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Paul George, Kevin Durant Named Players Of The Week

Nov 30, 2015 2:04 PM

Kevin Durant and Paul George have been named the NBA's Player of the Week.

Both Durant and George were limited by injury last season.

George led the Pacers to a 3-0 week behind an Eastern Conference-leading 37.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals. He shot 54.7 percent from the field, 57.1 percent from three-point range and 86.7 percent from the foul line. On Nov. 24, George tallied 40 points on 14-of-19 shooting, including 7-of-8 from beyond the arc, during a 123-106 win over the Washington Wizards.

Durant led the Thunder to a 3-0 week behind averages of 30.3 points (second in the Western Conference), 8.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 blocks (fourth in the Western Conference). He shot 58.5 percent from the field, 52.2 percent from three-point range and 94.4 percent from the foul line. On Nov. 27, Durant recorded 34 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and three blocks during a 103-87 win over the Detroit Pistons.

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Vogel: Paul George Is Best Two-Way Player In NBA

Nov 25, 2015 11:16 AM

Paul George continued his excellent start to the season with 40 points against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.

“It’s tough to quantify in words,” Frank Vogel said. “I mean, he just does so much. He’s capable of going for 40, carrying the offensive load and being the best defensive player on either team. He’s a special player, and the best two-way player in the game. We’re a different team with him out there.”

George is leading the Indiana Pacers in scoring and rebounding, while ranking second in assists.

“We’re the East Coast Splash Brothers. I’m kidding. Twitter, I’m kidding,” said George after the game about himself and C.J. Miles.

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Myles Turner Undergoes Successful Surgery On Left Thumb

Nov 16, 2015 6:54 PM

Myles Turner underwent successful surgery Monday afternoon to repair a chip fracture in his left thumb, sustained during the first half of last Wednesday night’s game at Boston.

The surgery was performed at OrthoIndy Hospital by hand surgeon Dr. Tim Dicke.

Turner is expected to miss six weeks for the Indiana Pacers.

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Myles Turner Out At Least Four Weeks With Fracture In Thumb

Nov 12, 2015 7:04 PM

Myles Turner sustained a chip fracture in his left thumb during the first half of Wednesday night’s game at Boston.

Turner is consulting with the Pacers’ medical staff regarding the next steps in repair and recovery.

Turner is expected to miss at least four weeks.

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Pacers Decline 16-17 Option On Solomon Hill

Nov 2, 2015 3:15 PM


The Indiana Pacers have decided not to exercise their fourth-year option for the 16-17 season on Solomon Hill.

Hill was the 23rd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of Arizona.

Hill emerged as a full-time starter for the Pacers last season, averaging 8.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 29 minutes per game.

The Pacers' team option on Hill was worth just $2.3 million.

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Paul George Fined $10,000 For Criticizing Officials

Oct 29, 2015 6:58 PM

Paul George has been fined $10,000 by the NBA for criticizing officials.

"We felt like it was a lot of bad calls," George said after the Indiana Pacers lost to the Toronto Raptors. "Close games like that, let us play. You got a guy like Lowry who's down on one end doing what he wants, then on the other end he gets touched and the whistle is getting blown. So we was frustrated. We was very frustrated."

George had 17 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in 37 minutes.

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Pacers Waive Toney Douglas

Oct 26, 2015 5:14 PM

The Indiana Pacers have requested waivers on guard Toney Douglas.

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

Oct 26, 2015 1:02 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

During the 14-15 preseason, the Golden State Warriors had the league's best mark with +11.0, which became a first indicator of their jump as title contenders.

Here's the full rankings from the 15-16 preseason:

1. Thunder: 12.5
2. Celtics: 11.6
3. Grizzlies: 11.5
4. Wizards: 10.4
5. Hornets: 10.0
6. Pistons: 7.1
7. Raptors: 5.6
8. Pacers: 4.7
9. Knicks: 4.0
10. Suns: 3.9
11. Nuggets: 3.5
12. Kings: 3.3
13. Magic: 2.8
14. Blazers: 1.8
15. Jazz: 0.4
16. Heat: 0.0
17. Hawks: -0.7
18. Rockets: -0.7
19. Nets: -1.0
20. Warriors: -1.3
21. Spurs: -1.9
22. Lakers: -2.1
23. Bucks: -3.4
24. Bulls: -3.6
25. Pelicans: -3.6
26. Clippers: -4.2
27. Cavaliers: -6.5
28. 76ers: -8.6
29. Mavericks: -10.7
30. Wolves: -11.0

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Pacers Waive Kadeem Jack, C.J. Fair

Oct 25, 2015 10:20 AM

The Indiana Pacers have requested waivers on forward Kadeem Jack and forward C.J. Fair.

Jack played in one preseason game and did not score.

Fair played in five preseason games and averaged 1.6 points per game.

The Pacers’ roster now stands at 16.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Indiana Pacers Preview With Candace Buckner

Oct 7, 2015 8:58 PM

Indiana Pacers beat writer Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBucknerof the Indy Star joins Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) to preview the Pacers season and discuss the latest on Paul George at the 4 and assess the performance of the team's management  Pacers topics include: Whether Paul George is back to his old self; if George Hill can maintain his star performance from last year, who in the frontcourt can emerge, how Monta Ellis and rookie Myles Turner fit in; and where she predicts the Pacers to finish in the East.



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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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Jordan Hill Arrested On Reckless Driving Charge
Jordan Hill signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Pacers on July 14.

Indianapolis Star

Rakeem Christmas Signs Four-Year, $4.3M Deal With Pacers
The first two seasons are guaranteed while the second two are partially guaranteed for Rakeem Christmas, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Glenn Robinson III Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Pacers
Glenn Robinson played 35 games in his rookie season for the Timberwolves and 76ers.

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Rakeem Christmas Traded To Pacers, Signs Four-Year Deal
Rakeem Christmas was the No. 36 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Pacers Acquire Rakeem Christmas From Cavs For Second Round Pick
The Pacers have acquired forward Rakeem Christmas from the Cavaliers in exchange for a 2019 second-round draft pick

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Pacers To Wear Hickory Uniforms To Honor Movie 'Hoosiers'
MGM and the Pacers partnered to bring the uniform to the court.

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Bird: Paul George Don't Make Decisions Around Here About Position Minutes
Larry Bird was asked about Paul George not wanting to play a lot of minutes at a position that will be more taxing on his body.

Gregg Doyel/Indianapolis Star

Joe Young, Pacers Agree Upon Four-Year, $4M-Plus Deal
The first two seasons of Joe Young's deal are guaranteed, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Pacers Acquire Chase Budinger From Wolves For Damjan Rudez
Chase Budinger has averaged 8.5 points per game in his NBA career.

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

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Jordan Hill Agrees To Sign With Pacers
The Lakers declined their team option on Jordan Hill this offseason.

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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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