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Pacers Sign Trey McKinney-Jones To 10-Day Contract

Feb 20, 2018 1:27 PM

The Indiana Pacers are signing Trey McKinney-Jones to a 10-day contract.

McKinney-Jones is averaging 11.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 26.8 minutes per game this season in the G League.

McKinney-Jones went undrafted out of Miami in 2013 and has mostly played in the G League.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion

Feb 7, 2018 10:47 AM

The New York Knicks remain the NBA's most valuable franchise for the third straight season, according to Forbes' annual report.

The Knicks are valued at $3.6 billion, which is an increase of nine percent from 2017.

The Los Angeles Lakers rank second at $3.3 billion, an increase of 10 percent.

The Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics round out the top-5.

The average NBA franchise is now worth a record $1.65 billion, up 22% over last year, and more than triple the figure of five years ago. 

Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

“Investor interest in the NBA is enormous right now,” said Forbes’ senior editor Kurt Badenhausen, “thanks to the league’s strong current economic environment, as well as the international growth prospects, which are the best of any major U.S. sports league.”

1. Knicks: $3.6 billion (+9%)
2. Lakers: $3.3 billion (+10%)
3. Warriors: $3.1 billion (+19%)
4. Bulls: $2.6 billion (+4%)
5. Celtics: $2.5 billion (+14%)
6. Nets: $2.3 billion (+28%)
7. Rockets: $2.2 billion (+33%)
8. Clippers: $2.15 billion (+7%)
9. Mavericks: $1.9 billion (+31%)
10. Heat: $1.7 billion (+26%)
11. Spurs: $1.55 billion (+32%)
12. Raptors: $1.4 billion (+24%)
13. Kings: $1.375 billion (+28%)
14. Wizards: $1.35 billion (+35%)
15. Cavaliers: $1.325 billion (+10%)
16. Blazers: $1.3 billion (+24%)
17. Suns: $1.28 billion (+16%)
18. Thunder: $1.25 billion (+22%)
19. Magic: $1.225 billion (+33%)
20. Jazz: $1.2 billion (+32%)
21. 76ers: $1.18 billion (+48%)
22. Pacers: $1.175 billion (+34%)
23. Hawks: $1.15 billion (+30%)
24. Nuggets: $1.125 billion (+26%)
25. Pistons: $1.1 billion (+22%)
26. Bucks: $1.075 billion (+37%)
27. Wolves: $1.06 billion (+38%)
28. Hornets: $1.05 billion (+35%)
29. Grizzlies: $1.025 billion (+30%)
30. Pelicans: $1 billion (+33%)


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Darren Collison Out 2-3 Weeks With Knee Surgery

Feb 5, 2018 5:32 PM

Darren Collison will undergo left knee arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday. 

Collison is expected to return in two to three weeks.

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Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo, Dennis Smith Jr. Commit To Dunk Contest

Jan 24, 2018 7:10 AM

Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo and Dennis Smith Jr. have committed to participating in the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest.

Larry Nance Jr. is a strong candidate to be the fourth contestant.

The NBA will announce the participants next week.

Donovan Mitchell is one player who had gained momentum for the contest this season but it appears he will not receive an invite.

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA All-Star

Pacers To Sign Ben Moore To Two-Way Contract

Jan 12, 2018 10:08 AM

The Indiana Pacers will sign Ben Moore to a two-way contract.

Moore had been playing in the G-League with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Moore is averaging 11.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 28.1 minutes per game.

Moore played for the Pacers in Summer League.

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Pacers Waive Damien Wilkins

Jan 7, 2018 6:45 PM

The Indiana Pacers have requested waivers on forward Damien Wilkins.

Wilkins played in 19 games, starting one, and averaged 1.7 points per game.

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Pacers Believed Brian Shaw Tampered With Paul George

Jan 3, 2018 3:20 PM

The NBA found no evidence of tampering by the Los Angeles Lakers to Paul George as it relates to Brian Shaw.

The league investigated their relationship over the summer.

Paul George publicly denied there were any elements of tampering by Shaw while revealing that the Pacers believed there was.

Shaw was associated head coach of the Pacers in 11-12 and 12-13 before joining the Denver Nuggets as head coach. Shaw was hired as associate head coach of the Lakers under Luke Walton in 2016.

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Tags: Paul George, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA

Kyrie Irving Believed LeBron James' Camp Orchestrated Initial Trade Talks

Jan 3, 2018 9:16 AM

Kyrie Irving came to believe the camp of LeBron James orchestrated trade talks involving him last June shortly before the departure of David Griffin.

