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Alex Poythress Agrees Upon Partially Guaranteed Deal With Pacers

Aug 12, 2016 5:37 PM

Alex Poythress has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Indiana Pacers.

Poythress will likely spend the season with the Pacers’ NBA Development League affiliate in Fort Wayne.

An athletic small forward who can guard his position well, Poythress played for the Orlando Magic during summer league in July.

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Larry Bird Want Pacers To Score 105 Points Per Game

Aug 9, 2016 6:47 PM

Larry Bird again wants the Indiana Pacers to play at a faster pace this season.

Bird and the Pacers hired Nate McMillan, who has historically coached slower paced teams.

"We want a style where we can score," Bird said. "I'd like to score 105 points a game or maybe 106, but still defend the way we have.

"Nate's got over 900 games that he's coached in the NBA and he's got a style...I think he’s going to do an excellent job for us."

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Paul George Glad Pacers Not Wasting His Prime Years

Jul 29, 2016 1:49 PM

Paul George acknowledged he needs to be the Indiana Pacers' leader as they continue to evolve their roster and playing style.

“I think I’m still young,” George said before his practice with the U.S. men’s Olympic team. “I can carry a team, I feel.”

The Pacers have been aggressive this offseason, acquiring Jeff Teague, Thaddeus Young and Al Jefferson.

“I’m glad he’s not letting me waste years,” he said of Bird. “I think Larry (Bird) and (the rest of the front office) have expressed how bad they want to get back to (the Eastern Conference finals) by these moves this offseason. I’m looking forward to getting us back there. He’s putting talent around me to help me get to what we all want to get accomplish, and that’s a championship.”

George is ready for the next challenge in his career.

“I’ve been molded all the way up to this point with having great veterans and great guys around me,” he said. “Now, it’s my solo opportunity of really being the leader and really being the locker room voice. I’m really looking forward to it; this is my chance and I’m going to make the heck out of it.

“Like I always say, it’s on me now.”

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Aaron Brooks, Pacers Agree Upon One-Year, $2.5M Deal

Jul 18, 2016 2:53 PM

Aaron Brooks has agreed upon a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Indiana Pacers.

Brooks played for the Chicago Bulls over the past two seasons.

Brooks averaged 7.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 16.1 minutes per game in 15-16 for the Bulls.

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Pacers Acquire Jeremy Evans From Mavericks

Jul 6, 2016 1:12 PM

The Indiana Pacers have agreed to acquire Jeremy Evans and cash considerations from the Dallas Mavericks.

Evans gives the Pacers an additional bench option on the wing.

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Lance Stephenson, Pacers Discussing Multi-Year Deal

Jul 4, 2016 10:09 PM

Lance Stephenson and the Indiana Pacers are discussing a multi-year deal.

Stephenson is an unrestricted free agent after the Memphis Grizzlies declined their team option. Stephenson signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets in 2014 and was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in 2015. The Grizzlies acquired Stephenson at the trade deadline from the Clippers for a future first round pick.

“That’s home for him,” the source said of what Indianapolis means to Stephenson. “He absolutely loves the town and the organization.”

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Ian Mahinmi, Wizards Agree Upon Four-Year, $64M Deal

Jul 2, 2016 8:15 PM

The Washington Wizards have agreed to sign Ian Mahinmi to a four-year, $64 million deal.

Washington was also in on a pursuit of Al Horford and shifted to Mahinmi as soon as he agreed to sign with the Boston Celtics.

Mahinmi had a career season in his final year with the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers previously signed Al Jefferson this offseason while also trading for Thaddeus Young.

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Pacers, Kings Discuss Rudy Gay Trade

Jul 2, 2016 6:42 PM

The Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings have recently held discussions centered on a Rudy Gay trade.

Sacramento still has interest in Monta Ellis, who the team targeted in free agency last offseason. Indiana would prefer to trade away Rodney Stuckey in a deal for Gay.

The Kings traded for Gay in December of 2013 and then extended him on a new deal.

