Pacers Rumors & News

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • George 'would love to play' with Hayward

    12 Up "The Pacers are now three seasons removed from contending in back-to-back Eastern Conference Finals. Indiana's window opened for a split second before LeBron James shut that down for good. The Pacers present team is shell of their former self and after two straight subpar seasons, Paul George is..." March 23

  • The Pacers set an embarrassing and odd NBA record

    Sporting News "The Pacers committed a backcourt violation in Wednesday's game against the Celtics, which usually isn't a huge deal, but this turnover actually resulted in NBA history. Thanks to a user on Reddit who did the digging, they discovered the record for backcourt violations in a single season is 12,..." March 23

  • Celtics cruise past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Al Horford likes what he sees from his team as it steams toward the NBA playoffs. "I think the guys are starting to understand that we're playing for bigger things and we have a chance to ... to see what we can do," Horford said after his Boston Celtics cruised to a 109-100 victory..." March 22

  • Paul George calls out Pacers for lack of toughness and chemistry

    Sportsnaut "To say that this season has not gone too swimmingly for Paul George and the Indiana Pacers would be an understatement. Indiana heads into Wednesday’s action with a pedestrian 36-34 record and is currently the sixth seed back east. More than their on-court performance, the drama surrounding the..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Pacers explored George trade with Celtics, Nuggets, Hawks, 76ers

    ESPN "The fall was so sudden, and so severe, the Indiana Pacers are still processing it even as they try to build a new team good enough that Paul George might stay. "Our window," Larry Bird, the team's president, told, "closed fast." The Pacers pushed LeBron's Miami Heat to seven games..." March 21

  • Up-and-down Pacers climb past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Win one. Lose one. Win one. Lose one. The Indiana Pacers' strange February and March trend continued Monday night with a 107-100 victory against the Utah Jazz in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Beginning with a Feb. 16 loss to Washington, Indiana has a 14-game stretch in which..." March 20

  • DeRozan leads Raptors past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors got physical with the Indiana Pacers Sunday night. The Pacers did not shove back. Toronto applied pressure defensively, and again Indiana did not respond. The result was predictable, a one-sided game. Led by 22 points from DeMar DeRozan, the Raptors..." March 19

  • Knicks lock down Pacers in win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK – Playing tight defense is not something the New York Knicks are known for this season. When teams come into Madison Square Garden, they can usually figure scoring at least 100 points and coming away with a double-digit win. That wasn't the case on Tuesday night when the Knicks..." March 14

  • George helps Pacers outlast Heat

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers had been in control of the lead against Miami since midway through the first quarter. Then the Pacers nearly saw it slip away. Fortunately for Indiana, the Pacers finished strong to hold off the Heat 102-98 on Sunday night. Indiana forward Paul George..." March 12

  • Bucks defeat Pacers for fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- More often than not this season, the third quarter has been an absolute nightmare for the Milwaukee Bucks. On Friday, however, it marked a turning point as the Bucks recovered from a sluggish first half and extended their winning streak to a season-high five games with a 99-85..." March 10

  • Pacers pull away from Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- When Indiana Pacers veteran power forward Thaddeus Young fell and injured his left wrist during a Feb. 2 victory at Brooklyn, his teammates learned quickly just how difficult he would be to replace. During the eight games Young missed, the Pacers were 2-6. But he is back now,..." March 08

  • Cleveland Cavaliers GM, thought Boston Celtics might land Paul George and Jimmy Butler at trade deadline

    Mass Live "Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin believed at one point during the trade deadline that the Boston Celtics might land both Jimmy Butler and Paul George. During a podcast appearance with ESPN's Zach Lowe, Griffin fielded a question regarding a report the Cavaliers were on pins..." March 07

  • Larry Bird says Paul George trade rumors were ‘fake news’

    Fox Sports "Pacers president Larry Bird might be conducting a bit of damage control weeks after reports swirled about the club trying to gauge Paul George’s trade value. Though the four-time All-Star wasn’t dealt, George appeared frustrated hours after last month’s trade deadline, telling reporters he thought..." March 07

  • Walker, Batum lead Hornets past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kemba Walker and Nicolas Batum are the heart and soul of the Charlotte Hornets. As the Hornets start to make a late-season push for the playoffs, coach Steve Clifford is hoping that his stellar backcourt will lead the way. That was certainly the case on Monday night..." March 06

  • Larry Bird on Magic Johnson as Lakers executive: 'He's got a lot to learn'

