Pacers Rumors & News

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • Anonymous NBA Scouts Dish Dirt On Eastern Conference Teams

    SI "For some, it's tough to form an opinion about an off-season move or development without seeing the subjects first in action on the floor. Luckily, anonymous NBA scouts do not have this problem. Sports Illustrated's NBA writers spoke with scouts ahead of the 2016—17 season for our annual..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • Pacers' Myles Turner looks good in limited preseason debut

    Indianapolis Star "The NBA preseason, for most teams, is like a month on a treadmill. You run through sets and you run your players to get in shape for the 82-game marathon. Even Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan thinks the preseason is too long. And McMillan is a coach who majors in practicing discipline...." October 09

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • Paul George says Pacers capable of scoring 115 points a night

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers ran fast, scored 113 points Tuesday and won their preseason opener over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pacers’ performance pleased new coach Nate McMillan. The Pacers’ reward Wednesday for such a performance? A grueling, two-hour practice back at Bankers Life Fieldhouse – more..." October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Paul George says 'this is my year' to win MVP

    Fox Sports "The race for MVP in the NBA this season feels more wide open than it has in the past. And Paul George believes the door might be open for him to sneak in. In an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio (via NBC Sports), George made it clear that it's an individual goal for him to win the MVP this..." September 29

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Larry Bird: Paul George will get max contract if he wants it

    Larry Brown Sports "It sounds like the Indiana Pacers signing Paul George to a max contract is a matter of when, not if. According to Larry Bird, the Pacers have something of a standing offer of a max deal to George, who can sit down and talk about it with them at his leisure." September 25

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Pacers Ready to Sign Paul George to Max Deal

    Bleacher Report "Indiana Pacers team president Larry Bird told Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star that he feels star Paul George is a max contract player. Per Taylor, Bird added he and George discussed a possible deal over the summer and that the team will agree to a max deal when George is ready." September 21

  • Pistons’ Reggie Jackson stays in summer pad with Pacers' Paul George

    Detroit Free Press "It was a good plan. Good friends and Central Division rivals Reggie Jackson and Paul George agreed to split the cost of renting a place just south of Los Angeles during the summer. Sensible, since George is a California guy and Jackson conducts his off-season workout regimen on the West..." September 21

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Thaddeus Young Sees Opportunity with New-Look Pacers "He's renting. Buying a house would seems the natural decision for a 28-year-old NBA player with a close-knit family that includes a wife and two young children, but Thad Young knows the ways of his profession all too well. Playing for four teams since the final game of the 2013-14 season can..." September 18

  • Paul George is giving away 5,000 tickets to WNBA legend's last regular-season game

    Fox Sports "After 16 seasons, 10 All-Star selections, a Finals MVP and league title, WNBA icon Tamika Catchings will play her final regular-season game for the Indiana Fever this Sunday. Catchings, now 37 years old and just a few weeks removed from winning her fourth Olympic gold medal with Team USA, will..." September 15

  • Kevin Seraphin asked Wizards to trade him when Wittman wouldn't play him

    CBS Sports "Snake-loving Indiana Pacers big man Kevin Seraphin told French newspaper L'Equipe that he asked the Washington Wizards to trade him multiple times when former coach Randy Wittman refused to give him consistent minutes. Here's the quote, as translated by HoopsHype's Jorge Sierra: "Every year..." September 14

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Knicks foiled trying to reunite with snake lover Kevin Seraphin

    New York Post "The Knicks wanted to re-sign center Kevin Seraphin, according to a source, but were outbid. The two-year contract Seraphin received Thursday from the rival Pacers starts at $2 million annually, according to a source, with only the first year fully guaranteed. The Knicks only were able to give..." September 10

  • Pacers sign Nick Zeisloft, make Kevin Seraphin signing official

    Indianapolis Star "The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they have signed former Indiana standout Nick Zeisloft. They also made the Kevin Seraphin signing official. Terms of the contracts were not released." September 10

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Pacers Sign Nick Zeisloft

    Hoops Rumors "After playing his college ball with the Hoosiers for the last two years, Nick Zeisloft will remain in Indiana this fall. According to RealGM’s NBA transactions log, the Pacers have signed the undrafted free agent guard. While terms of the deal aren’t known, it figures to be a one-year,..." September 07

  • Report: Pacers, Seraphin agree to 2-year, $3.6M deal

    Today's Fastbreak "The Indiana Pacers already signed Al Jefferson in free agency this offseason and traded for Thaddeus Young on draft day to add veteran frontcourt help around second-year big man Myles Turner. It seems though that they may not be done adding to their frontcourt as ESPN’s Ian Begley reports that..." September 02

  • Pacers Betting on Offensive Growth Without Defensive Slip "Read between the lines of the Pacers' offseason moves and the intent is clear, Indiana wants more offensive punch. George Hill, one of the better defensive points guards in the NBA, was shipped to Utah while the Pacers landed Jeff Teague, a solid defender in his own right, but more well-known..." September 01

  • Brandon Jennings stokes controversy by preferring career of Robert Horry to Reggie Miller

    Larry Brown Sports "Ah, the great debate in every sport. If given the choice between a Hall of Fame career and a pile of championships, which would you want your legacy to be? Brandon Jennings’s answer? The rings. That’s why he’d rather have Robert Horry’s resume than Reggie Miller’s." August 29

  • Ty Lawson agrees to one-year deal with Kings

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings on Sunday night reportedly added another body, getting free-agent Ty Lawson to agree to a deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The deal is reportedly for one year. Lawson, 28, was on the Rockets and Pacers in the 2015-16 season." August 29

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Kevin Durant And Paul George Thought The Rio Olympics Would Be Easier

    Uproxx "The good news for Team USA after the group stage of the Rio Olympics is that they remain undefeated at 5-0 and won their group. The bad news is that despite not yet having suffered a loss, the American squad isn’t looking anywhere near as dominant as people expected them to be. After destroying..." August 15

  • Alex Poythress agrees to deal with Pacers

    Yahoo! Sports "University of Kentucky free-agent forward Alex Poythress has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told The Vertical." August 13

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Paul George knew Australia could be ‘a little dirty’

    Larry Brown Sports "The U.S. men’s basketball team got a real test from Australia during the Group A game between the countries on Wednesday and escaped with a 98-88 win. Australia played a tough, physical game and even led going into halftime before Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving helped lead the U.S. to victory..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Paul George wants to meet with French Olympic gymnast with shattered leg

    USA Today "U.S. Olympic basketball player Paul George is trying to set up a meeting with injured French gymnast Samir Ait Said. George has a level of empathy that most people don’t. Two summers ago in a scrimmage before the FIBA World Cup, the Indiana Pacers star sustained a compound fracture of the right..." August 08

  • Paul George denies getting crossed in win over China, blames sneakers

    Larry Brown Sports "USA Basketball cruised to a 119-62 victory over China in their first taste of official Olympic action on Saturday, but the win came at the expense of Paul George’s ankles. With the game winding down in the fourth quarter, George got his ankles banished to the shadow realm with a quick crossover..." August 07

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06