Found September 11, 2012 on
Indiana: NBA Draft Grade D (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. Offseason/ Free Agents and Trades: Grade B+ -Portland offered Roy Hibbert a four-year contract worth $58 Million. The Pacers matched that offer by the Trail Blazers. This is a key resigning for the Pacers to keep their talented young center. - The Pacers resigned guard George Hill to a new five year contract. - The Pacers traded guards Darren Collison and Dahntay Jones to the Dallas Maver...

Reggie Miller and Cheryl Miller used to hustle kids at pick-up hoops

Last week, Indiana Pacers legend Reggie Miller was inducted into the Basketball Hall Of Fame as part of the 2012 class and we here at That NBA Lottery Pick congratulate him on that accomplishment.With people waxing poetic on Reggie's past, the folks over at Pro Basketball Talk reminisced about one of my favorite stories from Miller's past when he and his sister Cheryl used...

Banner weekend for Pacers

Indiana has long positioned itself as THE place for basketball. It was not where the game was invented -- that would be Springfield, Mass. -- but it is where the game has part of its soul. It is the sport played on the rural farms and by the little schools. It is where Hoosiers was set and where the legend of Larry Bird was born. There is a special kinship between Indiana...
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