PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 21: Aaron Brooks #0 of the Chicago Bulls stands on the court during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 21, 2014 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pacers ink Aaron Brooks to 1 year/2.5m deal

This has been in the grapevine for a week and finally got confirmation today: Aaron Brooks has signed with the Indiana Pacers for 1 year at $2.5m. The 31-year-old point guard, who averaged 7.1 points in 16.1 minutes (over 69 games) last season, is expected to back up new acquisition Jeff Teague at the point, […]

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Pacers add Jeremy Evans

Call this a fringe move and a net positive. The Indiana Pacers acquired former Slam Dunk champ Jeremy Evans from the Dallas Mavericks for the rights to Stanko Barac. The Pacers also got some cash and the rights to Turkish forward Emir Preldzic. This was the Pacers’ fifth offseason move, with the first four being: […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 17:  Al Jefferson #25 of the Charlotte Hornets runs up the court against the Phoenix Suns during the game at the Time Warner Cable Arena on December 17, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice:  Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Interesting move: Pacers sign Al Jefferson for cheap

I didn’t see this one coming. It doesn’t really fit with the vision of a faster team that Larry Bird has supposedly been preaching — but yet I welcome the move because my memories of Al Jefferson are all of him tormenting the Pacers with dominant post moves. Jefferson is 31 years old and has […]

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Never Doubt the Legend: Bird swaps 20th pick for Thad Young

I was a little lukewarm about the Pacers’ trade of George Hill for Jeff Teague as I mentioned in my post yesterday. That was a bit of a lateral move with some potential for improvement on the offensive end, but also a certain dip on defense. But on draft day, Larry Bird worked his magic and […]

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I don’t like the Hill-Teague trade — for now

The 2015-2016 NBA season just ended and I’m already not liking where 2016-2017 is heading. That’s because the Indiana Pacers just shipped starting point guard George Hill in return for Atlanta’s Jeff Teague. But Hill isn’t going to Atlanta — he’s off to Utah in return for the Jazz’s 12th pick in the draft. I […]

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shakes hands with Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors after the Warriors defeated the Cavs 105 to 97 to win Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NBA Finals Ticket Prices Up for Warriors, Down for Cavaliers

Leading up to the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have breezed their way through the playoffs, sweeping their opponents in the first and second rounds, and beating the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals in six games. In the West, the Golden State Warriors, who were down three games to one to the Oklahoma […]

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Pacers sign Nate McMillan as coach. Wait…what?

Well, that was anti-climatic. After firing (sorry, I mean not renewing) their successful coach from the last 5.5 years, Frank Vogel, the Indiana Pacers went ahead and hired…wait for it…wait for it… Nate McMillian. Yes, Frank Vogel’s former assistant coach, Nate McMillan. Larry Bird tried to spin it in his press conference today by saying […]

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Here’s the thing about Frank Vogel’s firing

Well, shit. Larry Bird really did it. The writing was on the wall and it didn’t get scrubbed off before Thursday’s news conference, when Bird announced that the Pacers would not be renewing head coach Frank Vogel’s contract. The decision seemed inevitable immediately after the Pacers bowed out of the playoffs in game 7 of […]

Pacers drop game 7 in Toronto, look forward to next season

And that’s that. The Indiana Pacers’ 2015-2016 campaign just came to an end tonight in Toronto after falling in game 7 to the Raptors, 89-84. Despite the disappointment, the Pacers can hold their heads up high after pushing the 2nd seed to the limit as a 7th seed. They’ve certainly exceeded my expectations after a […]

Pacers thump Raptors in 2nd half, force game 7

There’s not much more to say. Game 7, here we come. After the heartbreak of game 5, in which they squandered a 13-point 4th quarter lead in the most disgusting of ways, the Indiana Pacers regathered themselves in the 2nd half of game 6 and cruised to a 101-83 victory, setting up a decisive game […]

Pacers play with rare fire, rout Raps to tie series 2-2

Game 4 in Indy was a make-or-break game, and the Pacers have tended to respond well with their backs against the wall. In the end, they did it again, playing with a passion and fire we’ve rarely seen this season, if at all, running out to a 7-0 lead to start the game and going […]

Pacers stun Raptors to go up 1-0

Wow. Consider me shocked. They say the playoffs offer a reset button, and I suppose that’s true, because the Indiana Pacers just crashed the party by taking game one from the Toronto Raptors with a 100-90 victory. Paul George went OFF in the second half, finishing with 33 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals […]

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Do the Pacers stand a chance against the Raptors?

Er…not really. As much as I like to dream, the 7th seeded Indiana Pacers (45-37) need half a miracle to overcome the 2nd seeded Toronto Raptors (56-26) in their first round NBA playoffs match-up commencing Saturday afternoon. Granted, the odds are better than they would have been had the Pacers fallen to the 8th seed […]

Pacers return to playoffs, but as what seed?

Some historic happened in the NBA today. No, I’m not talking about the Golden State Warriors equaling the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72 wins. I’m talking about the Indiana Pacers trouncing the Brooklyn Nets, 129-105, ensuring the team’s return to the playoffs after last year’s wasted season. Some say the Pacers might have been […]

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