Found July 30, 2013 on HoopStuff:
Indiana Pacers: The Best and Worst Moves of the Off Season By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Best: Resigning David West - Resigning second leading scorer and rebounder, David West for three years and 36 million was a no brainer, as he is perfect on this team. His post scoring and rebounding, along with his veteran leadership are invaluable to the team. There was no reason for them not to resign him. He may be 32, but the way he plays, he should age well  and be effective until the end of the contract. They could not afford to lose him, as he is too important to the Pacers. Worst: 1st Round Draft Pick- Solomon Hill- 23rd - They drafted a mid second round prospect in the middle of the first round of the NBA Draft. They must have liked how NBA ready he was after 4 years at Arizona and his array of talents, but there were far better players available at every position. It looked like they wanted a perimeter player as Hill is a small forward, but there were plenty of better...

Lance Stephenson has zero problems coming off the bench

Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson started and came through in each of the Indiana Pacers playoff games to wrap up the 2012-13 season. Moving forward he is ok with accepting a bench assignment.   Please click here to read this story. The post Lance Stephenson has zero problems coming off the bench appeared first on Players View.

Indiana Pacers going for it all

On Saturday the Pacers added yet another piece to their now much deeper bench by trading for forward Luis Scola. The Pacers sent power forward Miles Plumlee, small forward Gerald Green and a lottery-protected first round pick in 2014 to the Suns in return for Scola. Luis Scola (Photo credit: Christan Petersen/Getty Images) The 6-foot-9 Scola averaged 12.6 points per game and 6.6...

Lance Stephenson Prepared To Accept Role As Sixth Man For Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have a problem that every team in the NBA would love to have. The Pacers are loaded at almost every position, and with that comes some decision-making on who sits or plays.  With Danny Granger coming back from injury, Luis Scola acquired in a trade, and Chris Copeland coming over from the Knicks, Pacers head coach Frank Vogel has some choices to make. One person...

Pacers welcome Scola to bench-building project

The Indiana Pacers believe they put the final piece in place to challenge for an NBA title when they recently traded for veteran forward Luis Scola. The Pacers had already added guards C.J. Watson and Donald Sloan and forwards Chris Copeland and draft pick Solomon Hill. Coach Frank Vogel says those moves addressed a lack of depth. Plus, Danny Granger is expected to be ready for...

Indiana Pacers: Luis Scola Trade Grade from the Suns

Indiana Pacers: Luis Scola Trade Grade from the Suns By Evan Massey, HoopStuff Writer, Twitter (@massey_evan) The Trade: Luis Scola to Indiana in exchange for Gerald Green, Miles Plumlee, Lottery Protected 2014 First Round Pick Larry Bird made one thing  clear when he made his return to the Indiana Pacers this off-season, and that message was that he was going to improve their bench...

Paul George Says He And Danny Granger Can Co-Exist Together

The Indiana Pacers are now title contenders, and added an all-star caliber play with the return of Danny Granger. The return of Granger now brings back the constant question of whether he and Paul George can coexist together on the wing, without taking away from each other’s game. George recently addressed the matter with HOOPSWORLD, and says he and Granger “can indeed play...

Larry Bird is building Pacers in his image

The Indiana Pacers traded three players for Phoenix Suns guard Luis Scola yesterday in a trade that will probably pay immediate dividends for the Pacers. The Pacers have been competitive in the Eastern Conference playoffs in the last two years, and took the eventual champion Miami Heat to a seventh game in the conference finals last season.Scola will add veteran leadership, and front...

Cup that started Malice at the Palace surfaces?

Pacers acquire Luis Scola from Suns

If there needs to be any doubt about it, the Pacers once again showed they are serious about competing in the Eastern Conference by completing a pretty intriguing and solid trade to acquire veteran center Luis Scola from the Suns. The Pacers acquired Scola for Gerald Green, Mason Plumlee and a future first round pick. For most this appears to be a clear sign the Pacers are in it...

Found: The cup that started the “The Malice At The Palace”

Thanks to the world of NBA Reddit, we have now finally found the eternal resting spot for the cup that started the infamous NBA brawl best known as the “Malace At The Palace“. For those of you that have forgotten, then Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest went into the crowd at the Palace at Auburn Hills after a plastic cup was thrown at him by a Pistons fan. Just an hour ago, an...

World Peace's Brother: Knicks Missed Defensive 'Goon' Last Season

Metta World Peace's brother, Daniel Artest, believes that the New York Knicks were missing a tough defensive element last season in the playoffs. “They’ve got a good team but they never had that goon — that defensive goon last season,’’ Daniel Artest said. “Someone that’s not afraid. If Ron was on the team, they would have gotten past the Pacers.’’ World Peace...
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