TAG: Indiana Pacers

instagram, NBA, Twitter / Aug 2, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The NBA Family Reacts To Paul George’s Injury

Team USA

The NBA is a brotherhood. Players train all year long with the utmost goal of beating opponents when the games matter most, but respect, empathy, and friendship always transcend even the league’s harshest competition. The basketball world is exhibiting that ubiquitous kinship in reacting to the devastating injury suffered by Paul George last night at the USA Basketball Showcase. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 1, 2014 / 10:45 pm

Paul George Suffers Gruesome Lower Leg Injury During USA Scrimmage

Paul George

Indiana Pacers All-Star and likely Team USA starter Paul George was taken off the floor on a stretcher after suffering a gruesome lower leg injury in the fourth quarter of the USA Basketball Showcase on Friday night. The game’s remainder was cancelled as a result. Read More »

NBA / Aug 1, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Paul George Says Cavs Are Eastern Conference “Front-Runners”

Paul George, LeBron James

It wasn’t long ago that the Indiana Pacers were considered the best team in the NBA. Paul George and company opened the 2013-2014 season a scorching 16-1, leading some to wonder if they had a realistic chance at winning 70 games. But Indy’s dominant play early last season and the wild optimism accompanying it is a memory far, far gone. As 2014-2015 rapidly approaches, consensus is that the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers – led by a fully rehabilitated Derrick Rose and redeemed LeBron James, respectively – are favorites in a suddenly wide open Eastern Conference. George doesn’t disagree, either, recently calling James’ Cavaliers “front-runners.” Read More »

Twitter / Jul 24, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Is Paul George Changing To Lucky Number 13?

Paul George

Pacers wing Paul George has been hinting at something on Twitter the last couple of days. It revolves around a tautological mention of Trece, or 13 in spanish. Does this mean we’ll finally get to use the PG-13 nickname? Read More »

instagram, Twitter / Jul 23, 2014 / 10:00 am

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says He’ll Train Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Earlier in the off-season — after what Paul George described as the Pacers forgetting their “edge,” which led to a marked drop in performance during the second half of the season — the team was reportedly “quietly” shopping Roy Hibbert. We’re not so sure after a tweet and Instagram post showed Roy dining with Larry Bird and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with more tutelage in store. Read More »

NBA / Jul 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Breaking Down The New Eastern Conference Contenders

Joakim Noah, Nene

With one Sports Illustrated essay, the entire hierarchy in the Eastern Conference was destroyed.

The Miami Heat, the champions of the Eastern Conference for the last four seasons, lost their best player. The Cleveland Cavaliers, an Eastern Conference laughing stock for the last four years, instantly became Las Vegas’ favorites to win the championship next year, and between all that, a number of other teams improved as well. Read More »

Smack / Jul 22, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Paul George Says The Pacers Forgot Their Edge Last Season

Paul George

The Indiana Pacers might have reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the second consecutive season in 2014, but long before the Miami Heat rolled them 4-2 in the best-of-seven series, they had so many chinks in their armor, it might as well have been a loincloth. Pacers wing Paul George spoke about what happened to the Los Angeles Daily News yesterday during his one-day camp in his hometown of Palmdale, California. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jul 21, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Report: Celtics Will Sign Free Agent Evan Turner

Evan Turner, Kris Humphries

After an abysmal 27 games to finish the 2013-14 regular season with the Pacers, Indiana decided not to extend Evan Turner a qualifying offer this summer, making him an unrestricted free agent. According to the Boston Herald, Turner is expected to sign with the Celtics for part of their mid-level exception. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 21, 2014 / 10:30 am

Bird On Lance’s Departure: “I’m Going To Miss The Kid”

Lance Stephenson, Mario Chalmers

Lance Stephenson decided to sign a three-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets last week, instead of accepting the long-term contract the Pacers were offering. The decision surprised Larry Bird, who is disappointed to lose his starting shooting guard, but also a player he personally helped develop into a borderline all-star. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Latest News / Jul 16, 2014 / 11:45 am

Report: Lance Stephenson Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Charlotte

Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson has agreed to terms on a three-year, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The Pacers made an offer for five years, but Stephenson decided it was in his best interest to take a shorter-term deal in order to maximize his opportunity for one more huge contract in his prime, especially considering the league’s upcoming television deal and a possible change in the collective bargaining agreement after the 2016 season. Read More »