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Bird: Expect Pacers rookies Turner, Young to get playing time

Much like the way he played during his Hall of Fame career, Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird is a straight shooter. He is unafraid to ruffle feathers with controversial opinions, especially when it comes to his expectations and opinions of his own players.When rookies are introduced to fans and the media, coaches and front office execs inflate their ability...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Indiana Pacers’ “steals” help them steal a playoff spot?

In the recently released NBA Rookie Survey, the Indiana Pacers newly signed rookie Joe Young was voted the biggest steal in the NBA draft by his peers. The second round draft selection was named to the Orlando All-Summer League team after an impressive showing in which he led all rookies in scoring with 22.5 points per game. Myles Turner, who also was selected to the Orlando...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers, St. Vincent join forces on new training facility

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers and St. Vincent, a local health provider, have released more details plans for a $50 million training facility in downtown Indianapolis. At a news conference Wednesday, team officials showed what the 130,000-square foot St. Vincent Center will look like. The five-story building will be built on a pie-shaped space on Delaware Street, across the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pacers granted approval to build new $50 million practice facility

The area surrounding Bankers Life Fieldhouse is getting a slight makeover.The Indiana Pacers received unanimous approval to build a new $50 million practice facility across the street from their arena, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal."Pacers Sports & Entertainment would like to build the five-story facility on city-owned land on Delaware Street now occupied by...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers’ 2015-2016 Schedule and Expectations

The 2015-2016 NBA regular season schedule is out, and the Indiana Pacers’ roster is essentially set. Roster There was the surprise signing of veteran guard Tony Douglas, which pushes the number of players above the maximum allowed of 15, though he’s there basically because Donnie Walsh wanted to do him a solid and give him a chance to show what he can do so another team can...
Via Pacers Pulse
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Return Of George, Addition Of Ellis Has Pacers Fans Optimistic For Upcoming Season

When Paul George suffered a compound fracture in his lower right leg on August 1 of last summer for the chance to represent the United States in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, no one felt it more than the city of Indianapolis. George’s injury disrupted the flow of what the Pacers were aiming for after their strong performance in the 2013-14 NBA campaign, when they had one...
Via Pacers Pulse
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George Excused from Rest of Team USA Minicamp

Paul George suffered one of the most gruesome basketball injuries in the history of the game on August 1st last year, breaking his leg in half during a Team USA scrimmage game. Despite that injury, George has been very vocal about his desire to play for Team USA during the summer Olympics in 2016. There were some questions about whether or not he would participate in minicamp this...
Via Hoops-Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers add free-agent guard Toney Douglas to roster

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers signed free-agent guard Toney Douglas on Tuesday. Terms of the deal weren't immediately available. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound former Florida State player is another addition to a roster that has undergone a major overhaul since the end of last season. Power forward David West and backup point guard C.J. Watson left in free agency. Two-time All-Star...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Officer: Jordan Hill 'driving like an idiot' speeding at 107mph

It’s usually a good thing when an athlete is going 100 miles per hour. Coaches often praise the non-stop motor of particular players for their energy during practices or games. In Jordan Hill’s case, however, that wasn’t a good thing. The newly signed Indiana Pacers center was pulled over for driving 107 on the freeway. According to the full arrest video TMZ obtained and...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

How should the Indiana Pacers utilize Monta Ellis?

Of all the changes that the Indiana Pacers made this offseason, none was bigger than the acquisition of Monta Ellis. The 6’3” guard who agreed to a four-year deal worth $44 million will provide the Pacers with the scoring punch that they have so desperately needed. Ellis averaged 18.9 points per game with the Dallas Mavericks last year and was an offensive juggernaut for them...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hill arrested for reckless driving, clocked going 107 mph

Jordan Hill’s Indiana Pacers tenure is already off to an inauspicious start. The big man was arrested for reckless driving in Atlanta on Friday, according to a report in the Indy Star. Hill was allegedly clock at 107 mph in a 65 mph zone. The report also claimed that the former Laker gave the arresting...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Hibbert asked agent to find him a coach who played in NBA

Frank Vogel became the head coach of the Indiana Pacers in 2011. Roy Hibbert was drafted by the team in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft, but it wasn’t until after Vogel took over that the former Georgetown standout became an NBA All-Star. Despite that, Hibbert’s seems to think it is advantageous for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers sign Baby Big Dog, Glenn Robinson III

