect the league to put a franchise on the continent soon: His league won't pause for international changes. Silver was in Spain..." October 08

  • Paul George believes he's the best player in the NBA

    CBS Sports "Paul George went through some real trauma when he suffered a broken leg for Team USA 14 months ago. It took him the entire year to get back on the court, but he was able to suit up for the Indiana Pacers late in the year. George clearly wasn't himself, though, and the Pacers missed the playoffs...." October 04

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Chase Budinger (hamstring) is OUT for #Pacers preseason game vs Pelicans tonight. Monta Ellis (back) is questionable

  • 53d
    Nate Taylor @ByNateTaylor

    As expected, Frank Vogel said Paul George will start at PF tomorrow.

  • NBA will rely on off-site refs for some calls to speed up games

    Sporting News "When the NBA regular season opens next month, things will be different when it comes to replay. The NBA announced Wednesday that certain types of reviews will be handled by referees in the league's replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Decisions made from the replay center will include: whether a..." October 01

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  1. GT: Week of 11/8
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  2. well, very disappointing
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