Boston Celtics: Best Free Agent Options For Celtics

(July 4, 2013 – Source: Darren McCollester/Getty Images North America) Boston Celtics: Best Free Agent Options For Celtics By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer/Hoopstuff… For most teams, being swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0 in the first round of the 2014-15 NBA Playoffs wouldn’t be a positive. They would be ashamed, feel defeated, and have a pessimistic deposition about their...
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Who Should the Indiana Pacers Select in Round One?

The NBA post-season is now under way.  That means, for non-playoff teams, that the offseason has begun.  During this ever-important period, the NBA Draft is beginning to come to the forefront of conversation.  With that, one of our NBA writers, Nate Gice, decided to write a first round NBA Mock Draft. Find out who Nate projects the Pacers will add next to Paul George, Roy Hibbert...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers coach Frank Vogel on Roy Hibbet: “There’s a possibility that his role will be diminished”

The Indiana Pacers are looking to make some changes this off-season to personnel and the way they play. During the exit interview with the media, head coach Frank Vogel said that he would like to play faster than they did this season.If the organization decides that is the route they are going to go, where does that leave center Roy Hibbert? Vogel was asked about how Hibbert will...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Arron Afflalo end up with the Indiana Pacers?

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY SportsArron Afflalo is currently gearing up for the NBA Playoffs with the Portland Trail Blazers, but may not re-sign with the team this offseason. If he does end up re-signing, he would be agreeing to a backup role behind Wesley Matthews which might not be something that he is willing to accept at this point in his career. Bleacher Report seems to think...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert's Days With the Indiana Pacers Numbered?

This season's Indiana Pacers were nothing like last season's Pacers with Lance Stephenson gone and Paul George out for most of the season with an injury. In a way you could say that it became Roy Hibbert's team, but with the Pacers sitting at home with the playoffs preparing to start it is safe to say that didn't go so well. So it comes as no surprise that the team is going to go...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't expect the Pacers to lose any sleep if Roy Hibbert opts out

The Pacers only narrowly missed out on the playoffs after losing Wednesday in their final regular-season game and despite Paul George missing all but six tilts while recovering from leg surgery. Nevertheless, team president Larry Bird, ever the competitor, and coach Frank Vogel won't rest on their laurels and seem determined to find other avenues toward improvement next season.In...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers looking to play smaller, faster next season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Larry Bird wants the Pacers to play more ''small ball'' next season. Two days after being eliminated from the playoff race, Indiana's president of basketball operations outlined a new vision for a team hoping to re-emerge as a title contender. The idea: Play faster, play smaller and score more points. Bird believes the Pacers now have enough players to stretch...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers To Play Smaller Next Season With Hibbert Having Diminished Role

The Indiana Pacers plan on playing faster on offense next season to contend with smaller and versatile lineups of opponents. Roy Hibbert is the player that will most likely be impacted by the change in scheme. "Possibly," said Vogel when asked if Hibbert will be benched. "Roy's role will be diminished." Hibbert can opt out to become a free agent. "Whatever he does, he does," said...
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Pacers’ 2014-2015 over, look toward next season

View image | Well that was disappointing. After teasing us from the brink of elimination with a 6-game winning streak, the Pacers’ Cinderella charge towards the postseason came crashing down to reality tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies. I knew they were going to be running on fumes after that double-OT win over the Wizards last night, so there was cause...
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Pacers hang on to playoff hopes despite Westbrook’s 54

Let’s cut straight to the chase. The Indiana Pacers held off the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight, 116-104 despite Russell Westbrook erupting for a career-high 54 points. CJ Miles led the Pacers with 30, George Hill played big with 19 and 7 on just 10 shots, Roy Hibbert won his matchup against Enes Kanter with 17 and 10 with 2 blocks, and Paul George scored 8 points including his...
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Chris Copeland to remain in ICU for 2-3 days

Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland is recovering in a New York hospital’s intensive care unit after he was stabbed Wednesday morning. Copeland released a statement to ESPN’s Josina Anderson: “I just want to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers. I’m overwhelmed with the outpouring of support. I look forward to coming back stronger than ever. Thank you...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers beat Knicks 102-86

NEW YORK (AP) The Indiana Pacers stayed close to the final Eastern Conference playoff spot when they defeated the New York Knicks 102-86 on Wednesday night. George Hill led the Pacers (35-43) with 20 points. Roy Hibbert had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. The win tied the Pacers with the Miami Heat, one game off the final playoff spot behind the Boston Celtics and...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Pacers look at drafting Frank Kaminsky?

