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Pacers Pushing To Sign Monta Ellis

Jul 1, 2015 1:36 AM

The Indiana Pacers and Monta Ellis are moving closer to an agreement.

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

Ellis spent the past two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks.

The Pacers would like to play faster moving forward.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kings, Pacers Interested In Monta Ellis

Jun 30, 2015 12:28 PM

The Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers are among the teams interested in Monta Ellis.

RealGM's Shams Charania previously reported that the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat would be on Ellis' free agency list.

Ellis spent the past two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

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Dunc'd On Podcast: Offseason Previews For Spurs, Blazers, Nets, Pacers

Jun 28, 2015 11:13 AM

Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) preview the upcoming offseason for the Spurs, Trail Blazers, Nets and Pacers.

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Tags: Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, Dunc'd On

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Rodney Stuckey Eyes Deal With Contender

Jun 26, 2015 3:50 PM

After a productive season on the competing Indiana Pacers, Rodney Stuckey has plans to sign with a contender in free agency, with the Houston Rockets expected to be among interested teams, league sources told RealGM.

Stuckey has a desire to be in a competing situation again next season, but will still prioritize a possible return to Indiana where there is strong mutual interest. Stuckey scored 12.6 points in 26.4 minutes per game last season, flourishing in Frank Vogel’s offensive system and providing stability as a starter or reserve.

Stuckey also averaged 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists in his return to a ball-handling role on a playoff threat in the Eastern Conference. The Sacramento Kings are also expected to express a level of interest in Stuckey, scouring for an available combo guard, a source said. Several contending teams could emerge for Stuckey during the free agency process.

Spending seven of his first eight seasons with the Pistons, Stuckey rose into a cornerstone player early in his Detroit career. He averaged 16.6 points, 4.8 assists and 3.9 rebounds in 2009-10, but the franchise fell in the East and left scattered roles within the team.

Stuckey has averages of 13.3 points and 3.8 assists over his NBA career. The 6-foot-5 guard was the Pistons’ 15th overall selection in the 2007 NBA draft out of Eastern Washington.

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Tags: Rodney Stuckey, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor

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Roy Hibbert Exercises $15.5M Player Option With Pacers

Jun 25, 2015 11:11 PM

Roy Hibbert has officially opted into his contract for the 15-16 season with the Indiana Pacers at $15.5 million.

The Pacers will now attempt to trade away Hibbert as the team moves to a different style.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tags: Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Report: David West 'Very Likely' To Sign With Knicks

Jun 25, 2015 8:05 PM

The New York Knicks are "very likely" to sign David West in free agency.

West opted for free agency this week, declining his player option with the Indiana Pacers.

The Knicks selected Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth overall pick and Phil Jackson was expected to look at the frontcourt.

Jared Zwerling/Bleacher Report

Tags: David West, Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cameron Payne Felt He Proved Enough During Pacers' Workout

Jun 24, 2015 10:10 PM

Cameron Payne worked out for just four teams, while meeting with another, leading up to the NBA Draft. Conversely, Jerian Grant, who he matched up against in at least one workout, auditioned for 16-17 teams. A product of Murray State, Payne is proud of his anonymity, so why didn’t he visit more clubs?

Payne worked out for the Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets. He also met with the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, he felt so good about his mid-May showing with the Pacers that he would have stopped right there.

"My first workout was with the Pacers and I left a good impression,” Payne said. "I felt good about myself after I left and didn’t feel I needed to go workout for a lot of teams. I set myself up great, put myself in a good position. I ended up working out for the Lakers and now it was Cameron Payne is in the lottery. My draft range went from 15-30, now I’m 8-15 and it all happened for the best.”

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Tags: Cameron Payne, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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David West Declines $12.6M Option For 15-16 With Pacers

Jun 24, 2015 3:46 PM

David West will not exercise his $12.6 million player option with the Indiana Pacers to become a free agent.

West turns 35 in August.

The Pacers signed West in 2011 after he nearly joined the Boston Celtics.

Candace Buckner/Indianapolis Star

Tags: David West, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Monta Ellis Opting Out, Interest Coming From Pacers, Heat

Jun 24, 2015 11:10 AM

Monta Ellis will become a free agent this offseason, declining his player option with the Dallas Mavericks.