The Pacers have completed their roster by filling out the 15th and final spot with Indiana native Glenn Robinson III, the son of former NBA overall No. 1 pick Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson. The contract is for three years, but not much else is known at this point. Robinson, 21, is listed at 6’7″ and 222 pounds. He was selected 40th overall last season by the Minnesota TImberwolves...
Via Pacers Pulse
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers Agree to Three-Year Deal with Glenn Robinson III

Glenn Robinson III didn’t make much noise last season as a rookie, but still has quite a bit of talent looking into the future. He put up some impressive plays during the Las Vegas Summer League with the Atlanta Hawks, and it didn’t take him too long to find a deal. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Indiana Pacers have agreed to a three-year...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavs trade Rakeem Christmas to Pacers

Christmas has been traded in July. The Cleveland Cavaliers have sent the rights to forward/center Rakeem Christmas, the No. 36 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2019 second-round pick, Cavs GM David Griffin announced today. The Pacers acquired that pick earlier this month when they sent center Roy Hibbert to Los Angeles...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

How improved will the Indiana Pacers be next season?

The Indiana Pacers’ roster overhaul is nearly complete. Following David West’s departure from the team, Indy has changed their identity completely. The transition to a small-ball, high-tempo team has begun much faster than seemed possible even just a few months ago. The results are exciting, but also quite worrisome. How competitive of a team will the Pacers be? How long will...
Via isportsweb.com
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hickory NBA: The Pacers Embrace Hoosiers

You don’t have to love the movie Hoosiers to think this is pretty cool, and a great way for one of our nation’s best basketball states to honor its rich hoops heritage: It’s an honor to break this news: @Pacers going Hollywood next season! #HickoryPacers #HoosiersMovie pic.twitter.com/6iC52OSCv5 — INDIANA GEORGE HILL (@George_Hill3) July 21, 2015 #HickoryPacers jerseys...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers To Honor ‘Hoosiers’ With Awesome Hickory-Themed Uniforms (Photos)

Forget the pick and roll. The Indiana Pacers are planning to bust out the picket fence. No, Jimmy Chitwood isn’t walking through that door, and the Pacers probably won’t be running the play made famous in “Hoosiers.” But Indiana will honor the classic 1986 film by debuting some awesome throwback uniforms this season. It’s an honor to break this news: @Pacers going Hollywood...
Via NESN.com
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pacers to wear ‘Hoosiers’ inspired uniforms next season

In a remarkable partnership sure to yield waves of nostalgia for arguably one of the finest sports movies of all-time, MGM and the Indiana Pacers have announced the NBA team will wear uniforms inspired by “Hoosiers” next season to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary. “Our team will be honored to wear the Hickory uniforms because...Read More The post Pacers to wear ‘Hoosiers’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers to wear Hickory jerseys from “Hoosiers”

The classic college basketball film Hoosiers celebrates is thirtieth anniversary in 2016. The NBA’s Indiana Pacers have come up with a great way to honor the classic film about their in-state university. According to NBA.com, the Pacers will wear jerseys inspired by the movie in the upcoming season. The jerseys were released in partnership with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul George As Stretch 4 Gives Indiana Pacers Best Chance to Win

Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird previously said small forward Paul George will slide into a stretch-4 role during the 2015-16 season, and the Hall of Famer isn’t straying from that. According to the Associated Press via ESPN, Bird repeated his thoughts when the team announced the addition of three players. Bird said: “I’m not going to get into...
Via Sportsnaut
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Pacers' new identity will look

After spending the past couple offseasons playing it safe by making under the radar acquisitions and placing their faith in continuity, the Indiana Pacers have gone a drastically different direction this summer. Starting with David West's decision to opt out, Indiana's management, a group with the reputation for taking the safe bet, are going all-in on a risky remodel. West, along...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs sign David West

There were rumors that David West might sign with the Cavs just days ago. Alas, rather than come to Cleveland the veteran power forward has chosen to go, well, west, as he has signed a one-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs for the veteran’s minimum, worth about $1.4 million. West opted out of his contract with the Indiana Pacers, which would have paid him $12 million this...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert likely being traded to Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers could’ve drafted post player Jahlil Okafor with the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft, but they chose combo-guard D’Angelo Russell instead. Los Angeles pursued center DeAndre Jordan and power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, but both players elected to sign elsewhere in free agency. Consequently, it’s time for Plan C. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports the Lakers...
Via Sportsnaut
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

David West explains why he opted out of Pacers contract

David West opted out of the final year of his contract, and he says his belief that the Indiana Pacers are not title contenders is a big reason why. “At this point in my career, I just want to win,” West told WTHR.com in an exclusive interview Wednesday night. “I’m just not sure the Pacers...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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