Mavs set to open season on the road against new-look Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS - The NBA season kicks off on Wednesday night for the Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks.New faces in both places breed renewed optimism entering the 2016-17 season.The Pacers parted with head coach Frank Vogel after last season, and team president Larry Bird said he wanted to redefine the way his team plays. The overhaul also brought point guard Jeff Teague, power...
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For a Pacer Team in Transition, a New X-Factor Must Arise

Ultimate glue guy George Hill is gone. Who will pick up the burden as Indiana’s X-factor?  Many would quickly jump to a big name like Monta Ellis, a proven shooter like C.J. Miles, or a high volume scorer and mediocre shot creator like Rodney Stuckey. Personally, I vote none of the above. While Stuckey offers creation and scoring on the offensive end, Jeff Teague and Paul George...
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Pacers Podcast: Preseason TV ratings indicate big interest in Pacers’ changes

The latest Locked on Pacers episode hits on stellar preseason TV ratings, Ben Bentil’s sign and waive and familiar names finding NBA roster spots. The Pacers continue to prepare for their regular season to begin on Wednesday night at the Fieldhouse, but the team made some news with a minor player move on Monday afternoon. We discuss the sign and waive move that will eventually...
Via Indy Cornrows
4 hours ago

Pacers Tabbed As Likely 4th Seed

Teague averaged 15.7 points, 5.9 assists, and 2.7 rebounds per game last season. We recently wrote about the NBA GMs’ apparent approval of the Pacers’ offseason moves. This was evidenced by the fact that the same GMs picked the Pacers to finish fourth in a survey about the upcoming season. That reflected a general mood from within the league, but a recent write-up from a respected...
Via Vigilant Sports
14 hours ago

The Indiana Pacers Are Keeping Faith in Rakeem Christmas

The Indiana Pacers made their final roster cuts on Sunday -- waiving Julyan Stone and Jeremy Evans. Rakeem Christmas has officially made the Pacers as the 15th man. The Indiana Pacers Are Keeping Faith in Rakeem Christmas - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - An Indiana Pacers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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15 hours ago

Pacers to make “Major Announcement” Wednesday

The Indiana Pacers are scheduled to make a “major announcement” Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Entry Pavilion of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the organization said Monday. The announcement will involve Pacers Sports & Entertainment President Rick Fuson, and other dignitaries. will be there and have you covered on a variety of platforms. Stay tuned for updates.
Via Vigilant Sports
19 hours ago

Indiana Pacers Sign and Then Immediately Waive Ben Bentil

The Indiana Pacers announced on Monday morning that they signed Ben Bentil to a contract. Hours later, they waived him. Indiana Pacers Sign and Then Immediately Waive Ben Bentil - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - An Indiana Pacers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Via 8 Points, 9 Seconds
19 hours ago

Indiana Pacers fine-tune roster by adding Ben Bentil

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers have signed 6-foot-9 rookie forward Ben Bentil. Bentil was one of Boston's second-round draft picks in June but was cut before the start of the season. The former Providence star is not expected to get much playing time and could be assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Indiana's NBA D-League team. The move comes one day after the Pacers waived...
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WATCH: Practice: Paul George on the Start of the Regular Season

October 24, 2016 - Pacers forward Paul George shared his thoughts on his development as a player and how the team is approaching the start of the regular season.
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Indiana Pacers sign free agent power forward Ben Bentil

Indiana’s 15-man roster may not be final after all. The Indiana Pacers have signed former Providence star Ben Bentil, the team announced Monday. This move pushes the roster back over the 15-player league maximum, following yesterday’s cuts of camp invitee Julyan Stone and six-year veteran Jeremy Evans. Bentil, who was drafted by the Celtics at No. 51 immediately following...
Via Indy Cornrows
1 day ago

Rakeem Christmas Makes The Pacers Active Roster

Former Syracuse University center and fan favorite Rakeem Christmas made the Indiana Pacers’ 15-man roster over the weekend. Christmas played one game with the Pacers last season, and spent most of the year in the D-League with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. In Fort Wayne, he averaged 13.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, which was good enough to make the D-League’s East All-Star...
Via Orange Fizz
1 day ago

Pacers Podcast: Getting ready for the regular season to tip!

The latest Locked on Pacers episode hits on the latest news as the Pacers prepare to open the regular season on Wednesday. With preseason action ending last week, the Pacers spent the weekend shifting into regular season mode. Following the Fan Jam event on Sunday, the team cut the roster down to 15 to set the final roster. As they prepare to face the Mavericks on Wednesday, the...
Via Indy Cornrows
1 day ago

Looking Up: The Indiana Pacers are the 3rd Shortest Team in the NBA

FiveThirtyEight looked at the tallest (and shortest) teams in the NBA, with the Indiana Pacers finding themselves on the lower end. Looking Up: The Indiana Pacers are the 3rd Shortest Team in the NBA - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - 8 Points, 9 Seconds - An Indiana Pacers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Via 8 Points, 9 Seconds
1 day ago

Pacers set opening day roster, waive Jeremy Evans and Julyan Stone

Jeremy Evans appeared in just two of six Pacers preseason games. The Pacers finalized their opening day roster late Sunday, hours after their FanJam had ended at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Having already waived rookies Alex Poythress and Nick Zeisloft late last week, the Pacers needed to make two more cuts to set their 15-man roster by Monday’s deadline. Forward Jeremy Evans...
Via Vigilant Sports
1 day ago

WATCH: Pacers Fans Feeling Confident About Season

At the 2016 Pacers FanJam presented by CNO Financial Group, Pacers fans shared the reasons that they are feeling excited for the 2016-17 season to tipoff.
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WATCH: FanJam 2016: Georges Niang Rookie Show Performance

October 23, 2016 - Pacers rookie Georges Niang busts a move during his FanJam performance.
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PG: This 'certainly could be' best Pacers team he's played on

INDIANAPOLIS -- Nate McMillan learned a lot the last three seasons as an Indiana Pacers assistant.Working with a more mature team and established leaders, McMillan shed the drill-sergeant label he earned in Seattle and Portland. Working with a defensive-minded team, he found it to be OK to loosen up the reins on offense. And because he wasn't the head coach, McMillan had time to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

What's next? The Pacers move forward with Paul George

As a Knicks fan, it upsets my basketball heart that Paul George plays for the Pacers. He is one of my 10 favorite players to watch, despite playing for the franchise Reggie Miller played for and tormented the Knicks as its most celebrated member. I hoped he would grow into the All-Star he is and not be the second coming of Tim Thomas. I will spare you the video or graphic retelling...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul George thinks Pacers ‘could easily be a 115-point team a night’

New Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan wants to install more of an up-tempo, freewheeling offense in his first year at the helm, and it looks like his star forward is already starting to buy into it. In an interview with Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star after a 113-96 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in their preseason opener on Tuesday, three-time All-Star Paul George...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Indiana Pacers Go On The Offensive

This offseason, the Indiana Pacers have undergone what is possibly the most drastic stylistic change of any team in the league. For half a decade under Frank Vogel, Indiana has been known for a patient, methodical offense combined with a physical and at times suffocating defense.This offseason, President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird decided that 45 wins and a first-round...
Via The Sports Quotient
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Central Division Preview: Indiana Pacers

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Staying in the East, we’re moving on to the Central. Projected Conference Finish: 9th Best Move of Offseason: I guess, in theory, Thaddeus Young for the 20th pick is good value. It’s a fine move in a vacuum. Worst Move of Offseason: Everything else. They fired Frank Vogel with the goal of playing faster, then...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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