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Frank Vogel's Contract With Pacers Set To Expire, No Discussion On Extension

May 2, 2016 12:31 PM

The contract of Frank Vogel with the Indiana Pacers expires at the end of this season and there's been no discussion of an extension.

Vogel became interim head coach of the Pacers in 2011, replacing Jim O'Brien.

Vogel led the Pacers to consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearances in 2013 and 2014.

Vogel signed a multi-year extension with the Pacers in 2014.

There could be a number of teams interested in Vogel if he hits the open market.

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Chase Budinger Waived By Pacers

Mar 5, 2016 11:18 AM

The Indiana Pacers have requested waivers on Chase Budinger.

Acquired from Minnesota in a trade last July, Budinger played in 49 games (starting two), averaging 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

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Myles Turner, Karl-Anthony Towns Named Rookies Of The Month

Mar 3, 2016 8:52 PM

Myles Turner and Karl-Anthony Towns have been named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in February.

Turner, who earned Rookie of the Month honors for the first time, ranked third among East first-year players in scoring (13.4 ppg), rebounding (6.6 rpg) and minutes (29.8 mpg). He also shot 51.0 percent from the field, the second-best mark for East rookies. Turner recorded his first two career double-doubles during the month and produced a run of nine straight double-digit scoring games. On Feb. 19, Turner scored 16 points and blocked a career-high six shots in a 101-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, part of a 4-1 stretch for the Pacers.

Towns, the Western Conference winner for the fourth month in a row, led all rookies in scoring (21.1 ppg), rebounding (11.8 rpg) and minutes (34.6 mpg), and ranked third in field goal percentage (53.7) and blocked shots (1.64 bpg). He posted double-doubles in nine of 11 games, including a 30-point, 15-rebound performance in a 112-110 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Feb. 27. Towns scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 117-112 victory against the Toronto Raptors on Feb. 10, and he matched his career high with 17 rebounds to go with 26 points in a 112-105 win over the Chicago Bulls on Feb. 6.

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Ty Lawson In Strong Talks On Deal With Pacers

Mar 3, 2016 12:55 PM

Ty Lawson and the Indiana Pacers are in "strong discussions" on a possible deal.

Lawson was released by the Houston Rockets this week.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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Pacers Offering George Hill To Hawks In Package For Jeff Teague

Feb 9, 2016 2:05 PM

The Indiana Pacers have pursued a trade for Jeff Teague, offering George Hill in a possible scenario.

Teague grew up in Indianapolis.

Teague is signed for just $8 million during the 16-17 season before becoming a free agent in 2017.

The Orlando Magic also are interested in Teague.

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Rodney Stuckey Out Two Weeks With Injured Foot

Jan 14, 2016 11:56 AM

Rodney Stuckey has a sprain and bone bruise in his right foot.

Stuckey will be out for the next two weeks and then be re-evaluated.

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Paul George Fined $35,000 For Public Criticism Of Refs, Profanity

Dec 19, 2015 4:41 PM

Paul George has received a fine of $35,000 for public criticism of officiating and for using profanity during a live television interview.

"The stripes (were) terrible," George told the team's local TV station, Fox Sports Indiana. "We (had to) go out and just play. The way this game was going and how they (were) calling it, we had to play. ... It's frustrating, but hopefully the league does a better job of looking at s--- like this."

George was visibly frustrated with the referees throughout the game.

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Jordan Hill Has Been Better Than Pacers Expected

Dec 19, 2015 4:25 PM

Jordan Hill has exceeded the expectations of the Indiana Pacers this season, who they signed in free agency.

"Is he a little better than we thought? Yes. I think he is," Frank Vogel said of Hill. "I had a high-impression of him before he came here but he's exceeded my expectations."

"When he came here, I knew what to expect out of him," Paul George said of acquiring Hill from the Lakers in the offseason. "I don't think he's been getting enough credit for what he's been doing."

Hill has a PER of 17.6 this season, slightly above his career average.

