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Indiana: (26) Miles Plumlee, PF; (36) Orlando Johnson, SG Most of the 1st round had no shocking picks until the Pacers took Plumlee with the 26th pick in the 1st round. Plumlee is a beast in workouts because his strength and athletic ability really shows but when it’s game time you don’t see any of that. Last year at Duke he only averaged 6.6 points per game. Plumlee could be a very good backup center but is that what you pick for at 26th overall? Johnson, was one of the best scorers in the nation the past couple years in college. He could be a very good bench player. New York: (48) Kostas Papanikolaou, SF The Knicks fans waited late in the second round for the Knicks to pick but they should have gone home early. As soon as this pick was announced the Knicks fans started booing. If Papanikolaou ever suits up it won’t be for a couple of year because of his overseas contract. Atlanta: (23) John Jenkins, SG; (43) Mike Scott, PF The Hawks are changing their roster around as...

Miles Plumlee impressing in NBA Summer League

While some have expressed their doubts about the Indiana Pacers selecting Miles Plumlee with the 26th pick in the NBA draft, the only returns that matter are what the eldest son of Perky and Lisa Plumlee produce on the basketball court. So far, he has proved those doubters wrong. Miles put up 18 points and 8 rebounds for the Indiana Pacers yesterday and served up two facial dunks...

POTD Summer League Edition: Miles Plumlee on Sean Williams, and Fab Melo

Miles Plumlee, the 26th overall pick of the Indiana Pacers, is yet to play in an official NBA game, but he’s already getting busy defying stereotypes at the Orlando Summer League.  Plumlee is one of those dudes who serves as proof that a book truly should not be judged by its cover.  You look at the guy, and if he was a foot shorter you’d figure he’s never picked up a basketball...

Pacers' offseason update #6: Hibbert to stay, Collison/Dahntay to go

This smelly offseason just took another turn for the Indiana Pacers and I am not sure what to make of it yet.First of all, Roy Hibbert is remaining a Pacer. That takes care of the biggest question mark this offseason for the Pacers. The Pacers decided to match (as I thought they would all along) and Portland dropped out completely. Roy will be Indiana's franchise center for the...

Miles Plumlee dunks over Fab Melo

It’s a slow sports day when I find myself posting highlights from the NBA summer league.  Anywho, in a fierce, nasty battle sleeper between the Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics summer league teams, ex-Dukie/current Pacer Miles Plumlee showed former Syracuse/current Celtic headache Fab Melo that white men can indeed jump. Summer league teams are mostly comprised of guys who probably...

Mavericks acquire Collison, Jones from Pacers

DALLAS The Dallas Mavericks, establishing that 'Plan Keep Your Powder Dry' needn't be synonymous with 'inactivity,' followed up Wednesday's acquisition of Hornets center Chris Kaman with a trade with Indiana that brings to Dallas a starting point guard in Darren Collison and a rotation piece in Dahntay Jones. Following closely in the wake of the announcement...

Sully Carrying Summer League C's On His Back, Knock Off Pacers

Scoring 16 and ripping 8 boards, Sully has been the main option for the Summer League C's and its working! Jared did have 5 turnovers though, but had 2 blocks. Dionte Christmas has been consistent as well scoring another 10 points with 5 assists 3 steals and 4 rebounds. E'Twaun Moore has been impressive as well as he continues to show he can do a lot, but will need to...

Pacers' offseason update #7: Pacers sign Green, Augustin as expected

Okay. So now the Darren Collison/Dahntay Jones trade for Ian Mahinmi is starting to make a little more sense, at least from a personnel-shifting perspective. Whether it will translate to a better team remains to be seen.The Pacers have signed swingman Gerald Green (who last played for the Nets) and point guard DJ Augustin (who last played for the Bobcats). They must have secured...

Pacers trade Collison, Jones to Mavs

The Indiana Pacers are sending point guard Darren Collison and wing player Dahntay Jones to the Dallas Mavericks for center Ian Mahinmi, according to the agent for one of the players. Mark Bartelstein, who represents Jones, confirmed Thursday that the deal is in place. ''That's going to happen,'' Bartelstein said. The Mavericks are adding 7-foot center Chris...

Pacers agree to one-year deal with DJ Augustin

The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a sign point guard DJ Augustin to a one year, $3.5 million contract according to a report from Mike Wells of the Indiana Star. Augustin was a restricted free agent this summer after playing for the Charlotte Bobcats for his entire career. Augustin averaged 11.1 ppg and 6.1 apg [...]

Pacers Acquire Mahinmi In Deal With Mavericks For Collison, Jones

The Pacers have acquired Ian Mahinmi in a sign-and-trade agreement from Dallas in exchange for Darren Collison and Dahntay Jones.


   DJ AUGUSTINWith Kemba Walker taking over the Bobcats, they have found no room for DJ Augustin. Augustin is rumored to be signing with the Pacers but nothing is offical. Here is an opportunity for Grundwald to shine. Offer Augustin the same deal as LIN and let Houston have LIN. Everyone Knows Augustin is a pure young PG that would have much more an impact this season than LIN...
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