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Rakeem Christmas Signs Four-Year, $4.3M Deal With Pacers

Jul 27, 2015 3:51 PM

Rakeem Christmas signed a four-year, $4.3 million deal with the Indiana Pacers, sources tell RealGM.

The first two seasons are guaranteed while the second two are partially guaranteed for Christmas.

The Pacers acquired the draft rights to Christmas from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Glenn Robinson III Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Pacers

Jul 25, 2015 1:52 PM

Glenn Robinson III has agreed to a three-year deal with the Indiana Pacers.

Robinson, 21, became an unrestricted free agent after the Philadelphia 76ers declined to make him a qualifying offer.

Robinson played 35 games in his rookie season for the Minnesota Timberwolves and 76ers, averaging 2.1 points per game.

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Rakeem Christmas Traded To Pacers, Signs Four-Year Deal

Jul 23, 2015 5:13 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Rakeem Christmas to the Indiana Pacers for a 2019 second round pick.

Christmas was the No. 36 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Christmas and the Pacers have agreed upon a four-year, $4.5 million deal.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Pacers Acquire Rakeem Christmas From Cavs For Second Round Pick

Jul 23, 2015 5:09 PM

The Indiana Pacers have acquired forward Rakeem Christmas from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for a 2019 second-round draft pick that the Pacers acquired in the recent trade for Roy Hibbert.

Christmas, 6-9, 250, was a second-round pick in June’s NBA Draft. He was selected 36th overall by Minnesota and was traded later draft night to the Cavaliers. He played collegiately at Syracuse where in his senior season he averaged 17.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. In his four-year career with the Orangemen, he played 142 games.

"We really liked Rakeem when he came in for pre-draft workouts," said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. "He is a solid player who was a contributor all four years at Syracuse and we look forward to having him on our team."

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Pacers To Wear Hickory Uniforms To Honor Movie 'Hoosiers'

Jul 21, 2015 11:24 AM

The Indiana Pacers will honor the 30th anniversary of the movie "Hoosiers" this season with special Hickory uniforms to be worn during select games.

MGM and the Pacers partnered to bring the uniform to the court.

"Our team will be honored to wear the Hickory uniforms because of the attention it will bring to the storied history of Indiana basketball and the success of that movie," said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. "Hoosiers takes us all back to a special place and time."


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Bird: Paul George Don't Make Decisions Around Here About Position Minutes

Jul 14, 2015 2:37 PM

Paul George has reservations about playing significant minutes at power forward as the Indiana Pacers try to play small-ball.

“I’m a ballplayer. You put me anywhere on the court, I’m going to make the most out of it,” he said. “It’s not going to be logging 30 minutes at the power forward. Whatever needs to be done. If I’ve got to play a couple of minutes at the power forward, I’m fine with it.”

Larry Bird was asked about George not wanting to play a lot of minutes at a position that will be more taxing on his body.

"He don't make decisions around here," said Bird.

Gregg Doyel/Indianapolis Star

Tags: Paul George, Indiana Pacers, NBA

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Joe Young, Pacers Agree Upon Four-Year, $4M-Plus Deal

Jul 13, 2015 1:16 PM

Joe Young and the Indiana Pacers have agreed upon a four-year, $4 million-plus rookie deal, league sources tell RealGM.

The first two seasons of Young's deal are guaranteed.

Young, who was a second round pick out of Oregon by the Pacers, has impressed in Summer League.

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Pacers Acquire Chase Budinger From Wolves For Damjan Rudez

Jul 13, 2015 12:40 PM

The Indiana Pacers have acquired forward Chase Budinger from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Damjan Rudez.

Budinger, 6-7, 218, has six seasons of NBA experience. He was originally drafted by Detroit in the second round (44th overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft. He was traded on draft night to Houston where he played three seasons before being traded to Minnesota in 2012. He has averaged 8.5 points per game in his NBA career.

Rudez played one season with the Pacers after signing as a free agent last July. The 29-year-old Rudez had previously played professionally in Europe. He played in 68 games, starting twice, and averaged 4.8 points per game.

