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Pacers Draft Prospects: Sindarius Thornwell

Pacers Draft Prospects: Sindarius Thornwell

Sindarius Thornwell is one of the oldest players in the draft. At almost 23 years old, he may also be one of the most ready. “I’m not a lottery pick, but I feel like I’m a lottery player,” said Sindarius Thornwell on his draft stock. Is that a stretch? Maybe. South Carolina SG Sindarius Thornwell previously worked out with the Indiana Pacers. The 22-year-old senior is projected to be drafted in the second round by most mock drafts, where the Pacers hold the 47th overall pick. The 6’5” 212 lb. SEC Player of Year led the Gamecocks to the Final Four in his senior season while...
May 26, 2017
Player Review: Al Jefferson wasn’t a fit, nor was he fit

Player Review: Al Jefferson wasn’t a fit, nor was he fit

The 32-year-old’s slow-down, paint-centric game stood out like a sore thumb. Per 36 minutes, Al Jefferson (surprisingly) averaged more points (20.7) and rebounds (10.7) in his bench role for the Indiana Pacers than he did over either of his final two seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. Yet, because his paint-centric game was equally as ill-suited to satisfy his team’s desire to play with pace as the roster’s lack of shooting was to meet his need for space, the Blue & Gold were (unsurprisingly) 7.4 points per 100 possessions better with him off the floor than on....
May 25, 2017
Why I’m a fan of the Indiana Pacers

Why I’m a fan of the Indiana Pacers

Like father, like daughter. Welcome to the refreshed Indy Cornrows! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card. We’re collecting all of the stories here and featuring the best ones across our network as well. Come Fan With Us! Insert favorite highlight from the 18-season compendium of Reggie Miller near-mythical moments here, right?...
May 24, 2017
Player Review: C.J. Miles was whatever the Pacers needed him to be

Player Review: C.J. Miles was whatever the Pacers needed him to be

The consummate pro was also the unsung hero. (Deep Breath...) For the first eight games of the season, C.J. Miles was the backup small forward. Then, he started two games when Paul George was out with ankle soreness. When the four-time All-Star came back, he went back to the bench for two games. George needed more time to heal, so the sharpshooter started against the Suns. He missed the next six games with knee soreness, but once he was healthy he went back to the bench for 23 games. When Nate McMillan finally arrived at the realization that starting Monta Ellis beside...
May 23, 2017
Player Review: Rakeem Christmas is tough to figure

Player Review: Rakeem Christmas is tough to figure

It’s unclear what role the mixed bag 25-year-old can consistently play for the Pacers outside of emergency depth. It’s difficult to pinpoint what exactly it is that Rakeem Christmas is or should be for the Indiana Pacers. He runs the floor hard and isn’t afraid to scrap on the offensive glass (grabbing the second-highest percentage of Indiana’s misses), but generally speaking he’s still a non-shooting, small-ball center in a 6-foot-9 power forward’s body. How did Rakeem Christmas impress? When Al Jefferson was sidelined with dental pain, the Pacers played 3.57...
May 22, 2017
Player Review: Lance Stephenson lit a fire under the Pacers

Player Review: Lance Stephenson lit a fire under the Pacers

The Lance-effect was real. The question now is if it’s sustainable. As trite as the word “swagger” has become, arguably no other term can better encapsulate what it was that Lance Stephenson brought to the Indiana Pacers. “Lance is a little crazy,” Kevin Pritchard admitted on 1070 The Fan’s The Dan Dakich Show. “But, he brings a unique energy to our team, and he brought everybody up. He walked in the building and Paul (George) had a little bit more swagger. Jeff Teague had much more swagger when we had Lance.” Still, as much as the Lance-effect on the Pacers...
May 20, 2017
Player Review: Kevin Seraphin was misused for too long

Player Review: Kevin Seraphin was misused for too long

Nate McMillan should’ve untethered the double-plodder lineups sooner. Kevin Seraphin is ideally a backup center, not a power forward. Though injuries sometimes dictated otherwise, this should’ve been obvious. According to the NBA’s lineup data, the Pacers were outscored by 19.1 points per 100 possessions in the 156 minutes that Seraphin played beside Myles Turner. They were also in the red when he and Al Jefferson were on the floor together (minus-3.2). Some of it was spacing, but the bigger issue was defending the 3-point line. Seraphin’s bulky body doesn’t...
May 19, 2017
Player Review: Glenn Robinson III’s confidence grew

Player Review: Glenn Robinson III’s confidence grew

It was obvious the athletic wing spent his offseason preparing to be ready. Think back to January of 2016: George Hill was out for personal reasons and Rodney Stuckey was sidelined with an ankle sprain, leaving Glenn Robinson III to sink or swim in the starting lineup for four games. Over that span of time, he averaged 5.5 points on 28.6 percent shooting, and the Pacers were outscored by 15.9 points per 100 possessions with him on the floor. Put simply, he wasn’t ready. "You're a starter, you have a green light, you have to take advantage of those opportunities," Robinson...
May 18, 2017
Paul George to Reportedly Weigh Options on Future This Weekend

