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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 well together.”
“Even my second year in the league and my rookie year, we were still able to play off one another,” George said. “I didn’t have as big of a role as I do now, but we still did a good job playing off one another….
“We’re positioned really well,” George told HOOPSWORLD. “The only thing we really needed was the experience, and with everyone coming back together again, there’s no doubt in mind that we should win a championship.”
The question now is can both players accept the fact that George is now the star of this franchise, and that Granger can still be a huge factor in a championship run, if he
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Team USA coaching staff (photo credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)In the ongoing effort to develop continuity within its FIBA World Cup and Olympic teams, Team USA recently held a mini-camp in Las Vegas. The camp only lasted three days, beginning on Monday, July 22, and culminating with a Blue vs. White scrimmage game on Wednesday, July 25.
The participants included...
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: 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...
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...
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...
A year ago, the Phoenix Suns were a franchise with no direction and no future. They seemed to taking jabs in the dark, signing guys like Michael Beasley and hoping to catch lighting in a bottle. Instead, they caught the fourth worst record in the league. And after today, they own potentially seven picks in the next three first rounds.
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...
Holy cow. Larry Legend works his magic once again. The Indiana Pacers have just signed PF Luis Scola -- who I have always been a huge fan of -- from the Phoenix Suns for dunking turd Gerald Green, second-year PF/C Miles Plumlee, and the Pacers' 2014 first-round draft pick (lottery protected, though this is relatively pointless because the Pacers ain't gonna be in the lottery...
The Indiana Pacers have bolstered their front-line depth with the acquisition of Luis Scola from the Phoenix Suns.
The Pacers sent forward Gerald Green, center Miles Plumlee and a lottery-protected first-round draft pick to the rebuilding Suns.
Scola, a 6-foot-9 forward from Argentina, played his first five NBA seasons with the Houston Rockets before coming to Phoenix a year ago...
The Indiana Pacers are close to a deal to acquire Luis Scola from the Phoenix Suns, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The report states the two teams worked Friday night on the agreement for the 6-9 forward. Front office executives expect a deal to be reached soon.
Sources told Yahoo! Sports the Pacers will reportedly give the Suns a future first-round draft pick, along with another...
The Indiana Pacers are nearing completion of a deal to acquire Phoenix Suns forward Luis Scola league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Pacers and Suns were finalizing the players and possible picks involved in the deal on Friday night and front-office sources expected an agreement to be finalized soon.
While the deal was still being finalized overnight the Pacers will minimally...