“We’re very glad to have Chase,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. “He’s a guy we think will fit in our rotation. He can shoot and drive to the basket, which works with how we want to play. Damjan was a special guy. He was great to have as part of our team. He will be missed by all.”

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Shayne Whittington Re-Signs With Pacers

Jul 12, 2015 11:20 PM

Shayne Whittington has agreed to re-sign with the Indiana Pacers on a one-year, guaranteed contract, agent Ron Shade tells RealGM.

Whittington averaged 2.9 points and 1.5 rebounds in 5.4 minutes per game over 20 appearances last season with the Pacers.

Whittington played collegiately at Western Michigan.

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Jordan Hill Agrees To Sign With Pacers

Jul 9, 2015 7:42 PM

Jordan Hill has agreed to sign with the Indiana Pacers.

The Los Angeles Lakers declined their team option on Hill this offseason.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

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Lakers Acquire Roy Hibbert From Pacers For 2nd Round Pick
Roy Hibbert had been with the Pacers since 2008.

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Rodney Stuckey, Pacers Agree In Principle On Three-Year, $21M Deal
Rodney Stuckey has agreed in principle on a three-year, $21 million contract to re-sign with the Pacers, league sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Lakers Agree To Trade With Pacers For Roy Hibbert
Roy Hibbert didn't fit into the Pacers' future plans.

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Pacers, Lavoy Allen Agree Upon Multi-Year Contract
Lavoy Allen was acquired by the Pacers in the 2014 deadline deal also involving Evan Turner and Danny Granger.

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Monta Ellis Agrees To Four-Year, $44M Deal With Pacers
Monta Ellis was also receiving strong interest from the Kings.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Mavs Interested In Trading For Roy Hibbert
If the Mavericks don't sign DeAndre Jordan, they have interest in trading for Roy Hibbert.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

David West Interested In Spurs, Warriors
David West would have to take a veteran's minimum deal to play with the Warriors and would likely take a significant pay cut to play for the Spurs.

Sam Amick/USA Today

David West Didn't Like Treatment Of Hibbert But Opted Out For Title Chance
David West attempted to explain his decision to opt out of his contract with the Pacers for free agency.

Bob Kravitz/WTHR

Pacers Pushing To Sign Monta Ellis
Larry Bird has reportedly been determined to secure Monta Ellis to a contract and the Pacers are pushing hard to close a deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kings, Pacers Interested In Monta Ellis
Monta Ellis is expected to be in talks with the Pacers, Kings, Hawks and Heat.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Dunc'd On Podcast: Offseason Previews For Spurs, Blazers, Nets, Pacers
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux preview the upcoming offseason for the Spurs, Trail Blazers, Nets and Pacers.

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Rodney Stuckey Eyes Deal With Contender
Rodney Stuckey has plans to sign with a contender in free agency, with the Rockets expected to express interest, sources told RealGM.

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Roy Hibbert Exercises $15.5M Player Option With Pacers
The Pacers will now attempt to trade away Roy Hibbert as the team moves to a different style.

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Report: David West 'Very Likely' To Sign With Knicks
David West opted for free agency this week, declining his player option with the Pacers.

Jared Zwerling/Bleacher Report

Cameron Payne Felt He Proved Enough During Pacers' Workout
Cameron Payne worked out for just four teams, while meeting with another, leading up to the NBA Draft.

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David West Declines $12.6M Option For 15-16 With Pacers
David West turns 35 in August.

Candace Buckner/Indianapolis Star

Monta Ellis Opting Out, Interest Coming From Pacers, Heat
Monta Ellis was last a free agent in 2013 when he found the market softer than expected after opting out while with the Bucks.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Pacers, Frank Kaminsky Share Interest With Workout Set Sunday
The Pacers have attempted to get Frank Kaminsky into a workout for several weeks.

Candace Buckner/Indianapolis Star

Pacers To Work Out Unsigned Acquisition Stanko Barac
The Pacers will use the mini-camp to decide their future with Stanko Barac and whether to sign him.

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Wolves Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery
The Wolves have won the lottery with the Lakers moving up to No. 2 and the 76ers staying at No. 3.

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