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Kevin Pritchard Wants To Know If Paul George Fits Pacers Before Pursuing Him In Free Agency

May 9, 2018 1:07 PM

Kevin Pritchard was asked whether the Indiana Pacers might pursue Paul George in free agency.

"I would want to know first if he would fit us," Pritchard said. "We're different now, Dan. One of the things we're about, we don't care about big names, we don't care about big personalities, we don't care about big brands. What we care about is being humble...

"Anybody that fits in that, yeah we're interested...But if they don't fit in that, I'm not interested."

The Pacers could have max cap space to sign George.

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Tags: Paul George, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cory Joseph Exercises $7.95M Player Option With Pacers

May 2, 2018 10:31 AM

Cory Joseph has exercised his player option for the 18-19 season with the Indiana Pacers worth $7.95 million.

Joseph was traded by the Raptors to the Pacers last offseason for C.J. Miles.

Joseph averaged 7.9 points, 3.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 82 games.

Joseph signed a four-year, $30 million deal with Toronto in 2015.

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NBA Playoffs Snapshots (Apr. 18): Cavs/Pacers, Jazz/Thunder, Rockets/Wolves

Apr 19, 2018 10:44 AM

What happened in three snapshots in the NBA Playoffs on Wednesday, April 18.

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Playoffs, Infographic

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NBA Playoffs: First Round Efficiency Capsules

Apr 13, 2018 1:29 PM

The following graphics show the Net Rating, Offensive Rating and Defensive Rating rankings for all 16 teams in the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Philadelphia Sixers, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Playoffs

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Victor Oladipo, Damian Lillard Named Players Of The Week

Apr 2, 2018 3:44 PM

Damian Lillard has been named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from March 26 to April 1. Victor Oladipo won the award in the Eastern Conference.

Lillard had the highest scoring average in the NBA for the week, averaging 28.3 points (46.9% FG, 25.9% 3-PT, 94.7% FT) to go with 6.3 rebounds and 8.7 assists. He was fourth in the Western Conference in total assists (26) for the week and tied for sixth in free throws made (18).

Oladipo averaged 26.0 points and 6.7 assists as Pacers went 3-0.

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Tags: Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Award

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Pacers To Sign Trevor Booker

Feb 28, 2018 2:34 PM

The Indiana Pacers will sign Trevor Booker on a minimum deal for the remainder of the season once he clears waivers.

Booker was waived by the 76ers to create a roster spot for Ersan Ilyasova.

Booker was traded by the Nets to the 76ers in November.

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Tags: Trevor Booker, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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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Tags: Trey McKinney Jones, Indiana Pacers, Fort Wayne Mad Ants, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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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

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Pacers To Sign Ben Moore To Two-Way Contract
Ben Moore had been playing in the G-League with the Mad Ants.

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Pacers Waive Damien Wilkins
Damien Wilkins played in 19 games for the Pacers.

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Pacers Believed Brian Shaw Tampered With Paul George
The NBA found no evidence of tampering by the Lakers to Paul George as it relates to Brian Shaw.

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Kyrie Irving Believed LeBron James' Camp Orchestrated Initial Trade Talks
The Cavaliers could have acquired Paul George and Eric Bledsoe if the Suns were willing to part with the pick that became Josh Jackson.

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Paul George: I Would Have Loved Trade To My Home City
Paul George was asked if he regretted reports tying him to the Lakers.

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Pacers Convert Alex Poythress To Standard Contract
Alex Poythress will no longer be a two-way player.

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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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