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Wizards, Spurs, Wolves, Hornets, Blazers, Mavs, Magic In Mix For Ian Mahinmi

Jul 1, 2016 9:12 PM

Ian Mahinmi will not return to the Indiana Pacers after they've acquired Thaddeus Young via trade and signed Al Jefferson.

Mahinmi had a breakout season for the Pacers and is receiving interest from the Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves, Charlotte Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic.

Mahinmi will turn 30 at the start of the upcoming season.

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Spurs, Nets, Bulls Interested In Jordan Hill

Jul 1, 2016 9:07 PM

The San Antonio Spurs, Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls have expressed interest in Jordan Hill.

Hill spent last season with the Indiana Pacers after three seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Hill turns 29 later this summer.

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Solomon Hill Agrees To Four-Year, $52M Deal With Pelicans
The Pacers declined their fourth-year option on Solomon Hill in what has become a controversial decision.

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Al Jefferson Agrees To Three-Year, $30M Deal With Pacers
Al Jefferson signed a three-year, $41 million deal with the Hornets.

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Pacers Talked Rudy Gay Deal With Kings Before Acquiring Thad Young
The Kings' asking price for Rudy Gay was too high for the Pacers and they pivoted towards Thaddeus Young.

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Pacers Acquire Thaddeus Young From Nets For 20th Overall Pick
The Nets have traded Thaddeus Young to the Pacers for the 20th overall pick and a future second rounder.

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Paul George Accepts Invitation To Play In Olympics
Jerry Colangelo promised Paul George an Olympic roster spot after he suffered his injury in August of 2014.

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Pacers Acquire Jeff Teague In Three-Team Trade
Jeff Teague will play for his hometown Pacers.

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Dunc'd On: OKC/GSW Game 5, Pacers Offseason
Golden State survives to a Game 6. What defensive adjustments made it possible, and what are their chances against the Thunder on the road? Mike D'Antoni and David Fizdale are hired in Houston and Memphis, respectively.

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Frank Vogel Denies 'Begging' Larry Bird To Remain With Pacers
Frank Vogel said he and Larry Bird shared the same philosophy on how they wanted the Pacers to play.

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Nate McMillan Ranks 92nd Out Of 95 NBA Coaches Since 2001 In Pace
Nate McMillan ranks 92nd out of 95 NBA coaches in terms of pace.

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Nate McMillan Named Head Coach Of Pacers
Nate McMillan has spent the last three seasons as Associate Head Coach for the Pacers under Frank Vogel.

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Pacers To Promote Nate McMillan To Head Coach
Nate McMillan had been an assistant coach for the Pacers under Frank Vogel.

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Jeff Hornacek, Nate McMillan, Brian Shaw Considered Candidates For Pacers
Larry Bird would like to see an improvement in the Pacers' offense.

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Pacers Part Ways With Frank Vogel
Frank Vogel became head coach of the Pacers in 2011.

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Frank Vogel's Contract With Pacers Set To Expire, No Discussion On Extension
Frank Vogel led the Pacers to consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearances in 2013 and 2014.

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Chase Budinger Waived By Pacers
Chase Budinger played in 49 games, averaging 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

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Myles Turner, Karl-Anthony Towns Named Rookies Of The Month
Myles Turner ranked third among East first-year players in scoring (13.4 ppg), rebounding (6.6 rpg) and minutes (29.8 mpg).

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Ty Lawson In Strong Talks On Deal With Pacers
Ty Lawson and the Pacers are in "strong discussions" on a possible deal.

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Pacers Offering George Hill To Hawks In Package For Jeff Teague
Jeff Teague is signed for just $8 million during the 16-17 season before becoming a free agent in 2017.

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Rodney Stuckey Out Two Weeks With Injured Foot
Rodney Stuckey has a sprain and bone bruise in his right foot.

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Paul George Fined $35,000 For Public Criticism Of Refs, Profanity
Paul George has received a fine of $35,000 for public criticism of officiating and for using profanity during a live television interview.

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