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Jul 21, 2017
Report: Pacers want Domantas Sabonis to skip EuroBasket 2017

Report: Pacers want Domantas Sabonis to skip EuroBasket 2017

The 6-foot-11 power forward’s hectic summer schedule has suddenly cleared. Prior to being traded to the Indiana Pacers, Domantas Sabonis was expecting to log minutes for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Summer League team in Orlando before playing for the Lithuanian national team in EuroBasket 2017 from August 31 thru September 17. Now, it appears that his plans have changed. Or, rather, they’ve been changed for him, reports 24sek’s Donatas Urbonas. This is it: Domantas Sabonis won't play in Eurobasket 2017. Indiana Pacers have high hopes for Sabonis, wanted him to prepare for NBA...
Jul 18, 2017
Q&A with SB Nation’s Michael D. Sykes, II on Bojan Bogdanovich

Q&A with SB Nation’s Michael D. Sykes, II on Bojan Bogdanovich

Michael D. Sykes, II provides insight on the sharpshooter’s defensive limitations as well as his viability as a starter. Shooting, following a season where they ranked 27th in the league in three-point attempts per 100 possessions, was an area of apparent need for the mid-range inclined Indiana Pacers. “You have some speed and you have some athleticism, but you have to be able to put the ball in the hole,” Pritchard said at the team’s introductory press conference for Victor Oladipo, Darren Collison, and Domantas Sabonis. “Shooting is of imperative importance for us right...
Jul 15, 2017
Q&A with Sactown Royalty’s Akis Yerocostas on Darren Collison

Q&A with Sactown Royalty’s Akis Yerocostas on Darren Collison

Sactown Royalty’s managing editor stopped by to discuss a familiar face. Darren Collison isn’t exactly new around these parts, but he still expects to rejoin the Indiana Pacers as a different player than the speed-reliant 23-year-old who ran point for a young and hungry playoff squad in a five-game series loss to the Chicago Bulls before losing his starting spot to George Hill one season later. “I’m able to lead much better,” Collison told Pacers.com’s Wheat Hotchkiss when asked what about his game had changed since the last time he was in town. “I was young on this team, so...
Jul 14, 2017
Pacers Offseason Decompress

Pacers Offseason Decompress

The NBA offseason is finally dying down for now. Indiana was busy but didn’t get any better. The offseason is wraping and the 2018 Indiana Pacers will look nothing like 2017’s Indiana Pacers. The Pacers lost three of their starting five players from last year. If you count Lance Stephenson - who only played six regular games last season - as a new signing, then Indiana is only bringing back two bench players. I want to make it clear, that the offseason isn’t completely over. The Pacers will continue to tweak their roster. Considering Indiana’s cap situation I would be surprised if...
Jul 13, 2017
Pacers sign Ike Anigbogu to NBA contract

Pacers sign Ike Anigbogu to NBA contract

The Pacers signed their second round pick on Wednesday to fill out their current NBA roster. The Pacers signed second-round draft pick, Ike Anigbogu to a rookie NBA contract on Wednesday. The 47th overall pick will not be on a two-way contract, according to Nate Taylor, like fellow second rounder, Edmond Sumner. Anigbogu will still be eligible to play in the G-League with the Mad Ants this season but will remain a part of the full-time, 15-man NBA roster. In fact, Anigbogu’s signing brings the Pacers current roster to 15 players with Cory Joseph filling the gap for C.J. Miles. Decisions...
Jul 12, 2017
Q&A with WTLC’s David-Scott on Domantas Sabonis

Q&A with WTLC’s David-Scott on Domantas Sabonis

David-Scott of Welcome to Loud City and Ridiculous Upside discusses the lesser-discussed player from the Paul George trade. Domantas Sabonis has already loosely been the Lavoy Allen to Victor Oladipo’s Evan Turner. Think of this not in terms of actual player comparisons as much as which name has predominantly been the afterthought of an unpopular trade. At last week’s introductory press conference, the 6-foot-11 versatile big man wasn’t the one gushing about coming home to the state where he played collegiality, nor was he the one fielding questions about why he opted to rejoin the...
Jul 11, 2017
Paul George softens up Oklahoma City before his arrival

Paul George softens up Oklahoma City before his arrival

Paul George generated plenty of reaction with a puff piece prior to landing in Oklahoma City. Paul George and his now infamous (at least in Indiana) “people” turned to PR sportswriter to the stars, Lee Jenkins of SI.com to reshape the narrative of his departure from Indiana in an effort to ease his way into Oklahoma City. Smart move to make sure PG is embraced by the Thunder faithful more warmly than a one-and-done rental his “people” insisted he was just a few weeks ago. First thing I did when I saw this article and the varied initial reactions was to look up when PG’s intro...
Jul 9, 2017
Pacers to acquire Cory Joseph in a C.J. Miles sign-and-trade with Raptors