The Indiana Pacers are still very much in the running to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, but it is never too early to begin looking at what possible options they will have in the 2015 NBA Draft. Frank Kaminsky won the college basketball Player of the Year award this past year, and will be highly sought after in the 2015 NBA Draft. So why are the Pacers and Kaminsky...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers’ Chris Copeland stabbed, two Hawks players arrested

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland was stabbed in the abdomen and his wife was slashed during an argument at 1 OAK club in New York early Wednesday, reports the New York Daily News. The Pacers were in town to play the New York Knicks. Shezoy Bleary, 22, pulled out a knife and stabbed the 31-year-old Copeland and slashed Katrine Saltara...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers’ Paul George shines in his return from broken leg

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Paul George broke his leg while playing for Team USA this past summer, and he was immediately expected to miss the entire season. He had other ideas, however, and he made that desire to return this year to help the Indiana Pacers make one more run at the playoffs with the season winding down. There are just five games remaining this year, but George...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George to return to the Pacers on Sunday

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Indiana Pacers star Paul George will be vailable to play Sunday when the Pacers host the Miami Heat at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. George has missed the entire season after breaking his right leg during an intra-squad exhibition game at Las Vegas last August while practicing with Team USA as it prepared for the World Cup of basketball competition...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Pacers fans said - 4/1

If you want to find a dejected fan base, look no further than Indiana. Pacers fans didn't have many positive things to say about their team and they had pretty much resigned themselves to missing the playoffs if they lost this game, which they did 100-87.Top ThreeIf it weren't for that "Religious Freedom" law, the Pacers would be the biggest embarrassment to the state of Indiana...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Tyler Zeller Bests Roy Hibbert; Evan Turner Thriving

BOSTON — Roy Hibbert is a two-time All-Star, but the best big man on the court the last two times his Indiana Pacers have played the Boston Celtics has been Tyler Zeller. The Celtics center went a combined 16-of-19 from the floor over those two most recent contests, including an 8-for-9 showing Wednesday night that produced a team-high 19 points in a 100-87 win for Boston. ...
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Indiana Pacers take a huge step forward towards playoffs

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Indiana Pacers have fallen on tough times since their seven-game winning streak, and actually had lost seven of their last eight games heading into last night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. Frank Vogel’s team desperately needed a win over Dallas in order to keep up with the Eastern Conference playoff race. That was exactly what happened...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Hibbert: Paul George Looks Like His Old Awesome Self In Practice

Paul George has been cleared to return to game action and has been traveling the Indiana Pacers for weeks. George has been impressive in practice as he works his way back from a broken leg. "Seeing the things he does in practice, it's awesome," Roy Hibbert said. "He's coming. But I don't know what's going on with, I'm not a part of it. The training staff hasn't told us what they...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers hang on in playoff race with big win over Mavs

I remember predicting not that long ago that the Indiana Pacers would go something like 7-3 over their next 10 and secure their position in the playoff standings. Of course, they then proceeded to lose their next 6 games and 7 of their next 8 to fall into 10th in the East. With Paul George’s return still up in the air, the Pacers really needed a win, and they got a big one tonight...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez fails miserably at attacking Pacers’ Hibbert on offense

Oh Brook! Against the Pacers, the Nets’ Brook Lopez found himself one-on-one on the offensive side of the court against the Pacers’ Roy Hibbert. Lopez sized Hibbert up, did a few fake moves with the ball and… tripped up on the floor, got his head stuck in Roy’s crotch, turned the ball over and even attempted to make a bucket to the point even Hibbert couldn’t contain his...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brook Lopez fails miserably at attacking Pacers’ Hibbert on offense

Oh Brook! Against the Pacers, the Nets’ Brook Lopez found himself one-on-one on the offensive side of the court against the Pacers’ Roy Hibbert. Lopez sized Hibbert up, did a few fake moves with the ball and… tripped up on the floor, got his head stuck in Roy’s crotch, turned the ball over and even attempted to make a bucket to the point even Hibbert couldn’t contain his...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Pacers a Playoff Team With Paul George Healthy?

During this crucial period of the NBA season, where teams battle it out for a chance to play in the post-season, I decided it was a good time to make my predictions on where each bubble team will finish in the standings.  I have projected teams for the 6-11 spots in the Eastern Conference. Find out where John Miceli ranks Paul George, Roy Hibbert, George Hill, and the Indiana Pacers...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Larry Bird on Paul George: ‘I expect him to play this year’

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Paul George has been one of the fastest rising talents in the NBA, but he suffered a bit of a setback in his career last summer while playing for Team USA. He was participating in a team scrimmage in Las Vegas on August 1st, and unfortunately ended up coming down on the basket stanchion. His leg ended up snapping in half, and he has missed all season...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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