TAG: Indiana Pacers

NBA / Aug 22, 2014 / 11:15 am

Frank Vogel On George Hill: “Best Summer I’ve Ever Seen Him Have”

Steve Mitchell/ USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a less than ideal offseason for the Indiana Pacers. After consecutive Eastern Conference Finals appearances, Lance Stephenson left for Charlotte in free agency, and Paul George suffered a season-ending injury while playing for Team USA. Add to the fact that the other centerpiece of the team, Roy Hibbert, struggled mightily in the second half of last season, and there are a lot of question marks in Indiana. But fans of the team might find comfort in knowing that George Hill has been having a great summer. Read More »

NBA / Aug 21, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Losers

Kobe Bryant

Anytime you have winners you’re bound to have some people that lose. This year’s summer is no exception: there were plenty of teams and players who “lost” this past offseason. After counting down this summer’s “winners,” it’s only right that we give an equal share of the limelight to those whose situation was less fortunate than their NBA counterparts. Let’s take a look at some of the “Biggest Losers” of the offseason (sorry…there’s no association to the weight loss show on this one, unless we’re counting LeBron’s newer, skinnier body as a loss). Read More »

Latest News / Aug 15, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Paul George Calls Injury “Freak Accident,” Stresses Optimism About Return

Paul George

Don’t count Paul George among those gleaning big-picture concerns from his injury playing for Team USA. In his first public appearance since gruesomely breaking his leg on national television and sparking a debate on the viability of NBA players on the international stage, George deflected blame from USA Basketball and espoused optimism of his road to recovery. Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Aug 14, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Paul George Outfits High School Alma Mater With No. 24 Merchandise

Paul George

Injured Indiana Pacers superstar and USA Basketball fixture Paul George filed the necessary paperwork by a March deadline to change his jersey number to 13 this season, so avoided being subject to paying for all of his merchandise on the market that still bore No. 24. But George, ever-charitable and generally awesome despite his unfortunate circumstances, did so anyway, gifting the never-worn apparel to his thrilled high school alma mater. Read More »

NBA / Aug 13, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Larry Bird On Pacers This Season: “We’ll Do Our Best To Make The Playoffs”

Donny Walsh, Herb Simon, Larry Bird

After losing Lance Stephenson to the Charlotte Hornets in free agency and with Paul George likely out for the season, the Pacers are nobody’s favorites to win the East this season. In fact, it’s not far fetched to imagine a scenario where they miss the playoffs entirely. However, Larry Bird is confident in his team and does not plan on bottoming out this season. Read More »

Latest News / Aug 12, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Shawn Marion Meets With Pacers But Cavs Still Lead

Shawn Marion

Free agent forward Shawn Marion met with the Indiana Pacers yesterday in Indianapolis at the urging of team president Larry Bird. Though previous conventional wisdom said Indy was a legitimate threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Marion’s services as a result of being able to offer him a more lucrative deal, Bird indirectly refuted that notion during a press conference earlier today. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Aug 10, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Report: Suns Reject Pacers’ Offer Of Hibbert, Copeland & Cash For Goran Dragic

Roy Hibbert, Goran Dragic

With Paul George lost for the entire 2013-14 season, the Pacers are scrambling to add some pep to an offense that ranked in the bottom third last season, even with George’s team-leading 21.7 PPG. A new report says they contacted Phoenix about acquiring third-team All-NBA point guard Goran Dragic in exchange for Roy Hibbert, Chris Copeland and cash. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 8, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: USA Basketball Saving Spot For George On 2016 Olympic Team

Paul George

Despite last week’s horrific injury that will force him to miss the 2014-2015 season, it won’t be long before we see Paul George back in a Team USA uniform. Chairmain Jerry Colangelo said yesterday that USA Basketball is saving a spot for George on the 2016 Olympic team regardless of his play once he returns to the court. Read More »

NBA / Aug 7, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Nike Honors Paul George With Motivational New Advertisement

Paul George

Less than a week after Paul George suffered a gruesome leg injury that left the basketball world in a state of shock, Nike is already forecasting his comeback. In a motivational new ad, the sports apparel giant says “the best is next” for George despite his long road to recovery. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News, Olympics / Aug 4, 2014 / 10:00 am

Adam Silver Does Not See “Major Shift” In NBA & Intl. Play After George Injury

Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Paul George

The scary compound leg fracture suffered by Paul George during Friday night’s USA Basketball Showcase means one of the best and most promising players in the league will miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season. It also raised doubts about the participation of NBA players in international events like the Olympics and this year’s FIBA World Cup in Spain. Except NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement to ESPN on Sunday night, PG’s injury is unlikely to produce a “major shift” in the NBA’s policies towards international competition. Read More »