Paul George to Reportedly Weigh Options on Future This Weekend

According to a league source, Indiana Pacers’ forward Paul George is expected to weigh his possible options regarding his future as early as this weekend. Earlier today, the NBA released the results for their three All-NBA teams. The Pacers and their fans anxiously awaited to see if Paul George had made any of the three teams, which would trigger an incentive in his contract that would allow the Pacers to pay him a maximum contract of over $200 million - roughly $70 million more than any other team would be able to offer the 27-year-old star forward. Instead, George was left off of...
May 18, 2017
All-NBA voting results deliver latest blow to Paul George’s long-term relationship with Pacers

All-NBA voting results deliver latest blow to Paul George’s long-term relationship with Pacers

The Indiana Pacers failed Paul George, not the media. As predicted, Paul George fell one spot shy of earning his second-consecutive All-NBA selection and qualifying for the league’s newly created Designated Player Exception (DPE), which means he will not be eligible to become an extra $70 million richer this summer. Here’s how the final balloting shook out at the forward position: First Team: LeBron James (498) Kawhi Leonard (490) Second Team: Giannis Antetokounmpo (258) Kevin Durant (239) Third Team: Draymond Green (134) Jimmy Butler (102) Also receiving votes: Paul George (40),...
May 17, 2017
Pacers Draft Prospects: Dwayne Bacon

Pacers Draft Prospects: Dwayne Bacon

President Kevin Pritchard and the front office personnel interviewed Florida State SG/SF Dwayne Bacon at the NBA Combine last week. Dwayne Bacon (yes, it’s pronounced like the delicious meat product) appears to have the attention of Kevin Pritchard and the Indiana Pacers. The 6’6” SG/SF from Florida State University has interviewed with the Pacers and was supposed to work out with the coaching staff on Wednesday. Bacon did not participate in the workout due to an illness. The Pacers filled his spot with Evan Bradds of Belmont. On Monday, the Seminole was scheduled to workout with the...
May 16, 2017
What the NBA Draft Lottery Results Mean for the Indiana Pacers

What the NBA Draft Lottery Results Mean for the Indiana Pacers

The Pacers weren’t in the lottery this year, but could still be significantly impacted by its results. The 2017 NBA Draft Lottery concluded on Tuesday night, which you can see the final results of here. The top three selections of the June 22 draft are as follows: No. 1: Boston Celtics, No. 2: Los Angeles Lakers, and No. 3: Philadelphia 76ers. The Pacers haven’t picked in the lottery since drafting Myles Turner with the 11th overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft, and even though they found themselves out of the top-14 selection for the second-consecutive year, their future could...
May 16, 2017
Pacers Draft Prospects: John Collins

Pacers Draft Prospects: John Collins

Pacers President Kevin Pritchard and the front office staff interviewed Wake Forest PF John Collins at the NBA Combine last week. John Collins may have been the most improved player in college basketball last season. Seriously. The 6’10” sophomore for the Wake Forest Demon Deacons dominated some of the best competition in the nation and was named the ACC’s Most Improved Player. Averaging 19.2 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in 26.6 minutes per game, Collins’ numbers are comparable to those of the Wake Forest great, Tim Duncan. Seriously. In Duncan’s sophomore season, he...
May 16, 2017
Indiana Pacers to Host Six Prospects for Second Pre-Draft Workout on Wednesday

Indiana Pacers to Host Six Prospects for Second Pre-Draft Workout on Wednesday

The Pacers continue their draft evaluation process on Wednesday, hosting half-a-dozen prospects as the team prepares for the upcoming NBA draft. After hosting their first pre-draft workouts this past Monday, the Indiana Pacers will begin the second session of workouts on Wednesday, as confirmed by the team’s official Twitter account. We're holding our second pre-draft workout tomorrow. Here are the six prospects scheduled to participate: https://t.co/AgqtvQjp7Y— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) May 16, 2017 The six prospects working out with Indiana will be Dillon Brooks (Oregon), Mike...
May 16, 2017
All-NBA Honors to be Announced May 18

All-NBA Honors to be Announced May 18

The NBA announced on Monday that the All-NBA honors will be revealed on Thursday, May 18. After much speculation of a specific release date, the NBA declared that their All-NBA honors will be announced Thursday, May 18 and the other NBA award finalist will be announced on TNT this Friday at approximately 7 p.m. ET during a 90-minute edition of TNT’s NBA pre-game show prior to Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers. All-NBA First, Second and Third teams will be revealed during the pre-game show - perhaps having major implications on some...