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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.

Jeff Skirvin/AP

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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

Tags: Solomon Hill, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pacers Make Solomon Hill Available In Trade Talks

Dec 4, 2015 12:33 PM

The Indiana Pacers have made Solomon Hill available in trade talks.

Hill was a first round pick in 2013 but has fallen out of favor despite averaging 29.0 minutes per game last season.

The Pacers elected not to pick up their team option on Hill's contract for the 16-17 season.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Stephen Curry, Paul George Named Players Of The Month

Dec 3, 2015 3:00 PM

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

Curry averaged 30.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.6 steals per game.

George averaged 29.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

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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.

Jorge Castillo/Washington Post

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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
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.

Sam Amick/USA Today

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.

Sam Amick/USA Today

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.

Jeff Zillgitt/USA Today

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.

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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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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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