    CBS Sports "The Larry Bird-Magic Johnson rivalry might be the most recognized between two players in any team sport -- and it’s not ending any time soon. Bird is the president of the Indiana Pacers, while Magic was recently promoted to president of basketball operations for the Lakers -- and the two wasted..." March 06

  • Robinson's 3-pointer lifts Pacers over Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Glenn Robinson III didn't hesitate when asked to take the final game-winning shot on Sunday. He had been there before. Robinson made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to help the Indiana Pacers overcome a six-point deficit with less than two minutes to play and stun the Atlanta..." March 05

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Leonard's jumper lifts Spurs past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Everyone, especially Indiana's Paul George, knew that the ball was coming to San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard for a potential game-winning shot in the waning seconds Wednesday night, but knowing it's coming and being able to do something about that shot is two different things...." March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Rockets blow lead, fall hard at home to Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- When it became obvious that the Pacers held distinct advantages on the glass and in the paint, all that remained for Indiana was to exploit those edges with a measure of relentless repetition that would pave a winning path. With Paul George saddled by foul woes, Jeff Teague helped..." February 28

  • Glenn Robinson III Plans to Defend His Dunk Contest Victory

    Complex "Glenn Robinson III is your 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion, but the high-flying Pacers reserve barely had any time to practice his jams. "I only got about three or four practices in, just because of our schedule, and we had some back-to-backs, and you know, it’s tough to do during the..." February 28

  • Hot Heat defeat Pacers; George ejected

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Paul George had some inflammatory words during and after Saturday night's game against the Miami Heat. But it was the words that he chose during the game that changed everything. And with the Indiana Pacers' All-Star forward ejected in the third quarter, Miami took advantage...." February 26

  • After tumultuous trade deadline, the Paul George trade drama is only beginning

    CBS Sports "In the aftermath of trade talks that arose around Thursday’s trade deadline involving Indiana Pacers star Paul George, the fallout sets up what could be a league-altering set of consequences. After the Pacers passed on offers for George, including reported proposals from Boston and Denver, George..." February 26

  • Paul George calls referee ‘puppet’ after questionable ejection

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul George was all sorts of upset after being ejected from Saturday’s Pacers-Heat game for receiving two technical fouls, and he blasted the referee after the game. George picked up two techs during the third quarter. The first one came on a double-tech early in the quarter, and the second..." February 26

  • Miles, Pacers jolt Grizzlies, halt six-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- With the Thursday buzz of a possible trade of All-Star Paul George behind them, the Indiana Pacers focused on a drive to the NBA playoffs during a 102-92 victory on Friday night over the Memphis Grizzlies. C.J. Miles scored 17 points, Monta Ellis added 16 and Indiana snapped..." February 24

  • Hawks Made Aggressive Offers For Jimmy Butler, Paul George

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks pursued trades for both Jimmy Butler and Paul George at the deadline. Atlanta made aggressive offers built around a package of draft picks with more than three first rounders discussed. The Hawks own all of their own first round picks as well as future firsts from the Wolves..." February 24

  • George frustrated Pacers didn't keep him in loop as deadline neared

    Indianapolis Star "Many within the Pacers’ organization — players and executives — felt a sense of relief when the NBA’s trade deadline passed Thursday and Paul George remained on the roster. That relief, however, was soon replaced by pressure. Mounting pressure. Enormous pressure. George will be in a..." February 24

  • Paul George reportedly determined to play for Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the reasons Paul George was so difficult to move before the NBA trade deadline is that there are reportedly only two teams he is interested in playing for — his current one and the Los Angeles Lakers. George is under contract with the Indiana Pacers through the 2017-2018 season. After..." February 23

  • Report: Nuggets made ‘monster offer’ for Paul George

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Nuggets reportedly had serious interest in Paul George before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, and they are said to have made a substantial offer for the star swingman. According to Marc Stein and Chris B. Haynes of ESPN, Denver made a “monster offer” for George, but the deal may have..." February 23

  • Report: Boston finally willing to put Nets pick in Paul George trade talks, still may not be enough

    Pro Basketball Talk "They are the two biggest pieces on the trade deadline day chess board: Boston has the rights to swap picks with Brooklyn’s first-round pick this season (and the Nets will finish with the worst record in the league), and then Boston owns the Brooklyn pick outright next season. So far, Boston..." February 23

