Observations from Pacers’ preseason games 2 & 3

I’ll make it brief. Lots of things to like in the Pacers’ second and third preseason games, both victories (115-112 over Detroit and 97-92 over Orlando). Paul George was on fire in the Pistons game, scoring 20 in the first quarter and 32 overall in just 24 minutes. He was doing a little too much […]

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Observations from the Pacers’ first preseason game of 2015-2016

I know the preseason is supposed to mean nothing, but it’s hard to not get excited to see this new Indiana Pacers squad with a healthy Paul George, additions like Monta Ellis and rookie Myles Turner, and a revamped small-ball offense that is supposed to put more points on the board. With so many new […]

NBA Preseason About A Week Away For Indiana Pacers

With the return of Paul George for a full season, and the arrivals of superstar Monta Ellis and NBA Draft lottery pick Myles Turner, the Indiana Pacers are expecting to get back into the postseason in the 2015-16 campaign. October is finally just around the corner, and as a result, the Pacers and the rest […]


Pacers’ 2015-2016 Schedule and Expectations

The 2015-2016 NBA regular season schedule is out, and the Indiana Pacers’ roster is essentially set. It’s now time to look what the team looks like, how the season will unfold, and what the expectations are for this new team. Roster There was the surprise signing of veteran guard Tony Douglas, which pushes the number of […]

Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III makes a layup as Arizona center Kaleb Tarczewski (35) looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Pacers sign Baby Big Dog, Glenn Robinson III

The Pacers have completed their roster by filling out the 15th and final spot with Indiana native Glenn Robinson III, the son of former NBA overall No. 1 pick Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson. The contract is for three years, but not much else is known at this point. Robinson, 21, is listed at 6’7″ and […]

SYRACUSE, NY - JANUARY 13:  Rakeem Christmas #25 of the Syracuse Orange reacts to a made basket and a foul against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the second half at the Carrier Dome on January 13, 2015 in Syracuse, New York.  Syracuse defeated Wake Forest 86-83 in overtime.  (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

Christmas comes early for Pacers; Rakeem Christmas, that is

Remember when the Pacers tossed Roy Hibbert to the LA Lakers for a future second round pick? Well, that pick was was for the 2019 NBA Draft. Betting that the Lakers might not suck that bad by then, the Pacers traded away that pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for this year’s 36th pick, Rakeem Christmas […]


Pacers: Early 2015-2016 Preview

We’re still in July, but after a flurry of moves over the past couple of weeks the Indiana Pacers are looking like a completely different team with a new roster and fresh philosophy. It’s farewell for David West, Roy Hibbert, Luis Scola, CJ Watson, Damjan Rudez, Chris Copeland and Donald Sloan. Hello to Monta Ellis, […]


Pacers’ 2015-2016 Player Outlooks

With the departure of David West and Roy Hibbert, coupled with the desire to make the team name synchronize with their style of play, the Indiana Pacers underwent a significant revamp this offseason. They cut loose primary back-up point guard CJ Watson, primary back-up power forward Luis Scola, third-string point guard Donald Sloan and last season’s […]

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Grading the Pacers’ 2015 Offseason

So it looks like the pieces have just about fallen into place for the 2015-2016 Indiana Pacers. In addition to signing Monta Ellis on a 4yr/$44m deal, re-signing Rodney Stuckey (3yr/$21m) and Lavoy Allen (3yr/$12m), the Pacers have now officially added free agent big man Jordan Hill (1yr/$5m), versatile swing man Chase Budinger via trade […]


Pacers trade Rudez for Budinger as another piece falls into place

I was curious to see what other tricks Larry Bird had up his sleeve as free agency slows down and with the Pacers still holding salary cap space. Today, they traded last year’s European rookie shooter Damjan Rudez to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Chase Budinger. It seems strange that the Pacers are giving […]

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Pacers ink big man Jordan Hill

This is a deal I wanted to happen for two reasons. The first is that there is basically no one left on the market for the Pacers to sign that would provide an upgrade to existing big men Ian Mahinmi and Lavoy Allen (rookie Myles Turner, as good as he’s looked in Summer League, remains […]

Myles Turner Impressing Early For Indiana Pacers In Orlando Summer League

As the Indiana Pacers transition away from running the team through a traditional center, after dealing away Roy Hibbert to the Lakers, they may have drafted their big man of the future in Myles Turner, who is impressing early in the Orlando Summer League. The Orlando Summer League runs from July 4-10 and includes the […]


Luis Scola signs with Raptors on 1yr/3M deal

With everyone wrapped up in the DeAndre Jordan saga unfolding over Twitter, it seems an even more important piece of news has been missed. Yes, that’s right. Luis Scola leaving the Indiana Pacers, signing a one-year, $3 million deal with the Toronto Raptors, likely replacing the last Pacers back-up power forward to go there, Tyler […]


Farewell, David West

This blog doesn’t usually post non-Pacers news, but I’ll make an exception this time to spew up my thoughts on David West’s signing with the San Antonio Spurs. The contract is one year, $1.4 million, the veteran’s minimum, meaning West essentially left $10.2 million on the table as he would have made $12.6 million by […]