PACERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

How signing Damien Wilkins, Ben Moore informs on the Pacers’ rebuilding strategy

The two fringe moves are reflective of how the team weighs the value added by veterans against the opportunity cost of young talent. Per team release, the Indiana Pacers have signed free agent swingman Damien Wilkins and undrafted forward Ben Moore. Wilkins reportedly agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed veteran minimum deal presumably for training camp whereas Moore will be an affiliate...
Via Indy Cornrows
18 hours ago

Pacers sign veteran Damien Wilkins, rookie Ben Moore

Almost four weeks after agreeing to a deal with the Indiana Pacers to return to the NBA, Damien Wilkins signed his contract Tuesday in the organization’s new offices at the St. Vincent Center. Wilkins is 37 years old and has been out of The Association since 2013, when he last played for the Philadelphia 76ers. Since then, he has played overseas in China, Puerto Rico, Venezuela...
Via Vigilant Sports
20 hours ago

Vote: Clash of the All-Time Pacers Jerseys

We want you! (To help us sort the best jerseys from the bad and the ugly.) Since Nike is refreshing each team’s uniforms as part of them taking over as the league’s sporting apparel company next season, SB Nation is in the process of rolling out a special jersey-themed week in partnership with its team sites. As you likely recall, the Pacers recently unveiled previews of their...
Via Indy Cornrows
1 day ago

Indiana Pacers release 2017-18 NBA schedule, Paul George returns in December

Indiana’s 2017-18 schedule has been released, setting up a pair of early season matchups against Paul George and Oklahoma City in October and December. The NBA’s limited schedule release last Thursday left fans of many teams wondering where the rest of it was. While it gave everyone a glimpse of marquee games featuring up and coming teams and championship contenders (plus the...
Via Indy Cornrows
1 day ago

Pacers Last Week: August 14 — Leaf joins rookies for photo shoot, Burke heads overseas

A lot happens each week with the Pacers and it’s not easy to stay on top of it. Introducing a new weekly feature, Pacers Last Week, which should help keep you up-to-date on all things Pacers. The Pacers hired Tim Brown Jr. as the Basketball Operations Coordinator, replacing Chris Taylor, who moved into a new role (Director of Basketball Operations) with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants...
Via Vigilant Sports
2 days ago

Ep. 60: Exit Interview with Nate Taylor

After two years in Indianapolis and on the Pacers beat for the Indianapolis Star, Nate Taylor is moving away. That’s because he’s able to move back home to Kansas City. His wife, Holly, accepted a senior design job at Barkley, one of the largest independent advertising agencies in the United States. This doesn’t mean, however, that Nate is moving out of journalism. Appropriately...
Via Vigilant Sports
3 days ago

The Paul George and Indiana Pacers relationship, and what other teams can learn 

All relationships don’t end the same. Some end after multiple volatile arguments. The type of arguments where your neighbors give you a concerned look every time they see you, and you must tell them that everything is all right, when deep down you know nothing is right. These are the type of endings to relationships that we read about on celebrity gossip websites. They’re dramatic...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pacers Players Unveil New Uniforms to Fans

July 28, 2017 - Pacers players Myles Turner, Glenn Robinson III, Lance Stephenson, T.J. Leaf, and Ike Anigbogu unveil new uniforms to fans at the River West StreetFest.
Via YouTube
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson drops hilarious quote about Pacers’ new uniforms

Lance Stephenson is trying real hard to fill the face-of-the-Indiana-Pacers vacuum that was created by Paul George’s departure.The Pacers officially unveiled a new redesign on Friday, and included as a part of it were some fresh new uniforms. Stephenson was particularly enthused by the look, hysterically quipping that he liked it so much that he was going to buy his own jersey...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Gilbert takes shot at Pacers over Paul George trade

All these flavors, and yet Dan Gilbert still chooses to be salty.At Wednesday’s press conference introducing new Cleveland Cavaliers GM Koby Altman, the Cavs owner chimed in on a question directed at Altman about the team’s attempts to acquire Paul George from the Indiana Pacers.“I will say that Indiana could have done better than they did,” Gilbert quipped.Truth be told...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2017 Jr. Pacers Hoops Tour: Lebanon

July 21, 2017 - Pacers forward T.J. Leaf and alum Scot Pollard helped coach campers at the fifth stop of the 2017 Jr. Pacers Hoops Tour at the Witham Family YMCA in Lebanon.
Via YouTube
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George gets Benedict Arnold Wikipedia treatment

It’s safe to say that at least one person is a bit salty over Paul George’s departure from the Indiana Pacers.The Wikipedia page of known traitor Benedict Arnold was recently hacked. See if you can spot where it was done. Wikipedia hacks aren’t uncommon. But usually, they deal directly with the person that the hacker is upset with. This hacker could have gone with the obvious...
Via Sportsnaut
July 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Grading the deals: Kings sign George Hill and Zach Randolph

George Hill is coming off a five-year, $40 million contract signed in 2012, which turned into a great value for an Indiana Pacers team that was the greatest Eastern Conference threat after the Boston Celtics went into contender emeritus status. After one season with the Utah Jazz in which he fit perfectly and had a career year, Hill moves on to join the Sacramento Kings on a three...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Monta Ellis could reportedly be bought out by Pacers

Monta Ellis posted some of his worst numbers since his rookie season last year, and it sounds like the Indiana Pacers are willing to let the veteran guard explore better options this offseason.Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star reported on Monday that the Pacers and Ellis have begun discussing the possibility of a buyout. Ellis is set to earn $11.2 million next season and has an...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Pelicans re-sign Jrue Holiday on five-year, $126M contract

The New Orleans Pelicans couldn't afford to let Jrue Holiday leave in free agency so they quickly and aggressively sign him to a five-year, $126 million deal that could increase to $150 million if incentives are reached.With his size and 6'7 wingspan at the point guard position and ability to play on or off the ball, Holiday is an ideal player conceptually for today's game. Holiday...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves sign Jeff Teague to three-year, $57 million deal

The Minnesota Timberwolves have their point guard for the long haul: Jeff Teague. At the onset of free agency on Friday morning, Teague signed with the Timberwolves for three years and $57 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (yes, that feels weird to type). After they traded Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz earlier. This signing gives Minnesota a fourth member its starting...
Via Sportsnaut
July 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Police Department trolls Pacers over Paul George trade

Basketball fans were in rare unanimous agreement Friday night: Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti pulled off a heist. The Thunder brought in superstar Paul George for the low price of Domantas Sabonis and Victor Oladipo (more on the trade here). Apparently, some reported the robbery to the police, who responded in kind. Thunder fans could have been rightfully angry at Presti over...
Via Sportsnaut
June 30, 2017  |  Discuss
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