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Pacers re-sign Lavoy Allen, who looks forward to playing time battle

On Monday, the Indiana Pacers announced the re-signing of big man Lavoy Allen, and there was much rejoicing. But there were also more than a few questions about Indiana's stocked frontcourt.The Pacers are so stocked on that front, in fact, that a veritable logjam has built up. It's worth considering, then, where the 6-foot-9 Allen fits in. He's a big man in the mold of Chuck Hayes...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Pacers' Glenn Robinson III says he wants to learn as much as he can from Paul George

He grew up not far from where the Indiana Pacers call home. Now, Glenn Robinson III is looking forward to starting his education alongside Paul George.Robinson was a second-round pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2014, and he didn't see much playing time last season until the Philadelphia 76ers picked him up for the final stretch.Now, Robinson is a member of the Pacers, and he...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Bucks sign free-agent forward Chris Copeland

The Bucks have signed Chris Copeland, confirming recent rumors the free-agent forward was headed to Milwaukee. The team announced the move Wednesday. As per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. Copeland, 31 but only entering his fourth NBA season, played the last two years for the Indiana Pacers, but it was a disappointing tenure. In 2013-14, he didn't play much...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Hibbert asked agent to find him a coach who played in NBA

Frank Vogel became the head coach of the Indiana Pacers in 2011. Roy Hibbert was drafted by the team in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft, but it wasn’t until after Vogel took over that the former Georgetown standout became an NBA All-Star. Despite that, Hibbert’s seems to think it is advantageous for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pacers complete deals with three veterans, complete rookie class

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers have re-signed forwards Lavoy Allen and Shayne Whittington. The team on Monday also signed swingman Glenn Robinson III to a three-year deal and completed an undisclosed deal with second-round pick Rakeem Christmas. Allen agreed to a multiyear deal worth $3 million annually this month. He has averaged 5.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in a five-year career...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pacers sign Baby Big Dog, Glenn Robinson III

The Pacers have completed their roster by filling out the 15th and final spot with Indiana native Glenn Robinson III, the son of former NBA overall No. 1 pick Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson. The contract is for three years, but not much else is known at this point. Robinson, 21, is listed at 6’7″ and 222 pounds. He was selected 40th overall last season by the Minnesota TImberwolves...
Via Pacers Pulse
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers Agree to Three-Year Deal with Glenn Robinson III

Glenn Robinson III didn’t make much noise last season as a rookie, but still has quite a bit of talent looking into the future. He put up some impressive plays during the Las Vegas Summer League with the Atlanta Hawks, and it didn’t take him too long to find a deal. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Indiana Pacers have agreed to a three-year...
Via Hoops-Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Will Rakeem Christmas Fit In With the Pacers?

Rakeem Christmas has been traded two times since being drafted 36th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves on June 25. On draft night he was dealt by the Timberwolves to the Cavaliers for the rights to Tyus Jones, and yesterday the Cavs traded Christmas to the Pacers for a 2019 second round pick. If this is where Christmas starts the season, how will he fit in with Frank Vogel...
Via Orange Fizz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs trade Rakeem Christmas to Pacers

Christmas has been traded in July. The Cleveland Cavaliers have sent the rights to forward/center Rakeem Christmas, the No. 36 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for the Los Angeles Lakers’ 2019 second-round pick, Cavs GM David Griffin announced today. The Pacers acquired that pick earlier this month when they sent center Roy Hibbert to Los Angeles...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How improved will the Indiana Pacers be next season?

The Indiana Pacers’ roster overhaul is nearly complete. Following David West’s departure from the team, Indy has changed their identity completely. The transition to a small-ball, high-tempo team has begun much faster than seemed possible even just a few months ago. The results are exciting, but also quite worrisome. How competitive of a team will the Pacers be? How long will...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George is back with between-the-legs dunks (Video)

Paul George is back to his old self, as he proved Wednesday by throwing down a between-the-legs dunk at NikeRise. It's off-season & Paul George is still throwing down between-the-legs dunks. http://t.co/Di4uDCQ17g (via @janebracher)— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 22, 2015That obviously got the kids in attendance very excited, and it should make Indiana Pacers fans very happy...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Pacers chose 'Hickory High' over the real school that inspired 'Hoosiers'

There's no doubt that the Indiana Pacers are leading the way in cool with their jerseys. The "Flo-Jo" throwback jerseys they rocked several times this season are amazing, and now the Pacers are set to wear "Hickory High" uniforms next season to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Hoosiers."Some have questioned, however, why Indiana wouldn't emblazon its jerseys with "Milan," the school...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hickory Huskers: Pacers to wear 'Hoosiers' uniforms in some games

