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Nate McMillan, Mike D'Antoni Named Coaches Of The Month For December

Jan 2, 2019 3:19 PM

Nate McMillan and Mike D'Antoni have been named the NBA's Coaches of the Month for December.

The Rockets were 11-4 in December, winning 10 of their final 11 games. Houston won a season-high tying five straight games to close out the year, despite being without Chris Paul. The Rockets were 5-0 in December against teams that have 20-plus wins on the season.

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Kings-Pacers To Play Two 2019 Preseason Games In India

Dec 20, 2018 9:34 AM

The NBA announced that the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings will play in two preseason games in Mumbai in 2019, marking the first games the NBA has played in India and the first games staged in the country by a North American sports league.

The NBA India Games 2019 will take place Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 at the NSCI Dome.

The announcement was made by NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum and NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colaco in Mumbai.

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Thaddeus Young, James Harden Named NBA Players Of The Week

Dec 17, 2018 3:39 PM

Thaddeus Young and James Harden have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Young averaged 18.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game as the Pacers went 4-0.

Harden averaged 37.0 points, 8.3 assists and 7.7 rebounds per game as the Rockets went 3-0.

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Pacers Hire Kelly Krauskopf As Assistant General Manager

Dec 17, 2018 9:41 AM

The Indiana Pacers have hired Kelly Krauskopf as assistant general manager.

Krauskopf will work with the Pacers' basketball operations staff, including president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard, general manager Chad Buchanan and assistant GM Peter Dinwiddie.

Krauskopf is the first female assistant general manager in NBA history.

Krauskopf had been president and general manager of the WNBA's Indiana Fever for 17 years.

A growing number of women have landed front-office roles in the NBA, including Becky Bonner (Orlando), Amanda Green (Oklahoma City), Teresa Resch (Toronto), Michelle Leftwich (Atlanta), Ariana Andonian (Houston) and Natalie Jay (Brooklyn).

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Pacers Interested In Trading Darren Collison Or Cory Joseph

Dec 12, 2018 9:11 AM

The Indiana Pacers are believed to have interest in trading one of their two veteran point guards.

Darren Collison and Cory Joseph roughly split minutes at point guard.

But the Pacers are high on rookie Aaron Holiday, who they would like to create more minutes for.

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Victor Oladipo Out Indefinitely With Sore Right Knee

Nov 30, 2018 4:55 PM

Victor Oladipo will be out indefinitely as he continues to deal with a sore right knee.

In 16 games this season, Oladipo has averaged 21.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.

Oladipo last played on Nov. 17.

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Pacers Waive Ben Moore

Nov 3, 2018 1:40 PM

The Indiana Pacers have waived forward Ben Moore.

Moore appeared in two games with the Pacers last season.

In addition, the Pacers have recalled center Ike Anigbogu from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, their affiliate in the NBA G League.

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Tyreke Evans Suspended By Pacers For Violation Of Team Rules

Oct 26, 2018 10:36 PM

The Indiana Pacers announced Friday that Tyreke Evans will miss Saturday night’s game at Cleveland due to a violation of team rules.

“I was late for practice,” said Evans. “This is the most professional and team-oriented organization I have been with in my career. They deserve my best every day and I am disappointed in myself for causing a distraction that prevents me from being able to help my team tomorrow. I will do better.”

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Davon Reed To Sign Two-Way Deal With Pacers

Oct 18, 2018 3:37 PM

Davon Reed will sign a two-way contract with the Indiana Pacers after he clears waivers.

The Phoenix Suns waived Reed before the start of the season.

Reed was the 32nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Paul George Would Have Signed With Lakers If Not For Thunder Trade

Oct 18, 2018 11:03 AM

Paul George revealed he would have signed with the Los Angeles Lakers had he never been traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Bit George said he fell in love with the Thunder and playing with Russell Westbrook. George re-signed with the Thunder on a four-year, $137 million contract.

"It was 50-50 on deciding whether I wanted to come back home or if it was smarter to be in the situation I am in now," George told The Undefeated. "But it wasn't overstated. I wanted to play in L.A. That is where I wanted to go. Had that trade never went down, had I played one more year in Indy, I would have been in a Lakers uniform."

The Lakers hoped to meet with George in free agency, but he instead quickly re-signed with the Thunder.

George said he spoke with LeBron James about his possible future plans before his trade to the Thunder, but they never had a similar conversation afterward.

"Going toward the summer and going toward free agency, I kind of had my mind made up talking with the team, talking with Russ and talking with the front-office," George said. "I kind of felt good where we were at. Last [season], I didn't get a chance to start with this team fresh. I got traded late. So, I picked up things late with the team. I wanted to get to it right away this time and start creating early."

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Myles Turner, Pacers Agree To Four-Year, $80M Deal
Myles Turner was the 11th overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft out of Texas.

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Pacers Waive Omari Johnson, Elijah Stewart
Omari Johnson played in four games for Memphis last season.

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USA Basketball Appoints Steve Kerr, Nate McMillan, Jay Wright As Assistant Coaches
Gregg Popovich has selected his assistant coaches for the 2019 World Cup and 2020 Olympics.

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Pacers Exercise 19-20 Options On Domantas Sabonis, TJ Leaf
The Pacers have exercised their options for 19-20 on Domantas Sabonis and TJ Leaf.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

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Ben Moore Signs Partially Guaranteed Deal With Pacers
Ben Moore played two games with the Pacers last season and 43 games with Fort Wayne in the G League.

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Pacers Sign Nate McMillan To Contract Extension
Nate McMillan will enter his third season as Pacers' head coach.

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RealGM Radio: Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman On The Central Division
Host Danny Leroux, Nate Duncan of the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast and Dan Feldman of Pro Basketball Talk break down the Central Division.

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Pacers Sign C.J. Wilcox To Two-Way Contract
C.J. Wilcox averaged 10.4 points per game while shooting 45.1 percent from the field for the Santa Cruz Warriors.

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Nate McMillan Agrees To Extension With Pacers Through 20-21
Nate McMillan would have entered the final season of his original three-year deal.

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Pacers Had 'Qualms' Offering Supermax To Paul George Had He Qualified In 2017
Paul George didn't make an All-NBA team in 2017 and didn't qualify for a supermax.

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Jahlil Okafor Linked With Heat, Pacers, Bulls
Jahlil Okafor worked out for four teams last Wednesday in Las Vegas.

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Pacers Sign Alize Johnson To Fully Guaranteed Deal For 18-19
The Pacers selected Alize Johnson with the 50th overall pick in the second roun.

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Elijah Stewart Agrees To Training Camp Deal With Pacers
Elijah Stewart went undrafted out of USC.

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Kyle O'Quinn Agrees To One-Year, $4.5M Deal With Pacers
Kyle O'Quinn opted out of his contract with the Knicks worth $4.2 million.

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Paul George: I Wanted To Come To Lakers A Year Ago But They Didn't Trade For Me
Paul George agreed to join with the Thunder at the start of free agency and didn't take a meeting with the Lakers.


Pacers Agrees Upon One-Year, $12M Deal With Tyreke Evans
Tyreke Evans spent last season with the Grizzlies.

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Lance Stephenson Agrees To Sign With Lakers On One-Year, $4.5M Deal
Lance Stepenson and LeBron James have battled in many playoff series over the years.

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Glenn Robinson III Agrees Upon Two-Year, $8.3M Deal With Pistons
The Pistons will have a team option on the second season of Glenn Robinson's deal.

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Doug McDermott Agrees Upon Three-Year, $22M Deal With Pacers
The Mavericks rescinded their qualifying offer to Doug McDermott to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent.

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