The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat are among the teams interested in Ellis.

Ellis was last a free agent in 2013 when he found the market softer than expected after opting out while with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pacers, Frank Kaminsky Share Interest With Workout Set Sunday

Jun 13, 2015 12:39 AM

The Indiana Pacers will work out Frank Kaminsky and Myles Turner on Sunday, with other players including Corey Hawkins (UC Davis), Darrun Hilliard (Villanova), T.J. McConnell (Arizona) and D.J. Newbill (Penn State).

The Pacers have attempted to get Kaminsky into a workout for several weeks and they are one of three teams that the forward has targeted as a good fit, according to a source.

Kaminsky interviewed with the Pacers during the NBA draft combine.

"They kind of alluded to the fact that they want to get up and down more, get out and run a little bit more but at the same time under control," Kaminsky said after his meeting with the Pacers at the combine. "That's kind of how it was for me my last year in Wisconsin, so I think it'll be a good fit."

Candace Buckner/Indianapolis Star

Tags: Frank Kaminsky, Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NBA Draft Workouts

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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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Larry Bird Believes Willie Cauley-Stein Is A $100M Player
Willie Cauley-Stein met with Larry Bird and the Hall of Famer didn't hide how highly he rates him.

Candace Buckner/Indianapolis Star

Divac, Noel, Bird Among On-Stage Participants For Lottery
The NBA has released the list of on-stage participants for next week's draft lottery.

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Pacers, Mavs, Grizzlies, Lakers Win Draft Tiebreakers
The Pacers won a tiebreaker with the Utah Jazz to get the No. 11 seed in the lottery.

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Pacers Unlikely To Re-Sign C.J. Watson
C.J. Watson averaged 10 points in 57 games this season.

Candace Buckner/Indianapolis Star

Pacers To Play Smaller Next Season With Hibbert Having Diminished Role
The Pacers plan on playing faster on offense next season to contend with smaller and versatile lineups of opponents.

Candace Buckner/Indianapolis Star

Paul George Injures Left Calf
Paul George had to be carried off the court by teammates midway through the fourth quarter.


Paul George Returning On Sunday Against Heat
Paul George sustained a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula on August 1st.

Candace Buckner/Indianapolis Star

Lance Stephenson Doesn't Regret Leaving Pacers For Hornets
Lance Stephenson has averaged 8.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists this season compared to 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists last season.

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Hibbert: Paul George Looks Like His Old Awesome Self In Practice
Paul George has been impressive in practice as he works his way back from a broken leg.

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Bird Believes Paul George Returning This Season Good For Mental State
Larry Bird expects Paul George to play this season and he believes it would be good for his mental state as he comes back from a horrific injury.

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Paul George Won't Return Saturday
Paul George is nearing his return, but he won't play on Saturday as the Pacers look to end a four-game losing streak.

Candace Buckner/Indianapolis Star

Paul George To Return Within Week, As Soon As Saturday
Paul George has been out since the summer when he broke his leg in a Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Paul George Unsure On Return Due To Pacers' Recent Play
Paul George wants to return to the Pacers this season from his injury but is unsure due to the team's recent strong play.

Matthew Glenesk/Indianapolis Star

Rodney Stuckey Has Strong Interest To Re-Sign With Pacers
Rodney Stuckey has averaged 13.1 points this season for the Pacers under a minimum salary.

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Paul George Participates In First Full Practice, Return Date Unclear
Paul George participated in his first full practice this season with the Pacers on Thursday.

Candace Buckner/Indianapolis Star

Nets, Jazz, Pacers, Pistons Interested In Reggie Jackson
Reggie Jackson will be a restricted free agent in the offseason after he rejected a four-year, $48 million offer from the Thunder.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Ty Lawson Won't Be Traded By Nuggets At Deadline
The Nuggets were never actually interested in any Ty Lawson for George Hill swap.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Reggie Jackson Requests Trade From Thunder
Reggie Jackson has averaged 12.4 points, 4.2 assists and four rebounds for the Thunder this season.

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