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Hickory Huskers are coming to the NBA next season. The Indiana Pacers will celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Hoosiers by wearing the maroon and gold uniforms that Jimmy Chitwood and the Huskers made famous in the beloved film. The Pacers said Tuesday that the Hickory uniforms will be worn in select 2015-16 games through a partnership with Metro-Goldwyn...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hickory NBA: The Pacers Embrace Hoosiers

You don’t have to love the movie Hoosiers to think this is pretty cool, and a great way for one of our nation’s best basketball states to honor its rich hoops heritage: It’s an honor to break this news: @Pacers going Hollywood next season! #HickoryPacers #HoosiersMovie pic.twitter.com/6iC52OSCv5 — INDIANA GEORGE HILL (@George_Hill3) July 21, 2015 #HickoryPacers jerseys...
Via Crossover Chronicles
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers To Honor ‘Hoosiers’ With Awesome Hickory-Themed Uniforms (Photos)

Forget the pick and roll. The Indiana Pacers are planning to bust out the picket fence. No, Jimmy Chitwood isn’t walking through that door, and the Pacers probably won’t be running the play made famous in “Hoosiers.” But Indiana will honor the classic 1986 film by debuting some awesome throwback uniforms this season. It’s an honor to break this news: @Pacers going Hollywood...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers to wear ‘Hoosiers’ inspired uniforms next season

In a remarkable partnership sure to yield waves of nostalgia for arguably one of the finest sports movies of all-time, MGM and the Indiana Pacers have announced the NBA team will wear uniforms inspired by “Hoosiers” next season to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary. “Our team will be honored to wear the Hickory uniforms because...Read More The post Pacers to wear ‘Hoosiers’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana Pacers to wear Hickory jerseys from “Hoosiers”

The classic college basketball film Hoosiers celebrates is thirtieth anniversary in 2016. The NBA’s Indiana Pacers have come up with a great way to honor the classic film about their in-state university. According to NBA.com, the Pacers will wear jerseys inspired by the movie in the upcoming season. The jerseys were released in partnership with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pacers: Early 2015-2016 Preview

We’re still in July, but after a flurry of moves over the past couple of weeks the Indiana Pacers are looking like a completely different team with a new roster and fresh philosophy. It’s farewell for David West, Roy Hibbert, Luis Scola, CJ Watson, Damjan Rudez, Chris Copeland and Donald Sloan. Hello to Monta Ellis, Jordan Hill, Chase Budinger, Myles Turner and Joe Young. It’s...
Via Pacers Pulse
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Pacers’ 2015 Offseason

So it looks like the pieces have just about fallen into place for the 2015-2016 Indiana Pacers. In addition to signing Monta Ellis on a 4yr/$44m deal, re-signing Rodney Stuckey (3yr/$21m) and Lavoy Allen (3yr/$12m), the Pacers have now officially added free agent big man Jordan Hill (1yr/$5m), versatile swing man Chase Budinger via trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, and signed...
Via Pacers Pulse
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George As Stretch 4 Gives Indiana Pacers Best Chance to Win

Indiana Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird previously said small forward Paul George will slide into a stretch-4 role during the 2015-16 season, and the Hall of Famer isn’t straying from that. According to the Associated Press via ESPN, Bird repeated his thoughts when the team announced the addition of three players. Bird said: “I’m not going to get into...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Bird on Paul George: “He don’t make decisions around here”

Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird has endured an up-and-down offseason, to say the least. The team was able to nab Monta Ellis from the Mavericks on a modest four-year, $44 million deal and got former Laker Jordan Hill to sign for pennies at one-year, $5 million. Bird also had good luck in last June’s NBA...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Pacers' new identity will look

After spending the past couple offseasons playing it safe by making under the radar acquisitions and placing their faith in continuity, the Indiana Pacers have gone a drastically different direction this summer. Starting with David West's decision to opt out, Indiana's management, a group with the reputation for taking the safe bet, are going all-in on a risky remodel. West, along...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

David West explains why he opted out of Pacers contract

David West opted out of the final year of his contract, and he says his belief that the Indiana Pacers are not title contenders is a big reason why. “At this point in my career, I just want to win,” West told WTHR.com in an exclusive interview Wednesday night. “I’m just not sure the Pacers...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

David West’s opt-out surprising but fantastic for Pacers

Tip us in on Twitter @CrossoverNBA Someone buy David West’s agent a round. He might need it here sometime before the end of the night. In a move that mostly went under the radar amidst more entertaining stuff like “WHO WILL MY TEAM DRAFT!?!?”, West opted out of his final contract year with the Indiana Pacers in what has to be considered somewhat of a surprise considering...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Why we shouldn't assume Roy Hibbert will opt-in

The expectation is that Roy Hibbert will exercise his $15.5 million player option for next season and return to the Indiana Pacers. Say what you want about Hibbert, but he's not stupid and that's precisely the adjective most would use to describe someone that would leave $15.5 million on the table with no guarantee that more money is available elsewhere. The Pacers say they fully...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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