Indiana Pacers Wiretap

Pacers Sign James Johnson, Bennie Boatwright, David Stockton, Gabe York To Camp Deals

Sep 17, 2022 9:16 AM

The Indiana Pacers have completed their training camp roster by signing a foursome of players. James Johnson, Bennie Boatwright, David Stockton and Gabe York all signed what are expected to be non-guaranteed training camp deals with Indiana.

Johnson is a 13-year NBA veteran. He appeared in 62 games for the Brooklyn Nets last season. In 19.2 minutes per game, Johnson averaged 5.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Boatwright was briefly with the Pacers last preseason, but did not appear in a game. Boatwright then played for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League before injuring his knee and missing the remainder of the season. The 6-foot-10 forward was a four-year starter at USC and averaged 18.2 points per game as a senior in 2018-19.

Stockton has appeared in six NBA games over two seasons with the Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz. Last season, in 14 G League games with the Memphis Hustle, the 31-year-old point guard averaged 11.2 points and 4.2 assists per game.

York finished last season on a Two-Way contract with the Pacers. The combo guard appeared in two NBA games with Indiana. In 34 games with the Mad Ants of the G League, York averaged 21.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 2.5 steals per game.

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Pacers Sign Kendall Brown To Two-Way Contract

Sep 17, 2022 9:01 AM

The Indiana Pacers have signed Kendall Brown to a Two-Way contract. Brown was drafted with the 18th pick of the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves before his rights were traded to Indiana.

In his lone season at Baylor, Brown started in all 34 games for the Bears. The 6-foot-8 wing averaged 9.7 points and 4.9 rebounds in 27 minutes per game.



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RealGM Radio: Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman On The Central Division (Aug 2022)

Aug 30, 2022 11:36 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Nate Duncan of the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast (@NateDuncanNBA) and Dan Feldman (@DanFeldmanNBA) break down the NBA’s Central Division.

They discuss how the Bucks, Bulls, Cavs, Pacers and Pistons fared in the off-season and predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Tags: Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, RealGM Radio

Dennis Schroder, Daniel Theis Out For Germany In World Cup Qualifier

Aug 21, 2022 9:29 AM

The German National Team will take a break from EuroBasket preparation to play in World Cup qualifying this week. Unfortunately, Germany will be without two of their stars in the qualifying process.

Dennis Schroder will miss the World Cup qualifying due to an ankle injury Schroder will remain in Germany to receive treatment in hopes he'll be ready to play in EuroBasket.

Daniel Theis will also miss the qualifying. Theis is also expected to miss EuroBasket, but no final decision has been made on Theis' availability for that tournament.

Schroder is a free agent, after his contract expired with the Houston Rockets. Theis is now a member of the Indiana Pacers, after he was traded from the Boston Celtics this summer.

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Pacers See Tyrese Haliburton As Their Next Reggie Miller

Aug 20, 2022 9:51 AM

When Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton hears himself called "the face of the franchise" he still chuckles. But for the Pacers, that's how they see their young floor leader.

“We're gonna build our team around him,” Pacers GM Chad Buchanan told Basketball News. “We see him as hopefully being the next Reggie Miller. We had a Reggie Miller mural painted on a building in downtown Indianapolis, and I think our dream is that one day Tyrese will have (his own) up somewhere in downtown Indianapolis.”

Haliburton said he cried for nearly an hour when he was told about the trade sending him to Indiana from the Sacramento Kings. Then he connected with Pacers leadership who told him they planned to build the team around him, which helped him start to move forward.

Haliburton also said hearing from his peers around the NBA that they think the Kings made a mistake helped him move on from being traded. Haliburton added that he now feels at home, as he's a "Midwest kid", and the Pacers say their new star is “meshing together perfectly" with the Indiana community.

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Tags: Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Lakers, Pacers Have Engaged In Trade Talks For Buddy Hield, Myles Turner

Aug 18, 2022 8:53 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers have engaged in "on and off again" trade talks. Those talks have centered around guard Buddy Hield and big man Myles Turner. That continues to be part of the search for shooting and size for Los Angeles.

The Lakers have long-coveted Hield, including almost dealing for him prior to last season. Hield is a former Rob Pelinka client, and the Lakers GM has pursued him since taking over the LA front office.

Turner was a target of the Lakers earlier in the offseason, when the team was looking for frontcourt depth around Anthony Davis. Turner is entering the final season of his deal with Indiana. The Pacers are known to be open to dealing the stretch big, as they rebuild their roster around younger players.

