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Indiana Pacers: Grading the free agent pickups

After finishing the 2013-2014 season in disappointing fashion, the Indiana Pacers had several glaring needs to address going into the free agency period. The Pacers are in desperate need of a quality ball-handler who can take care of the ball when pressured. No one on the Pacers’ roster was successful against the Miami Heat’s constant on-the-ball defensive pressure, which inevitably...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Falk: Trading Turner Wasn't Blockbuster For 76ers

Evan Turner's agent, David Falk, believes the Philadelphia 76ers didn't make an expecially strong trade in dealing his client to the Indiana Pacers. “I don’t think it’s about expectations,” Falk said. “I think he and Jrue Holiday were terrific together. And we had asked Philadelphia his entire fourth year, repeatedly, we urged him to please not trade [Turner]. He...
Via RealGM
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evan Turner’s Agent: Larry Bird Told Me Turner Could Average 17, 6 And 5

When the Indiana Pacers made a deal to acquire Evan Turner at the NBA’s trade deadline last season, many thought the trade could be a difference maker in the Eastern Conference. Turner, a 25-year-old small forward, didn’t exactly light the world on fire with Indiana, averaging just 7.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in 27 games. Still, Pacers president Larry Bird...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert is amused by robot vacuum cleaner in Instagram video

For even big NBA stars like Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, things can get a tad boring from time to time and sometimes you have to take solace in the fact that we exist in a time of Instagram to alleviate our boredom. Yesterday, Roy decided to shoot a quick Instagram video of a robotic vacuum cleaner doing it’s usual job and well, Roy was amused by it to say the least: Nice...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Indiana Pacers: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content/Hoopstuff… The Pacers came into last season with plenty of hype, much of it coming from their own words, and got out to a fast start at 9-0. The first half of the regular season would go well but around the All Star break things began to slide, with players losing focus and thinking me...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert practices hook shots with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in Instagram video

In case you might have missed it, Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert is getting some help with his game from Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Last night, Kareem’s Instagram account had the first video of the practices where it shows Hibbert practicing some small hook shots in the paint at the Pacers practice facility: Below is an Instagram photo of Kareem coaching Roy up during...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar training Roy Hibbert

Roy Hibbert with a skyhook? Pacers president and former Celtic Larry Bird apparently dined with his old Lakers rival, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in the name of helping Indiana’s center. If Abdul-Jabbar helps diversifies Hibbert’s offense, that would be wonderful for the wayward Pacers big man. However, I believe most of these arrangements are overrated. If Abdul-Jabbar could unilaterally...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert Will Workout With Kareem Abdul Jabbar This Offseason

After the debacle that was last year’s playoffs for Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, any help he could find was needed. Larry Bird said he wanted Hibbert to workout this summer with an all-time great, and what Larry Bird wants, Larry Bird gets. Hibbert has decided to team up with Jareem Abdul Jabbar this offseason and hopefully pick his brains for some expert tips and tricks...
Via Standing O Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert: “I’ll be the best center in the NBA”

The Indiana Pacers went through a huge slump at the end of last season, and one of the main reasons was because of the poor play that Roy Hibbert produced. There have been quite a few rumors surrounding the Pacers trading Hibbert this offseason, but that doesn’t appear that it will end up being the case. Despite his poor performance last year, Hibbert is very excited about the...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird on Stephenson: 'I really feel bad about losing him'

Lance Stephenson’s overall character has come into question for as long as anyone can remember. It’s clear that he’s a talented athlete, and on some nights he even appeared to be the best player on the court. In a league that has brought together the best basketball players on the planet and some of the best athletes in the history of mankind, Lance standing out, even if only...
Via Pass The Pill
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Roy Hibbert figure things out in 2014?

The Indiana Pacers were extremely disappointed in the play of big man Roy Hibbert down the stretch of last season and into the playoffs, and are hoping that he can figure things out in 2014. Can Hibbert rebound off of his poor performance last season? There is no doubt that Hibbert has the skill and potential to be one of the best big men in the NBA, but he has to figure out how...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers face uphill battle after signing Stuckey

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana made it official Monday, announcing the signing of shooting guard Rodney Stuckey. The announcement comes less than a week after word leaked of the minimum-salary deal during the NBA's summer league in Las Vegas. The Pacers are hoping Stuckey fills the void left by last week's departure of Lance Stephenson and keeps them atop the NBA's Central Division...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers: Rookies that will make the team

The 2014 NBA draft came and went without a selection from the Indiana Pacers. There first round pick was traded away last summer along with center Miles Plumlee and wing Gerald Green in exchange for power forward Luis Scola. The Pacers then traded away the 57th pick to the New York Knicks for an undisclosed amount of cash. So now we look to some undrafted free agent signings and...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George On Lakers: “It Would Be Very Awesome To Play At Home”

Laker fans were actively recruiting Paul George when his rookie contract was coming to an end. George eventually re-signed with the Indiana Pacers, but says it would have been amazing to play for his hometown Lakers. Via DailyNews.com: “It was great as well as a little overboard,” he said. “It... The post Paul George On Lakers: “It Would Be Very Awesome To Play At Home...
Via Hoops-Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers: Free agent targets still on the market

It is that time of year again. The NBA Finals are over, the NBA draft has come and gone and now the free agency period has begun. Although the Indiana Pacers do not have much cap space to work with, they do have several glaring needs to address. Over the past few seasons the Pacers have been terrific defensively, but have struggled offensively. The main reason for this is their lack...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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