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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 training camp after missing most of last season with a knee injury.
The Pacers took the Miami Heat to seven games in the Eastern Conference finals last season, and Scola wants to help Indiana go further. He says an NBA title is the only thing missing from his career. The Argentine has won an Olympic gold medal and a world championship.
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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...
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.
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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
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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...
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.
Lance Stephenson could very well come off the bench for the Indiana Pacers next season with Danny Granger set to return, and the guard is ready to accept that possible role.
"I’m just coming in to play hard," Stephenson said. "Whatever coach (Frank Vogel) decides to do, I think it’s a great decision. Me coming off the bench, Danny coming off the bench, either...
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, although USA Basketball wants Pacers center, Roy Hibbert, it’s doubtful he’ll be given permission to change teams because he’s already played with Jamaica’s senior national team.
Vegas leftover morsel: USA Basketball still covets Roy Hibbert but all FIBA signals lead USAB to believe [Hibbert] locked into Jamaica.
Much as both sides want...
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...
Here they come, Miami Heat. The bane of the Indiana Pacers last year was their anemic bench. The 29.8 ppg the reserves put up was a woeful 20th in the league, and the 40.5% they shot was 28th, ahead of only Cleveland and crappy Orlando. As great as Indiana's starters were, they're not toppling Miami with such little bench help.
Pacers' GM Kevin Pritchard is no rookie...
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...
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...