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Rakeem Christmas Named D-League Player Of The Week

Dec 7, 2015 10:16 PM

Fort Wayne Mad Ants forward Rakeem Christmas, playing on assignment from the Indiana Pacers, has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Nov. 30 – Sunday, Dec. 6.

Christmas (6-9, 239, Syracuse) led Fort Wayne to a 3-0 week behind averages 24.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.7 blocks. On Dec. 2, Christmas recorded a double-double with 25 points and 13 rebounds as part of a 98-97 victory to hand the Westchester Knicks their first loss of the season. He followed that up with a five-block effort in a 98-94 win over the Canton Charge on Dec. 4. On Dec. 6, he scored a career-high 30 points on 11-for-15 shooting, to go along with seven rebounds, three blocks and two assists in a 105-92 victory over the Grand Rapids Drive.
For the season, Christmas is averaging 19.8 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.5 blocks (seventh in the D-League)

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Pelicans Interested In Solomon Hill

Dec 6, 2015 5:52 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have inquired about a trade for Solomon Hill.

Hill is not in the future plans of the Indiana Pacers.

Quincy Pondexter remains sidelined as he recovers from knee surgery and Hill would give the Pelicans depth at small forward.

John Reid/Times Picayune

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Pacers Make Solomon Hill Available In Trade Talks
Solomon Hill was a first round pick in 2013 but has fallen out of favor despite averaging 29.0 minutes per game last season.

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Stephen Curry, Paul George Named Players Of The Month
Stephen Curry and Paul George have been named the NBA's Players of the Month for November.

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Paul George, Kevin Durant Named Players Of The Week
Kevin Durant and Paul George have been named the NBA's Player of the Week.

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Vogel: Paul George Is Best Two-Way Player In NBA
Paul George is leading the Pacers in scoring and rebounding, while ranking second in assists.

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Myles Turner Undergoes Successful Surgery On Left Thumb
Myles Turner is expected to miss six weeks for the Pacers.

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Myles Turner Out At Least Four Weeks With Fracture In Thumb
Myles Turner sustained a chip fracture in his left thumb.

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Pacers Decline 16-17 Option On Solomon Hill
The Pacers' team option on Solomon Hill was worth just $2.3 million.

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Paul George Fined $10,000 For Criticizing Officials
"We felt like it was a lot of bad calls," Paul George said after the Pacers lost to the Raptors.

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Pacers Waive Toney Douglas
Toney Douglas played in five preseason games and averaged 6.6 points and 1.6 assists per game.

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Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential
The Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

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Pacers Waive Kadeem Jack, C.J. Fair
C.J. Fair played in five preseason games and averaged 1.6 points per game.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Indiana Pacers Preview With Candace Buckner
Candace Buckner joins Nate Duncan to preview the Pacers season and discuss the latest on Paul George at the 4.

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Pacers Sign Kadeem Jack
Kadeem Jack is a 6-9, 235 lb. forward that played collegiately at Rutgers.

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David West Feels He Gained More Than $11M In Joining Spurs
David West has invested his money carefully and lived modestly, which made the decision easier than some can fathom.

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Paul George Believes He Can Become NBA's Best Player
Paul George is more than a year removed from his leg injury in 2014 during a Team USA scrimmage and is confident he's all the way back physically.

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Paul George Remains Concerned About Playing Heavy Minutes At Power Forward
The Pacers want to play small with Paul George receiving significant minutes at power forward, but he's skeptical.

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C.J. Fair Signs Camp Deal With Pacers
C.J. Fair played last season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League after going undrafted out of Syracuse.

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Pacers Acquire Fort Wayne May Ants Of D-League
The Mad Ants become the 10th D-League team to be wholly owned by an NBA franchise.

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Toney Douglas To Sign With Pacers
Toney Douglas is working out with the Pacers.

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Pacers To Purchase D-League's Fort Wayne Mad Ants
The Mad Ants have been the D-League's lone independent affiliate.

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