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Grizzlies head into post season with a bang after defeating Pacers

By Kelley D. Evans On a night when the NBA’s Western Conference leaders competed in what seemed to be a full-blown game of Chinese Checkers, the Grizzlies clinched the fifth seed and home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. After ending the 2014-15 regular season with a 95-83 victory over the Indiana Pacers at FedExForum Wednesday night, Memphis will host the Portland...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

#TBT: Pacers coach Vogel was on David Letterman in 1986

Frank Vogel is good at pulling off complicated tricks. With a roster full of almost countless injuries and declining veteran talent, the Indiana Pacers head coach kept his men on a strong enough system all season to almost crack the 2015 NBA Playoffs.Ultimately, the Pacers simply didn't have the horses. But the impressive showing from the team, under terrible circumstances, helped...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers 2015-16 roster analysis – Part 2

As the Indiana Pacers look to rebound next season, each of their players will need to adapt to fit an updated role for the 2015-16 season. In Part 1 of this three-part series, I already discussed what George Hill, Paul George, C.J. Miles, David West, and Roy Hibbert will need to do. Now it’s time to look at what five more Pacers players need to do to fit into their updated role...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Pacers Select?

PACERS LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER ELEVEN Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Paul George, George Hill, and Roy Hibbert as the newest member of the Indiana Pacers. NBA Mock Draft Link...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five prospects Indiana Pacers might draft with the No. 11 pick

Larry Bird's got his work cut out for him. After a season spent fighting in vain through injuries and issues of declining talent as they yearned for a bottom playoff spot, his Indiana Pacers are in flux.Had Indiana taken it easier on Paul George and Co. and taken a loss on the season in the name of tomorrow, they might be picking higher in this draft. At No. 11, they have to get...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird Believes Willie Cauley-Stein Is A $100M Player

Willie Cauley-Stein met with Larry Bird of the Indiana Pacers and the Hall of Famer didn't hide how highly he rates him. Cauley-Stein emerged as one of the best defensive players in college basketball this season. "'I think you’re a $100 million dollar player.’ I hear that and I’m like, ‘Really?!’" said Cauley-Stein about comments made to him by Bird. The Pacers believe...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Pacers Christmas jerseys unveiled (PHOTO)

Ever head of Christmas in July? Well, this is Christmas in May.Today, leaks of several new NBA holiday uniforms hit the web. Uni Watch had the scoop, and the Indiana Pacers' duds were among those to be seen in new, pretty, retro fashion. Here they are, alongside those of the New Orleans Pelicans:The color scheme evokes eggnog and general merriness, as does the terrific font.Stay...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers 2015-16 roster analysis – Part 1

For the first time since Frank Vogel took over as head coach of the Indiana Pacers, the blue and gold squad missed the playoffs. The 2014-15 season was a rocky one as the team trudged their way through injury after injury, but as I wrote about in my previous article on the Pacers, it was a year of discovery. As the Pacers now look to build off of what they learned last year and...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

RealGM Radio: Pacers' Director of International Scouting Pete Philo

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) talks with Pete Philo, the Director of International Scouting for the Indiana Pacers and the President of TPG Sports Group. The two discuss his role with the Pacers, the challenges in NBA personnel scouting and the TPG Sports Group’s Pro Scout School, which is coming to Las Vegas in July. Click here to listen or download. You can...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird to represent Pacers at draft lottery

A week from today, the Indiana Pacers' future will become a little bit clearer. And, lo and behold, Larry Bird will be the man to deliver the fate of their 2015 NBA draft stock.Bird will represent the Pacers as the ping pong balls bounce around and decide their prospects, as reported by Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports. The Pacers have a 2.9 percent chance at landing within the top...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert talks to TMZ about his acting ambitions (VIDEO)

It was a long season for the Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert. With Paul George out for much of the year injured, Lance Stephenson gone with the Charlotte Hornets, George Hill largely inactive and David West struggling through hurt and a veteran decline, the Pacers' starting center was looked to for guidance and stability.Instead, Hibbert turned in one of the worst seasons of his career...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

George Hill is a blonde now (PHOTO)

George Hill wasn't short on moxie in the 2014-15 season. While he may have played a truncated season (seeing the floor for just 43 games, due to injury), Hill played a lot of the best basketball of his life for the Indiana Pacers.But maybe the point guard will be even more emboldened now that he's sporting a new look. Yesterday, he posted his freshly reimagined hair on Instagram...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Indiana Pacers can become contenders again

The 2014-2015 NBA season wasn’t kind to the Indiana Pacers. After two straight years among the best teams in the Eastern Conference, the team was decimated by injuries. Indiana suffered 219 total missed games due to injury over the course of the season. Paul George alone made up for 76 of those missed games. To start off the year, Roy Hibbert was the only returning starter for...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

#TBT: 20 years ago today, Reggie Miller scored eight points in nine seconds against Knicks

The Indiana Pacers are gone until October, and so are the New York Knicks. Neither team even made the playoffs this year, and both are strapped with some big question marks about their future after disappointing seasons.But one moment feels as relevant as ever between the two teams. Despite happening 20 years ago, to the day, Reggie Miller's unforgettable explosion at Madison Square...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Paul George goes fishing again, wins his first tournament

Paul George loves metaphors. The Indiana Pacers' superstar small forward goes fishing when his team does, taking his reel out to the ponds and rivers and showing us on Instagram, seemingly every time the Pacers' efforts end for the season.More recently, George's water-bound hobby has taken an apparently more serious tone. Today he put up a photo showing himself to be the winner of...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George donates $10K to family of girl with cerebral palsy in need of wheelchair van

Indiana Pacers star Paul George came up big this week -- $10,000 big to be exact -- for the family of a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. George donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe account that had been started in April 2014 for the Indiana family of Daisy Esterline, an 11-year-old with the disease. The Esterlines are seeking the funds to buy a new wheelchair van for their daughter...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George donates $10,000 for young fan’s wheelchair-accessible van

Indiana Pacers star Paul George went recently went above and beyond to help make the life of a young fan with cerebral palsy just a little bit easier. George on Sunday donated $10,000 to a charitable drive on a GoFundMe account to help pay for a wheelchair-accessible van for the family of 10-year-old Daisy Esterline....Read More The post Paul George donates $10,000 for young fan’s...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers: playoffs aren’t the same without last year’s beasts of the East

Over a year ago, on March 26, 2014, the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat were matched up against one another in their second to last meeting of the NBA regular season. The game was nationally televised on ESPN and had been heavily promoted with the hashtag, #BeastsoftheEast as the top two teams in the Eastern Conference were challenging one another for the conference’s top seed....
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via TopSportsReport
April 20, 2015  |  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...
Via No Guts, No Glory
April 20, 2015  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers want to re-sign power forward Luis Scola

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsLuis Scola came through with a very solid all-around season for the Indiana Pacers this past year, although it was a very disappointing end of the season. Indiana tried to overcome Paul George’s broken leg and plenty of other injury issues to make the playoffs, but lost in their final game of the season against the Memphis Grizzlies and were eliminated...
Via Sports-Glory
April 17, 2015  |  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...
Via FatManWriting
April 17, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
April 17, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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