Pacers News

Paul George    G/F  Pacers

 

 

According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, a three-team trade that would send Paul George to Cleveland and Kevin Love to Denver is "very unlikely" to happen. Vardon confirmed an ESPN report that the talks took place, but it sounds like they didn't get very far. The Cavaliers initiated the trade talks, but the Pacers weren't interested in what the Nuggets had to offer -- Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler and Emmanuel Mudiay were all mentioned in ESPN's report on Sunday, but the Pacers were probably hoping for a better young prospect and a draft pick(s). George's value on the trade market is declining by the day, so Indiana will be motivated to find him a new home sooner rather than later.

Cleveland.com

Jun 26 - 10:17 AM

Myles Turner    F/C  Pacers

 

 

Myles Turner said he's ready to be the leader of the Pacers with Paul George expected to leave Indiana. "Without a doubt. I’ve had two years of experience and I know that’s not a whole lot, but with [what I’ve done] in that little sample size, I feel like I’m ready to take on more," Turner said. "I want to become a leader – why not start early?" Turner is coming off a top-25 finish in standard leagues with averages of 14.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.9 steals, 2.1 blocks and 0.5 3-pointers, so he should be a hot commodity in fantasy drafts as he enters his third year in the league. He shot 80.9 percent from the line last season and won't hurt you in any category, and he should be the No. 1 option on offense if the Pacers unload PG-13 before the season.

HoopsHype

Jun 26 - 9:57 AM

Paul George    G/F  Pacers

 

 

The Cavaliers, Pacers and Nuggets have reportedly discussed a three-team deal that would send Paul George to Cleveland, with Kevin Love going to Denver. To be clear, nothing is imminent and there's no mention of what Indiana would get in this scenario -- Denver would likely send them a combination of young players and draft picks. It would be a very interesting move from the Nuggets, who acquired Trey Lyles on draft day but could lose Danilo Gallinari in free agency. Chris Haynes reports that Denver would be willing to give up Kenneth Faried in a potential deal, with Wilson Chandler and Emmanuel Mudiay also "available." Stay tuned.

Marc Stein on Twitter

Jun 25 - 7:39 PM

T.J. Leaf    F  Pacers

 

 

Pacers president Kevin Pritchard said T.J. Leaf works out three times a day and is "committed to winning." Unless you're Stan Van Gundy, teams usually gush about their first round picks and this is no exception. "We feel like we got a top-10 pick in this kid, and when you’re picking 18, that’s pretty good," Pritchard said. "Whatever his ceiling is as a player, he’s going to get there." Thaddeus Young has one year left on his deal and should be a popular trade candidate with the Pacers rebuilding, so Leaf could see a lot of run next to Myles Turner as a rookie. As a freshman at UCLA, Leaf averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 boards, 2.4 assists and 1.1 blocks per game, making him a player to keep an eye on at the Summer League.

Indianapolis Star

Jun 24 - 11:32 AM

Lavoy Allen    F  Pacers

 

 

Allen is slated to become an unrestricted free agent after the Pacers informed him they will not exercise his $4 million contract option, Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports reports.

RotoWire

Jun 23 - 7:40 PM

Lavoy Allen    F/C  Pacers

 

 

The Pacers have declined the $4 million team option on Lavoy Allen. It's not surprising as the Pacers get ready to rebuild. Allen showed he could play both big spots for the Pacers, but most teams may not want the 6'9" Allen as a backup big for next season. He's still likely to get some interest at age 28.

ASM Sports

Jun 23 - 6:03 PM

Edmond Sumner    G  Pacers

 

 

The Pacers acquired the No. 52 pick in the draft from the Pelicans and selected Xavier guard Edmond Sumner. An ACL tear ended his sophomore season at Xavier and he also had some knee tendinitis in his freshman campaign, but Sumner still opted to come out. Plus, he was also dealing with a shoulder injury last year, so clearly the injury red flag is flying high here. Sumner did play very well last year, averaging 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.3 steals in 33.1 minutes. If the Pacers don't bring back Jeff Teague, maybe Sumber can earn some minutes with Indiana rebuilding.

Jun 23 - 12:03 AM

Ike Anigbogu    C  Pacers

 

 

Anigbogu was selected by the Pacers with the 47th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

RotoWire

Jun 22 - 11:59 PM

Ike Anigbogu    C  Pacers

 

 

The Pacers selected Ike Anigbogu with the 47th pick in the draft. This UCLA product is basically a California condor with his 7’6" wingspan on his 6’10" frame. Despite playing in just 13.0 minutes per game last year, Anigbogu blocked 1.2 shots with 4.0 boards. The 18-year-old Bruin was assisted on the vast majority of his shots and did make just 53.5 percent from the line, so he’ll need some plenty of seasoning on the offensive end. The Pacers will have to embrace a rebuild with Paul George on the way out, so maybe Anigbogu can carve out a small role behind Myles Turner.

Jun 22 - 11:50 PM

T.J. Leaf    F  Pacers

 

 

Pacers selected UCLA F T.J. Leaf with the No. 18 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Leaf turned in a very efficient season at UCLA, scoring 16.3 points per game on a tidy 66.0 true shooting percentage. Leaf found success by capitalizing on bad matchups while he struggled a bit against other power conference teams, so there is some concern on how his game will translate at the next level. In theory, Leaf could be a long-term fit alongside Myles Turner, but there's much to be seen before we speak that into existence.

Jun 22 - 9:33 PM

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RT @AmicoHoops: #Pacers denied #Cavs' and #Nuggets' hopes of 3-team deal centered on Paul George and Kevin Love. Teams may revisit. #NBA
Hope the Pacers stop getting offers for Paul George and lose him for very little. Idiots
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Pos Name
Frank Vogel    
C Ike Anigbogu    
C Shayne Whittington    
C Larry Bird    
C Andrew Bynum    
C Roy Hibbert    
C Stanko Barac    
F Georges Niang    
F Darnell Jackson    
F Solomon Hill    
F Damjan Rudez    
F David West    
F Chris Copeland    
F Arinze Onuaku    
F Kadeem Jack    
F/C Ian Mahinmi    
F/C Luis Scola    
F/C Lavoy Allen    
G Rodney Stuckey    
G Joe Young    
G Jonny Flynn    
G George Hill    
G Rodney Stuckey    
G Nick Zeisloft    
G C.J. Watson    
G Blake Ahearn    
G Nate McMillan    
G Tim Hardaway    
G Donald Sloan    
G/F Paul George    
G/F C.J. Miles