Pacers to acquire Cory Joseph in a C.J. Miles sign-and-trade with Raptors

Indiana will pick up Toronto point guard Cory Joseph in exchange for C.J. Miles on a sign-and-trade deal. For the past week, the Indiana Pacers have been in talks to acquire Cory Joseph from the Toronto Raptors, a deal that was confirmed this afternoon when the Pacers traded for Joseph in a sign-and-trade for C.J. Miles, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Toronto is finalizing a sign-and-trade with Indiana to move Cory Joseph for CJ Miles, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2017 Miles will sign for 3 years, $25 million with Toronto, while Indiana will gain...
Jul 7, 2017
Report: Pacers reach agreement on 2-year, $21 million deal with sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanovic

Report: Pacers reach agreement on 2-year, $21 million deal with sharpshooter Bojan Bogdanovic

Bid adieu to the bygone days of pursuing non-shooting shooting guards and wings. Kevin Pritchard works fast. Less than an hour after making it publicly known that he would like to add shooting to the roster, it was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the Pacers had agreed to a two-year, $21 million deal with swingman Bojan Bogdanovic. “You have some speed and you have some athleticism, but you have to be able to put the ball in the hole,” Pritchard said at the team’s introductory press conference for Victor Oladipo, Darren Collison, and Domantas Sabonis. “Shooting is of...
Jul 6, 2017
Report: Pacers will waive Rakeem Christmas

Report: Pacers will waive Rakeem Christmas

(Rakeem) Christmas won’t come early (or late) this year for the Pacers. It appears that the Pacers aren’t quite done cleaning house, yet. After having already completed the inevitable by waiving 31-year-old guard Monta Ellis, Indiana is also planning to move on from Rakeem Christmas, reports Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports. Christmas, who averaged 2.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 29 games played last season, is tough to figure. He runs the floor hard and isn’t afraid to scrap on the offensive glass, but he remains foul prone (6.1 PF per 36 minutes), struggles to finish against more...
Jul 6, 2017
Pacers vs. Thunders: Summer League and Free Agency Game Thread

Pacers vs. Thunders: Summer League and Free Agency Game Thread

The Pacers and Thunder shocked the free agency world last week and now their summer league teams will play to a bit less fanfare The Pacers wrap up play in the Orlando Summer Leauge on Thursday when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder. After winning their first three games, the Pacers lost to Dallas on Tuesday which dropped them to a No. 3 seed and a matchup against the No. 4 Thunder on Championship Day. A day off should do the body good for several Pacers who appeared to be running on fumes on Tuesday. Dakari Johnson and Dylan Ennis are your notable Thunder players on a roster that...
Jul 6, 2017
Pacers sign Edmond Sumner to two-way deal

Pacers sign Edmond Sumner to two-way deal

The Pacers locked up their second-round pick for two years utilizing a new option for G-League players. The Pacers signed second-round pick, Edmond Sumner on Wednesday, locking up the 52nd overall pick from Xavier, acquired after paying the New Orleans Pelicans for rights to the pick. According to Nate Taylor, the Pacers utilized a new wrinkle in the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement to sign Sumner to a two-way contract which gives the Pacers exclusive rights to Sumner while he also plays for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the G-League. Sumner is still recovering from knee and shoulder...
Jul 5, 2017
Pacers complete the inevitable by waiving Monta Ellis

Pacers complete the inevitable by waiving Monta Ellis

Ellis will no longer be a square peg in a round hole. As confirmed by the Indy Star’s Nate Taylor, the Indiana Pacers have waived 31-year-old guard Monta Ellis. He will become an unrestricted free agent, if no team decides to claim him off waivers over the next 48 hours. Ellis, who was recently suspended five games for violating the league’s drug testing policy, suffered a groin injury in December which essentially caused him to disappear for nearly a stretch of 20 games. Over that span, the once speedy ball-handler averaged only 5.6 points while attempting less than two free throws...
Jul 4, 2017
Summer League final score: Pacers stumble against Mavericks 94-79

Summer League final score: Pacers stumble against Mavericks 94-79

Indiana looked worn down as the game progressed against Dallas, leading to their first loss in Orlando Summer League play. Jarnell Stokes had 15 points and seven rebounds. After an impressive first quarter where the Indiana Pacers doubled up the Dallas Mavericks 24-12, things went south, as the Mavericks would flip the script and go on to blow out the Pacers. The 94-79 loss dropped Indiana to 3-1 in the Orlando Summer League, and led to them acquiring just one point on the day. Rakeem Christmas was a factor early with four points and two rebounds, but left after just seven minutes of game...
Jul 4, 2017
Pacers vs. Mavericks: Summer League and Free Agency Game Thread

Pacers vs. Mavericks: Summer League and Free Agency Game Thread

The Pacers try to remain unbeaten in Orlando as Summer League play continues on the Fourth of July. The Pacers take on the Dallas Mavericks at the Orlando Summer League on the Fourth of July for their fourth game in four days. The Pacers are 3-0 and working through injuries and fatigue but still finding a way to get Ws. All eyes are on rookie, T.J. Leaf who scored 19 points with 10 rebounds on Monday against the Heat. While he’s struggling to guard bigger, stronger center types, Leaf has certainly shown a burst and great second jump that makes him a tough cover at the other end. Jonathan...