Indiana Pacers Wiretap

Pacers On Market For Big Wing

Dec 9, 2023 10:57 AM

Ahead of the Indiana Pacers semifinal game in the In-Season Tournament, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the team is thinking bigger than just the inaugural cup win. The Pacers are reportedly looking to add a "big, athletic, two-way wing" on the trade market.

According to Wojnarowski, Indiana is willing to give up draft picks and young talent to get such a player, because they believe they can keep that player long-term. Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby were again mentioned as potential targets for the Pacers, as they have been for nearly a year now.

Following the Pacers success in the In-Season Tournament, Tyrese Haliburton made it clear that he was recruiting other stars to join him in Indiana. Haliburton believes that the Pacers can build a contender with the right talent on the team.

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Tyrese Haliburton Using In-Season Tournament And Season To Recruit Star Players To Pacers

Dec 8, 2023 1:49 AM

Tyrese Haliburton's "mission" is to use the Indiana Pacers' success in the In-Season Tournament and the regular season to recruit star players to the team, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

"This is a team with salary cap space and draft picks. And [Haliburton] knows that his team president Kevin Pritchard has been really aggressive in the last year trying to chase players like Pascal Siakam, OG Anunoby in Toronto, offering big trade packages for players who could become free agents in the near future.

"And what changes the equation for the Pacers now is that they know they have a Pied Piper in Tyrese Haliburton that guys are going to want to play with. And as Haliburton said to me, 'I'm going to get you shots, I'm going to make life easy for you, and we are going to win.'

"And that is really Haliburton's mission right now, to use this tournament, to use this season to start making the case to star players around the league, 'Come play with me in Indiana,'" said Wojnarowski.

Haliburton had 27 points and 15 assists in leading the Pacers to the final of the In-Season Tournament against the Lakers. 

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Pacers-Bucks In-Season Tournament Semifinal Game Has $20 Get-In Price

Dec 7, 2023 11:22 AM

The NBA is hosting its first In-Season Tournament semifinals and finals in Las Vegas with the games played on a neutral court at T-Mobile Arena.

The get-in price for the 2:00 PM local time game between the Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks is $20 as of 8:00 AM local time, according to Vivid Seats

The evening game between the Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans, which begins at 6:00 PM PST has a get-in price of $71.

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Tyrese Haliburton Expected To Be Out Saturday Due To Illness

Dec 2, 2023 4:08 PM

Tyrese Haliburton is expected to miss the Indiana Pacers' game on Saturday night against the Miami Heat due to an illness.

The Pacers will play the Celtics on Monday in the East knockout round of the In-Season Tournament.

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Steven Rales Buys 15 Percent Stake In Pacers At $3.47 Billion Valuation

Nov 30, 2023 9:58 PM

Steven Rales has agreed to buy a 15 percent stake in the Indiana Pacers at a valuation of $3.47 billion. 

Rales had already owned five percent of the Pacers, which brings his total stake in the franchise to 20 percent.

The deal includes a possible path to control for Rales should the Simon family ever choose to sell, according to two of the people. That could be the standard “right of first refusal” if the owners ever want to sell, or a “right of first offer,” which gives the buyer an exclusive window to secure a deal before a wider sale process is launched.

The Simon family purchased the Pacers in 1983 for $11 million. 

Rales and his brother are co-founders of Danaher, which has grown via acquisition into a wide-ranging science and technology manufacturing firm. 

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Bucks-Knicks, Pacers-Celtics To Play In East Knockout Round Of In-Season Tournament

Nov 28, 2023 10:19 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks are the No. 1 seed in the knockout round of the In-Season Tournament in the Eastern Conference and will play the New York Knicks. The Bucks were the East Group B winner, while the Knicks advanced out of East Group B as the wild card.

The Indiana Pacers will host the Boston Celtics in the other knockout round game in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers won East Group A, while the Celtics won East Group C.

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Daniel Theis Gave Up $2.2M In Buyout, Pacers Can Create Up To $9.7M In Cap Space

Nov 16, 2023 1:53 PM

Daniel Theis gave up nearly $2.2 million in his buyout with the Indiana Pacers, a source told Keith Smith of Spotrac.

The amount is the same as what Theis will sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once he clears waivers.

The Pacers can now create up to $9.7 million in cap space this season.

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Daniel Theis Agrees To Buyout With Pacers, Plans To Sign With Clippers

Nov 15, 2023 1:25 PM

Daniel Theis has agreed to a contract buyout with the Indiana Pacers and plans to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Clippers recently lost Mason Plumlee to a sprained MCL and isn't expected to return for several weeks.

Theis had $7.8 million remaining on his $9.1 million this season.

Theis is represented by Aaron Mintz and Steven Heumann of CAA. Mintz also represents Paul George.

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Jalen Smith Taken To Hospital With Head Injury

Nov 15, 2023 12:54 AM

Jalen Smith was taken to the hospital after suffering a head injury during the Indiana Pacers' 132-126 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Smith was knocked down in a collision during the second quarter. The Pacers announced that Smith was taken to the hospital "out of an abundance of caution."

The team did not have any further updates on Smith's condition following the game.

The Pacers next play on Sunday against the Magic. 


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Clippers Interested In Trading For Daniel Theis

Nov 9, 2023 2:15 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have interest in trading for Daniel Theis of the Indiana Pacers.

The Pacers are open to a trade of Theis, but are in no rush to move forward on a deal.

The Clippers have a need at center with Mason Plumlee out for multiple months.

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Tyrese Haliburton, Anthony Edwards Want To Play In Olympics

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Rick Carlisle, Pacers Agree To Multi-Year Extension

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Aaron Nesmith, Pacers Agree To Three-Year, $33M Extension

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Calvin Booth On Bruce Brown Leaving Denver: Be Careful What You Wish For

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Pacers Exercise 24-25 Options For Isaiah Jackson, Bennedict Mathurin

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Pacers Waive Jordan Bell, Elfrid Payton

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Pacers Sign Jordan Bell; Waive Pedro Bradshaw, Craig Sword

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Suns Interested In Trading For TJ McConnell

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Pacers Sign Pedro Bradshaw, Craig Sword

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Buddy Hield Open To Trade, No Deal Imminent

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Pacers To Sign Jordan Bell To Sign Exhibit 10 Contract

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2023-24)

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Mavs, Sixers, Bucks Have Registered Interest In Buddy Hield

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Pacers Begin Trade Talks On Buddy Hield

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RealGM Radio: Caitlin Cooper, Dan Feldman On The Central Division (Sep 2023)

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Darius McGhee, Pacers Agree To Exhibit 10 Deal

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Kendall Brown, Pacers Sign Two-Way Deal

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Suns Remain Interested In Trading For T.J. McConnell

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Kings Never Offered Tyrese Haliburton To Sixers For Ben Simmons

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Jarace Walker Undergoes Procedure On Elbow

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