  • Sources: Lakers inquire about Pacers' George

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Lakers are among the teams to have inquired about the availability of Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George in recent days, according to league sources. While the conversation didn't go beyond an initial expression of interest -- which is common in the NBA in advance of the..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Paul George wants to stay, if Pacers can win

    USA Today "Paul George wants to stay in Indiana. But like so many things this time of year, when the phones are ringing off the hook in NBA offices as the trade deadline nears, the situation between the four-time All-Star and his Indiana Pacers is racked with nuance. So when George met with team owner..." February 22

  • Pacers’ Plans For Paul George At Trade Deadline Revealed

    NESN "Paul George is untouchable at the NBA trade deadline. The Indiana Pacers won’t consider trading their star player before 3 p.m. Thursday, The Indiana Star’s Nate Taylor reported Tuesday, citing multiple sources. Indiana would rather add perimeter or frontcourt players to its squad with hopes of..." February 22

  • Pacers Not Considering Any Trade Offers For Paul George

    Real GM Basketball "The Indiana Pacers will not consider any trade discussions involving Paul George, according to multiple sources. The Pacers also don't plan on moving Jeff Teague or Myles Turner as they want to see how this core builds chemistry. Larry Bird would like the Pacers to re-sign Teague in the..." February 22

  • Paul George says he’s not motivated by opportunity to earn higher max

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Pacers have already granted a standing max offer to Paul George. So, if he wants to stay in Indiana, his potential paths look relatively straightforward: If he makes an All-NBA team this season, he can sign a designated-veteran-player extension that would kick in in 2018-19 and projects..." February 21

  • Pacers pursuing Jahlil Okafor before the trade deadline

    Philly Voice "Since the DeMarcus Cousins trade likely took one of Jahlil Okafor’s main suitors (New Orleans) off the board before Thursday’s NBA Trade Deadline, the status of the Sixers second-year center became more of a question mark. Well, thanks to a report from ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, we know that..." February 21

  • NBA exec thinks Paul George could be ‘sleeper’ trade for Celtics

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics missed out on trading for DeMarcus Cousins over the weekend, though reports have indicated they were never actually interested. Now that Cousins has gone to the New Orleans Pelicans, most of the rumors regarding the Celtics have revolved around Jimmy Butler. But what about..." February 21

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • 2017 NBA Dunk Contest: Robinson wins, but we all lose for watching

    CBS Sports "Glenn Robinson may be a more well known player than his son, but Glenn Robinson III did something his father could never do -- win the 2017 Slam Dunk Contest. With Aaron Gordon struggling in the first round, Robinson quickly made his mark on the event with a vertically challenged dunk. Creating..." February 19

  • Pacers make 2017 first-round pick available in push to aid Paul George

    ESPN "In an attempt to secure help for All-Star forward Paul George, the Indiana Pacers have made their 2017 first-round pick available in a trade, league sources said. In what is considered to be a deep draft, the Pacers are hoping that such an asset would translate to the addition of either an..." February 18

  • George noncommittal on Pacers extension: 'I want to compete for something'

    ESPN "All-Star forward Paul George said Friday that he still longs to lead the Indiana Pacers to their first NBA championship but stopped short of guaranteeing that he will sign the lucrative contract extension that the team is expected to offer him this summer. Asked about the estimated $219 million..." February 17

  • Porter leads Wizards in wire-to-wire victory

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- With plenty of potent offensive options, the Washington Wizards may be evolving into one of the NBA's most dangerous teams, a characteristic they again exhibited Thursday night. Otto Porter Jr. had 25 points and eight rebounds, and Washington led from start to finish in a..." February 16

  • Korver makes history in Cavs' victory over Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- He is one of seven players with at least 2,000 3-pointers in his career and he has tortured the Indiana Pacers for the last week. Yet none of that pleases Kyle Korver as much as his dunk. Korver might be good for 2,000 3s in a career, but he is only good for about one dunk a..." February 15

  • Spurs slip past Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The San Antonio Spurs continue to be the model of NBA consistency, clinching a 20th consecutive winning season Monday night in coach Gregg Popovich's home state. Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points, and the Spurs rallied to defeat the Indiana Pacers 110-106 in Bankers Life..." February 13

  • Wizards stay hot, beat Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Markieff Morris had a clear path to the basket in the first quarter and dunking on his mind. Yet the big man missed and the ball clanked off the rim, soaring into the air. Instead of bouncing away, the ball kissed the top of the backboard, fell straight down, rattled around the rim..." February 11

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  1. Will We See A Trade Before The Deadline?