Sep 11, 2014 2:01 PM EDT
Larry Bird and Paul George released statements on Thursday regarding tweets that were sent out by George stemming from Ray Rice's domestic violence incident in the NFL.
"Paul George's tweets from earlier were thoughtless and without regard to the subject of domestic violence and its seriousness in society," Bird said. "We have talked to Paul to strongly express our displeasure and made it clear that the NBA and the Pacers' organization will not condone or tolerate remarks of this nature. Paul understands that he was wrong and why his tweets were so inappropriate and is very apologetic."
"I want to apologize to all victims of domestic abuse for my insensitive tweets," George said. "They were obviously without proper understanding of the seriousness of the situation and I sincerely regret my poor choice of words."
Sep 04, 2014 2:17 PM EDT
The Indiana Pacers have signed forward Arinze Onuaku to a non-guaranteed summer contract for training camp, a league source told RealGM.
Onuaku will join C.J. Fair, Chris Singleton and Adonis Thomas as wing players battling for a regular-season roster spot, a blend of youthful and veteran athletes competing in training camp.
Onuaku, an active forward at 6-foot-9, began last season with the New Orleans Pelicans before being waived and re-joining the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League. He then received a call up to the Cleveland Cavaliers in February.
Onuaku, 27, played his college basketball at Syracuse.
Sep 01, 2014 2:58 PM EDT
The Indiana Pacers’ deal with free agent Chris Singleton is a summer contract for training camp, a league source told RealGM.
Singleton, the 18th pick in the 2011 NBA draft, averaged 4.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in three seasons with the Washington Wizards.
Singleton, 24, played his college basketball at Florida State.
David Pick of Eurobasket.com first reported that Singleton had committed to a deal with the Pacers.
Aug 30, 2014 12:27 AM EDT
Ian Mahinmi suffered a shoulder injury while playing for the French national team.
Mahinmi will likely be sidelined two to three months, according to a France team doctor.
Aug 25, 2014 10:14 AM EDT
Free agent rookie C.J. Fair of Syracuse has received a training camp invitation from the Indiana Pacers and will sign a non-guaranteed contract with the franchise, league sources told RealGM.
After four collegiate seasons, Fair went undrafted in June and played for the Dallas Mavericks in the Las Vegas summer league. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged four points and 2.6 rebounds in five games for Dallas’ entry – including a vicious left-handed dunk on the Toronto Raptors.
Fair, 22, scored 16.5 points per game as a senior for Syracuse.
Aug 17, 2014 11:16 AM EDT
Shawn Marion has committed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Marion also received interest from the Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat.
The Cavaliers could only offer Marion a veteran's minimum deal, but the chance to play alongside LeBron James and compete for a title clinched his decision.
Marion met with Larry Bird earlier this week and could offer more money, but the Pacers would only spend as much on him using their Paul George injury exception as would be allowed while staying under the tax.
Aug 17, 2014 10:23 AM EDT
The Los Angeles Clippers have expressed interest in signing Shawn Marion.
Marion has met recently with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers, but remains unsigned.
The Miami Heat also remain interested in Marion.
Aug 15, 2014 2:53 PM EDT
Paul George spoke to the media at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday afternoon for the first time since breaking his right leg in two places while playing for Team USA two weeks ago.
All indications have been that he will miss the 2014-15 season, but the All-Star is holding out hope that he'll heal quickly.
"I don't mind taking a year off to get better for the next season," said George, who was supported by his parents, Frank Vogel, Roy Hibbert and George Hill at the press conference. When asked again about the coming season, George admitted that he's "holding out a little hope."
George stated several times that he and Indiana's training staff are trying to avoid a timetable for his return. He expects to begin rehabilitating his knee as soon as next week, but is currently limited to laying around his house.
There is a rod down George's right leg held together with pins through his knee and ankle.
George thanked countless people for their support in the wake of the injury and was very clear in his support of USA Basketball.
"It just happen, freak accidents happen," he said, adding that he still hopes to be a part of Team USA two years from now at the Olympics in Brazil.
Aug 15, 2014 12:45 AM EDT
Derrick Rose discussed his wishes to Paul George on Thursday, after the Indiana Pacers' forward suffered a fracture in his leg in Team USA's first exhibition game.
Rose plans to reach out to George during the NBA regular season.
“You wish that on no one,” Rose said. “The only thing we can do is pray for him. During the season, when everything is still going, I'm going to try to hit him up as much as possible and just let him know I'm thinking about him.”
Rose is confident about his own status heading into Day 2 of Team USA's camp in Chicago.
"I have no fears, I have faith,” Rose said. “I know that I'm going to be fine. I know that I busted my ass the entire two summers — you can say two seasons — to get back to where I am right now. Just try to keep it moving, stay positive every day, do everything consistent like I've been doing.
“I think everything will go my way.”
Aug 12, 2014 12:26 AM EDT
Shawn Marion met with Larry Bird in Indianapolis on Monday.
Marion is being pursued by the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers were considered the favorites to sign Marion prior to the meeting.
Marion is a free agent after being with the Dallas Mavericks since 2009.
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Paul George applied for and was granted the right to switch from No. 24 to No. 13.
MarShon Brooks is moving towards finalizing a deal with Olimpia Milano Armani of Italy and the Euroleague, a source tells RealGM.
Shawn Marion has received a strong push for a deal with the Indiana Pacers, a league source told RealGM.
The Pacers have MarShon Brooks on a short list of free agent possibilities, league sources told RealGM.
While there was no additional damage besides the fractures, doctors believe Paul George likely will miss all of next season.
Paul George was taken to the hospital and the remainder of the game was canceled.
Evan Turner's agent, David Falk, believes the 76ers didn't make an expecially strong trade in dealing his client to the Pacers.
Chris Singleton played in just 25 games (250 minutes) this past season after the Wizards declined their fourth-year option on his contract.
The Pacers' best offer for Lance Stephenson was reportedly $44 million over five years, but his camp was searching for a $55 million contract.
Lance Stephenson’s contract with the Hornets will have the annual salary structure of $9 million in Years 1 and 2 and $9.5 million in Year 3, a source said.
The Hornets are now exploring the possibility of signing Lance Stephenson.
Evan Turner has found his market to be tepid in free agency.
The Pacers have a five-year, $44 million offer on the table to Lance Stephenson.
The Pacers have offered a five-year, $44 million contract to Lance Stephenson.
Lavoy Allen was traded to the Pacers by the 76ers at the deadline in a deal also involving Evan Turner.
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The Pacers are known to be seeking an upgrade at point guard.
The Pacers have agreed to a four-year, $18 million deal with C.J. Miles.
Damjan Rudez, who is 6-foot-10, plays the coveted NBA stretch-four position.
The Bulls, Lakers and Hornets are believed to also be interested in Lance Stephenson.
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Miles missed the final two months of this past season with an ankle injury, but shot a career-high 39 percent on threes.
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