The holdups towards a deal seem to be that Los Angeles would need to send Russell Westbrook and his expiring $47.1 million contract to Indiana. Also, at this point, the Lakers are unwilling to include both of their tradable future first round picks in 2027 and 2029 in a trade for Hield and Turner.

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Tags: Buddy Hield, Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Alize Johnson, Spurs Agree To One-Year, $2M Deal

Aug 16, 2022 9:40 PM

Alize Johnson has agreed to sign a one-year, $2 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

Johnson appeared in 23 games last season across the Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans and Washington Wizards.

Johnson was a second round pick in 2018 out of Missouri State by the Indiana Pacers.

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Pacers, Deividas Sirvydis Agree To Camp Deal

Aug 5, 2022 9:14 AM

The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a one-year deal with Deividas Sirvydis. It's expected that Sirvydis will go to camp with a chance to compete for a roster spot.

Sirvydis spent parts of the last two seasons with the Detroit Pistons. The 6-foot-8 wing has appeared in 23 NBA games over the last two seasons.

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Larry Bird No Longer Actively Involved With Pacers Front Office

Jul 26, 2022 9:39 AM

After working for the team for over two decades, Larry Bird no longer has an active role with the Indiana Pacers. Pacers front office executive Kevin Pritchard confirmed to the Fieldhouse Files that Bird is "not active", but "always available" if Pritchard or the Pacers need help.

Bird stepped down as the president of basketball operations for Indiana in 2017. He said at the time, “It’s a pretty decision for me, at my age and I feel healthy. I think everything came together. It’s just time to go. I really enjoyed it here. I love Indianapolis. I love living here.”

At the NBA's 75th Anniversary celebration during February's All-Star Weekend, Bird was notably absent. The Boston Celtics legend was just one of around 10 living players to not attend the ceremonies.

Bird seems to be enjoying his retirement, spending most of his time at his home in Naples, Florida. He has declined to do interviews in recent years, but did film a commercial for Capital One that aired during the 2022 NCAA Tournament.

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Pacers, Knicks, Jazz Have Talked Deals For Russell Westbrook, Draft Picks

Jul 25, 2022 8:49 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers are well-known to be open to moving Russell Westbrook in the right trade. The Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks and Utah Jazz are the most recent teams to have talked with the Lakers on a deal involving Westbrook.

Those three teams are all open to bringing on Westbrook, as long as Los Angeles attaches future first-round picks in any deal. Thus far, the Lakers have reportedly held off on including more than one first-round pick in any Westbrook trade.

Indiana has roughly $30 million in cap space, which makes acquiring Westbrook an easier task for them than most other teams. The Pacers and Lakers have been linked in recent trade talks involving Buddy Hield and Myles Turner potentially headed to Los Angeles.

New York would have to send matching salary, including that of likely one or two rotation players. With the Knicks engaged in trade talks for Donovan Mitchell, it's unclear how they would approach a Westbrook trade.

The Jazz could offer the Lakers a package of players, as they are kicking off a rebuild after trading Rudy Gobert and talking Mitchell deals. Utah can't aggregate any of the players they acquired in the Gobert deal just yet, but those restrictions will lift in advance of training camps opening.

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Pacers Seek Two First Round Picks From Lakers For Myles Turner, Buddy Hield

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Andrew Nembhard, Pacers Agree To Four-Year, $8.6M Contract

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Lakers, Pacers Reengage On Buddy Hield Trade

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Suns Told Deandre Ayton Throughout Free Agency They Planned To Keep Him

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Suns Match Four-Year, $133M Offer Sheet Deandre Ayton Signed With Pacers

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Suns Not Interested In Negotiating Deandre Ayton Sign-And-Trade, Expected To Match Offer Sheet

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Pacers Could Sign Deandre Ayton As Soon As Monday

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Lakers Have Recently Expressed Interest In Eric Gordon, Buddy Hield

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Raptors, Pacers Have Known Interest In Deandre Ayton

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TJ Warren, Nets Agree To One-Year Deal

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Jalen Smith, Pacers Agree To Two-Year Deal

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Celtics Acquire Malcom Brogdon From Pacers For Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith, First Rounder

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Pacers, Grizzlies Linked With Pursuit Of Miles Bridges

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Wizards Discuss Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope In Potential Deal For Malcolm Brogdon

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Pacers Seriously Talking Malcolm Brogdon, Myles Turner Trades

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Pacers In Trade Discussions For Malcom Brogdon, Myles Turner

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Pacers Hire Agent Happy Walters As Consultant

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Myles Turner Likely To Stay With Pacers

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Pistons, Pacers, Spurs Interested In Collin Sexton

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