The Cavaliers explored a three-way trade with the Suns and Pacers that would have seen Irving and Channing Frye to to the Suns with Eric Bledsoe and Paul George going to Cleveland. The Suns resisted the scenario over the No. 4 pick. Phoenix used that pick on Josh Jackson.

Team and league sources refute the notion that James' camp initiated the talks as it was Griffin that pursued the deal on his own. Griffin sensed the unhappiness of Irving and was preparing for the possibility that he would request a trade.

Irving remained silent about how the Cavaliers explored trading him when his trade request became public.

"I didn't feel the need to say anything because I knew the truth, and so did they," Irving said. "So it didn't matter what others said. They didn't want me there."

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Tags: Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Paul George: I Would Have Loved Trade To My Home City

Jan 2, 2018 2:36 PM

Paul George was asked whether he had any regrets about his wish to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers be reported before he was dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder by the Indiana Pacers.

"No regrets at all. All was said was a destination I would love to go," said George. "There wasn’t a ‘Hey, gunpoint to the head, send me here.’ I just stated it was somewhere I wanted to go play. You ask 80, 70 percent of guys in the league if they would love to go back home and play for their city, play for their home. That’s all I stated that I would have loved to go back home and played for my city. No regrets. No regrets at all. I thought this trade that went down was a win-win for both sides and I’m happy for both of them.”

George will be a free agent this offseason and continues to be linked to the Lakers.

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Pacers Convert Alex Poythress To Standard Contract

Dec 28, 2017 1:41 PM

The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they have signed forward Alex Poythress to a standard NBA contract. 

Poythress has been a two-way player this season, splitting time between the Pacers and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the G League. Poythress will no longer be a two-way player. He has appeared in 11 games for the Pacers this season.

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Paul George: Pacers' Success Provides Closure
Victor Oladipo has become an All-Star candidate with the Pacers.

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Indiana To Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game
Indianapolis last hosted the All-Star Game in 1985 when it was held in the Hoosier Dome.

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Victor Oladipo, Kevin Durant Named NBA's Players Of The Week
Victor Oladipo led the Pacers to four straight wins last week, averaging 30.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.8 steals.

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Victor Oladipo: Criticism Of Pacers For Paul George Trade Bothers Me
Victor Oladipo was traded during the month of June during each of the past two years.

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Cavs Rejected Pacers' Offer Of Paul George For Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving requested a trade approximately eight days after Paul George was traded to the Thunder.

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Victor Oladipo, DeMarcus Cousins Named NBA's Players Of The Week
Victor Oladipo and DeMarcus Cousins have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

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Pacers Waive Jarrod Uthoff
Jarrod Uthoff went undrafted in 2016 out of Iowa and played nine games last season with the Mavericks.

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Glenn Robinson III Out Two Months With Ankle Surgery
Glenn Robinson's timetable for return has been extended by two to four weeks due to the surgery.

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Glenn Robinson III Expected To Miss Two Months With Ankle Injury
Glenn Robinson III suffered the injury in a practice scrimmage, crumbling to the floor after a drive to the basket.

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Jarrod Uthoff Agrees To Deal With Pacers
Jarrod Uthoff passed on EuroLeague offers as well as offers from three other NBA teams.

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

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Pacers Sign DeQuan Jones, Trey McKinney-Jones
DeQuan Jones and Trey McKinney-Jones were undrafted in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

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NBA Exec: Tampering Rules Archaic, Difficult To Enforce
The general consensus is tampering is common but the league is virtually powerless to stop it.

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Pacers Sign Alex Poythress To Two-Way Contract
Alex Poythress spent the majority of the 16-17 season with Fort Wayne.

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Pacers File Tampering Charges Against Lakers On Paul George
The NBA is investigating the charges but no wrongdoing has been found to date.

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RealGM Radio: Central Division With Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman
Host Danny Leroux, Nate Duncan of the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast and Dan Feldman of NBC's Pro Basketball Talk go in-depth on the NBA’s Central Division.

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Pacers Sign Damien Wilkins, Ben Moore
Ben Moore is a 6-8 rookie forward who played at SMU.

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Pacers Waive Kevin Seraphin
The Pacers signed Kevin Seraphin to a two-year, $3.6 million deal.

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Cavs' Paul George Trade Fell Apart On Pick Protections
The Pacers were willing to trade Paul George for Kyrie Irving straight-up, but the Cavaliers declined the offer several times.

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Dan Gilbert Believes Pacers Could Have Made Better Paul George Trade
The Cavaliers thought they had a deal in place to acquire George in a trade that would have sent Kevin Love to the Nuggets, and Gary Harris as the centerpiece to the Pacers.

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