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Cavs Rejected Pacers' Offer Of Paul George For Kyrie Irving

Nov 13, 2017 3:00 PM

During their trade discussions in June involving Paul George, the Indiana Pacers asked for Kyrie Irving on several occasions and the Cleveland Cavaliers told them he wasn't available.

Irving requested a trade approximately eight days after George was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Irving was ultimately dealt to the Boston Celtics.

Brian Windhorst offered the additional reporting details in response to a Frank Isola Tweet about how the Cavaliers attempted to trade Irving to the Pacers.

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Tags: Kyrie Irving, Paul George, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Victor Oladipo, DeMarcus Cousins Named NBA's Players Of The Week

Oct 30, 2017 3:21 PM

Victor Oladipo and DeMarcus Cousins have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 2 (Oct. 23-Oct.29).

Oladipo averaged 28.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.7 assists over three games last week. He shot 60.4 percent from the field, 60 percent from 3-point range, and 95 percent from the free throw line while leading the Pacers to a 2-1 record.

Cousins averaged 36.3 points on .544 shooting from the floor, 16.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.3 blocks.

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Pacers Waive Jarrod Uthoff

Oct 15, 2017 1:54 PM

The Indiana Pacers have waived forward Jarrod Uthoff. 

The Pacers roster now stands at 14 players; plus the team’s two players on two-way contracts, Alex Poythress and Edmond Sumner.

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

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Glenn Robinson III Out Two Months With Ankle Surgery

Oct 11, 2017 10:26 PM

Glenn Robinson III will undergo surgery on his left ankle and be out for approximately two months.

Robinson has been out for most of training camp and preseason due to the injury.

Robinson's timetable for return has been extended by two to four weeks due to the surgery.

The Indiana Pacers consider Robinson to be a critical part of their young core.

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Tags: Glenn Robinson, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Injury

Glenn Robinson III Expected To Miss Two Months With Ankle Injury

Sep 30, 2017 11:47 AM

Glenn Robinson III is expected to miss two months after suffering a severely sprained left ankle during practice on Friday.

Robinson suffered the injury in a practice scrimmage, crumbling to the floor after a drive to the basket.

Robinson averaged a career-high 6.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in 20 minutes a game last season. 

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Tags: Glenn Robinson, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Injury

Jarrod Uthoff Agrees To Deal With Pacers

Sep 21, 2017 9:50 PM

Jarrod Uthoff has agreed upon a one-year, partially guaranteed deal with the Indiana Pacers.

Uthoff shot 46 percent from beyond the arc in the G-league last year before being called up by the Dallas Mavericks.

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

Sep 21, 2017 12:43 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Bulls (2:38), Hawks (8:04), Nets (12:18), Knicks (16:42), Pacers (23:09), Magic (30:03), Pistons (37:10), 76ers (44:03), Hornets (57:50), Heat (1:03:04), Bucks (1:08:44), Wizards (1:22:04), Raptors (1:28:30), Cavs (1:35:52) and Celtics (1:52:18).

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Pacers Sign DeQuan Jones, Trey McKinney-Jones

Sep 7, 2017 4:41 PM

The Indiana Pacers have signed DeQuan Jones and Trey McKinney-Jones to contracts.

DeQuan Jones was undrafted out of the University of Miami in 2012 and played with the Orlando Magic in 2012-13. He played with Reno in the NBA G League one season and has played internationally the last three seasons. 

Trey McKinney-Jones also played at the University of Miami and was undrafted in 2013. He has had three stints with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League while also playing internationally the last three seasons.

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NBA Exec: Tampering Rules Archaic, Difficult To Enforce

Aug 25, 2017 11:06 AM

The Indiana Pacers have filed tampering charges against the Los Angeles Lakers on how they handled the Paul George situation.

Tampering claims are rarely filed and penalties are even rarer. The general consensus is tampering is common but the league is virtually powerless to stop it.

“My sense is everyone agrees that the current situation is silly,” one league executive said. “The rules are archaic and both difficult to enforce, and largely unenforced even when they aren’t as difficult to enforce.”

The risk of tampering by an actual executive is far greater than the reward.

“If a team GM were to blatantly get involved [in tampering], the downside could be enough to prevent them from working again,” one general manager said. “While I’m sure that may not stop everyone, it sure will be thought about, especially with all the risk and the likelihood of something coming out at some point.”

The most obvious example of Magic Johnson potentially tampering with George was an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“No, we can say, ‘Hi,’ because we know each other,” Johnson said, flashing his trademark smile. “I just can’t say, ‘Hey, we want you to come to the Lakers,’ even though I’m going to be wink-winking. You know what that means, right?”

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Tags: Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Pacers Sign Alex Poythress To Two-Way Contract

Aug 22, 2017 5:38 PM

The Indiana Pacers have signed Alex Poythress to a two-way contract.

Poythress spent the majority of the 16-17 season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, averaging 18.5 points and 7.1 rebounds.

Poythress also played six games for the Philadelphia 76ers to close out the season.

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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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Cavs Thought They Had Paul George Trade Agreed Upon On June 30th
Paul George was going to be traded by the Pacers to the Cavaliers with Kevin Love going to the Nuggets and Gary Harris moving to Indiana in a package involving other pieces.

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Cavaliers Believe They Could Have Turned Irving, Love Into Chris Paul, Paul George
The Cavaliers believe they could have acquired both Chris Paul and Paul George had they known Kyrie Irving wanted out.

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Damien Wilkins Agrees To One-Year Deal With Pacers
Damien Wilkins last played in the NBA during the 12-13 season with the 76ers.

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Pacers Waive George Niang
George Niang appeared in 23 games with the Pacers last season.

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Warriors Rejected Pacers' Offer Of Paul George For Klay Thompson
The Warriors weren't interested in trading away Klay Thompson, who has two seasons remaining on his current contract.

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Paul George Was Surprised By Trade To Thunder
Sam Presti said the Thunder were risking more if they didn't trade for Paul George.

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Raptors, Pacers Agree To Cory Joseph For C.J. Miles Sign-And-Trade
C.J. Miles is a free agent this offseason.

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Bojan Bogdanovic Agrees To Two-Year, $21M Deal With Pacers
Indiana would have had to sign Bojan Bogdanovic to a three-year offer if he remained a restricted free agent.

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Pacers Waive Rakeem Christmas
Rakeem Christmas appeared in 30 games and averaged 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds per game over his two seasons with the Pacers.

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Pacers Waive Monta Ellis
The Pacers have waived Monta Ellis.

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Monta Ellis Discussing Buyout With Pacers
An agreement between Monta Ellis and the Pacers could be agreed upon by the end of July.

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Darren Collison Agrees Upon Two-Year, $20M Deal With Pacers
Darren Collison spent the past two seasons with the Kings.

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Blazers Offered Three 2017 First Rounders, Any Non-Big 3 Player For Paul George
The Blazers attempted to trade for Paul George entering the draft.

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Pacers Discuss Cory Joseph Trade With Raptors
The Raptors are looking to clear salary with the possibility of re-signing Kyle Lowry to a significant raise as well as Serge Ibaka.

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